German Consulate General Chicago

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German Consulate General Chicago

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Chicago. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in Chicago and the Midwest. The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction comprises the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Please note that an appointment is necessary for the processing of most legal and consular matters at the Consulate General in Chicago. To make an appointment, please use our

Appointment system.

Honorary Consul Paul Obernuefemann with Deputy Consul General Mario Soos

Obernuefemann appointed the new German Honorary Consul in St. Louis

In a ceremony at the Chicago Consulate General on Thursday 30 June 2016, Paul Obernuefemann was officially sworn in as the new German Honorary Consul in St. Louis by German Deputy Consul General, Mario Soos.

Consul General Herbert Quelle and Honorary Consul Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson

Changing of the guard in Minnesota

After six years of excellent service in promoting German-American relations as Honorary Consul of Germany in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mrs. Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson stepped down from this office on May 30, 2016.

Call for papers: International Conference on the Forty-Eighters in the USA

Once again the German and European rebels and freedom fighters that immigrated to the USA as a result of the 1848 Revolution will be the focus of a trans-Atlantic conference. “The Legacy of 1848” (Das Vermächtnis von 1848) will be held in Northfield, Minnesota (50 miles/80 km south of Minneapolis) from March 30 to April 2, 2017.

Armin Homann with his family and CG Quelle

Armin Homann awarded German American Friendship Award

Armin Homann received the German American Friendship Award of Ambassador Wittig from Consul General Herbert Quelle in a ceremony before his children and grandchildren at the Chicago Consulate on Wednesday, June 1st.

The CG's table with pianist George Lepauw, Nepalese CG Marvin Brustin and spouse, Ursula and Stanley Johnson, Laura and James Kiefer

The International Women Associates of Chicago Gala 2016

The International Women Associates of Chicago celebrated Germany at this year’s annual gala on May 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Consul General Herbert Quelle and Mrs. Corinna Niestrath-Quelle served as honorary co-chairs.

CQ Quelle with Governor Jack Dalrymple

Consul General Quelle makes first official visit to North Dakota

During his first official visit to North Dakota on May 18 and 19, Consul General Herbert Quelle met in Bismarck with Governor Jack Dalrymple.

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Consulate General News Archives

Here you can find other press releases from the past few years.

Chicago

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Job Opening

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The Chicago Consulate General is seeking an office assistant in the press department. Applications requested by August 15, 2016.  Please download the job description for further information.

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.

Donate for refugees

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Want to contribute to refugee relief efforts?  Follow the link to donate to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft," an umbrella charity organization that is the gateway for donating to the refugees arriving in Germany.

Aktion Deutschland Hilft

You can also directly support the city of Hamburg, one of Chicago's Sister Cities. Please see below a letter from Chicago Sister Cities International for further information.

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Global education partner

Education is considered the raw material of the 21st century. When it comes to this resource, Germany is a very rich country and sees itself as a pioneer of international knowledge networking. In “Global education partner”, the special feature in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website, you can find out more about why Germany is an attractive destination for learners and teachers. And get to know people with educations and careers in which Germany has played an important role. Also in this issue: insights into the life and work of Reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and a report on new spaces for art.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “Global education partner”

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Media library on the deutschland.de website

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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Hier finden Sie die deutschsprachige Version der Webseite.