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.

Appointment for legal and consular matters

Kalender Enlarge image (© colourbox) Please note that beginning July 1, 2015, 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

Pension and compensation payment issues, as well as citizenship matters (with the exception of dual citizenship) can still be processed from Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. without setting up an appointment in advance.

Please note: Due to space restrictions, it is only possible for people to enter the Consulate General if their personal presence is necessary for the application. We also ask that you do not bring any luggage or other bulky objects with you to your appointment, as it is not possible for these to be stored.

Israeli Consul General Roey Gilad, Mark Adams and German Consul General Herbert Quelle (l. to r.)

Consul General Quelle and Israeli Consul General Gilad celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel

Celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations, the Consulates General of Israel and Germany joined forces for two major events in Kansas City, KS, and Chicago, IL, on June 22 and 23.

Consul General Quelle with Duluth Mayor Don Ness

A visit to Duluth

Consul General Quelle met with Duluth, MN Mayor Don Ness on Wednesday, June 17.

George Glotzbach and Mr. Quelle in front of the New Ulm historical marker

New Ulm, MN, "The Most German Town in the U.S." welcomes Consul General Quelle

On June 12 and 13 Consul General Herbert Quelle and Mrs. Quelle visited New Ulm, MN. Founded in 1854 and with 67% of the population descending from Germans today, New Ulm claims to be "the most German town in the U.S."

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Wittig speaks on Germany's leadership role during visit to Minnesota

Ambassador Peter Wittig recently visited Minnesota, where he spoke about Germany's role as a leader in Europe and beyond.  Read more about it here!

Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher and Consul General Herbert Quelle

Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

Honorary Consul Sven Christian Schumacher was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) at the Consulate General in Chicago.


Consulate General News Archives

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


View of Chicago's Skyline at Sunset

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

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

Holiday Closure

US flag with the John Hancock Center in the background

In observance of Independence Day, the Consulate General will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.  

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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.  

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Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

... that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul?

International Parliamentary Scholarship

Bundestag seats

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. For more information please klick here:

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