Address and Office Hours

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

676 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60611-2804




Achtung Enlarge image (© dpa) Please note: Due to renovation work in the service counter area of the Legal and Consular Department at the Consulate General in Chicago, it is expected that no passport or visa requests can be accepted or processed between December 16, 2014 and March 20, 2015.  Restrictions on visitor traffic in other consulary affairs may also come into effect. We ask for your patience and understanding.

The extent to which other diplomatic missions can provide substitute services is currently being determined. We will inform you on our website as soon as further details become available. If you believe that you will need a passport or visa during the above-mentioned period, we highly recommend that you submit your application in person now.

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The Consul General, the Departments of the Consulate General, and Contact Information

Learn about the Consulate General's different departments, their duties, and how to get in touch with them.


Appointment for Visa or Passport Applications

Applying for a visa to Germany or a German passport? - Please make an appointment. Please note that an appointment can only be made up to six week in advance.

Address and Office Hours

Please click on the departments to learn more about the departments' office hours.

To learn about each department's duties and responsibilities, please click here

  • Address of the Consulate General & Parking

    German Consulate General Enlarge image (© Auswärtiges Amt) The Consulate can be reached by almost all bus lines which head to Downtown Chicago as well as by subway (Red Line). The nearest Red Line stations are Chicago and Grand. The entrance is on East Huron Street.
    Parking facilites are available on West Huron Street, 2 blocks west from the Consulate's building.

    The Consulate General remains closed on specific German and American Holidays. For details, please see the list below.


    676 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3200
    Chicago, IL 60611

    United States of America

  • Office Hours of the Legal and Consular Department

    konsular_hilfe Enlarge image (© AA) All visa and passport applicants are required to make an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.

    For other consular services please check below if you have to schedule an appointment. Please note that an appointment can only be made up to six week in advance. For a whole list of services provided by this Consulate General, please click here

    Please check which documents to bring for passport applications and visa applications

    Monday through Thursday            Friday

    by appointment only. Please click here  to schedule an appointment

    9 a.m. - 12 noon

    Tuesday and Thursday

    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    9 a.m. – 12 noon


    by appointment only. Please click here  to schedule an appointment

    9 a.m. – 12 noon 

    Tuesday and Thursday

    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    9 a.m. – 12 noon

    Legal notarization
    ("Beurkundungen" according to German Law, e.g. in inheritance or real estate matters)

    by appointment only

    Please call or email the Consulate

    by appointment only

    Please call or email the Consulate

    All other consular services (citizenship, (life) certificates, notarization of signatures, certification of driver's licenses, etc). 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Hours of the Other Departments of the Consulate General

    All other departments of the Consulate General are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 pm and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (or by appointment).

Official Holidays and Closures - 2014

In 2014, the Consulate General will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

ThursdayNovember 27, 2014Thanksgiving
WednesdayDecember 24, 2014Christmas Eve
ThursdayDecember 25, 2014Christmas Day
FridayDecember 26, 2014Boxing Day
WednesdayDecember 31, 2014New Year's Eve
ThursdayJanuary 1, 2015New Year's Day

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Contact in Case of Emergency


Find out how to contact us in an emergency involving a German citizen.