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.

Consul General Quelle visits UM-Dearborn

Consul General Quelle to speak at UM-Dearborn

Consul General Herbert Quelle will visit the University of Michigan - Dearborn Wednesday to speak about the crucial challenges and opportunities Germany, Europe, and the United States face today. US-German relations, the state of NATO and the European Union, and European election are among the topics he will discuss.

Missourian Dorris Keeven-Franke honored with German-American Friendship Award

Missourian Dorris Keeven-Franke honored with German-American Friendship Award

Dorris Keeven-Franke received the German-American Friendship Award from Consul General Herbert Quelle, on behalf of Ambassador Peter Wittig, at a ceremony in St. Louis on Thursday, December 17.

PASCH Award

Carmel High School presented with PASCH Award

Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher presented Carmel High School with the prestigious PASCH Award at a ceremony at the Carmel, Indiana school to honor its outstanding commitment to teaching the German lan...

Kaufmann speaks at Volkstrauertag

Volkstrauertag observed across the Midwest

Consul Franz Kaufmann spoke Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony commemorating Volkstrauertag (National Day of Mourning) in Fort Sheridan, IL.  Volkstrauertag is observed every year in Germany to remem...

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Opening: "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation"

The Minneapolis exhibition, in the Lutheran heartland of the United States, includes items never displayed outside Europe before and provides a comprehensive overview of the life and work of the great reformer.

Roth addresses GACC

Minister of State Michael Roth visits Chicago

Consul General Herbert Quelle provided Minister of State Michael Roth a close look at many aspects of Chicago’s political and social landscape.

Consualte General celebrates 26 years of German unity

Consulate General celebrates 26 years of German unity

On Tuesday night, Consul General Herbert Quelle hosted the Consulate’s annual German Unity Day reception at the Union League Club. The Consulate staff was joined by many esteemed members of Chicago’s ...

Governor Nixon Visits Consulate General

Governor Nixon visits Consulate General

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Consulate General in Chicago Tuesday, where he met with Deputy Consul General Mario Soos. The two discussed a range of topics, but focused especially on the cur...

Janie Barner receives German-American Friendship Award

Janie Barner receives German-American Friendship Award

On Tuesday, August 23, Janie Barner received the German-American Friendship Award at a ceremony held in the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago, Illinois. Consul General He...

Walter Sommers with Consul General Herbert Quelle

Walter Sommers receives Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

On Saturday, August 6, Walter Sommers received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at a ceremony held in the CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Consul General Herbert Quelle presented the award on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck.  Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher from Indianapolis was also present.

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.

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.

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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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Hier finden Sie die deutschsprachige Version der Webseite.  

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

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

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire September 30, 2017

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The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.

Internships

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The Consulate General does not have an internship program. Information on internship opportunities at other German Missions can be found (in German) at:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/AusbildungKarriere/AAmt/Praktika/PraktikumAusland_node.html

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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.

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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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Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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

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