Address and Office Hours

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

676 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60611-2804




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Due to renovation work at the Consulate General in Chicago, counter service will be unavailable from

                  March 2 through (anticipated) May 8, 2015.

Please note that no Visa or Passport applications can be accepted at the Consulate General in Chicago during this period. 

Appointments for Passport and Visa applications are still currently available (or may become available through cancellations) up until the beginning of the renovation work, and may be booked on our website.  Thus we recommend that you regularly check our website for available appointment slots. 

During the renovation work, applicants from Ohio and Michigan can submit Visa applications to the German Consulate General in New York.  Applicants from the other states in our district, please submit your applications to the German missions in Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.  During the period mentioned above, please book your appointment on the website of the desired mission.  If you have received a Schengen Visa from the Consulate General in Chicago since May 15, 2014, please inquire via e-mail regarding the possibility of submitting the application by mail. 

Passport applications may be submitted at the aforementioned missions or at the following German Honorary Consuls in our district: Martin Wilhelmy in Cincinnati, OH; Rolf Snyder in Kansas City, KS; Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson in Minneapolis, MN; and Lansing Hecker in St. Louis, MO.  In case of emergency, please contact the Consulate General in Chicago by telephone. 

Other consular matters requiring an appearance in person—such as issues of nationality (Staatsangehörigkeit), confirmation of signature (Unterschriftsbeglaubigung), or declaration of name (Namenserklärung), etc.—can be handled during the usual consular office hours (weekdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.), even during the renovation work. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you better in our redesigned facilities!

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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 - 2015

In 2015, the Consulate General will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

April 3, 2015
Good Friday
April 6, 2015
Easter Monday
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day / Pentecost
July 3, 2015
Independence Day
September 7, 2015
Labor Day
November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2015
Christmas Eve
December 25, 2015
Christmas Day
December 31, 2015
New Year's Eve
January 1, 2016
New Year's Day

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Contact in Case of Emergency


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