The Consul General, the Departments of the Consulate General, and Contact Information
Head of Mission
Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht is Germany's representative in the Midwest.
His mission is to promote German-American economic relations, present Germany as a modern European country, give Germans advice and assistance, foster bilateral cultural relations and engage in the German-Jewish dialogue.
|Personal assistant: Doris Tynan|
No inquiries in consular or legal matters. For such inquiries, please refer to the telephone numbers listed below in the "Legal and Consular Department" section.
The Consulate General's Departments in Detail
Click on the departments to learn more about their duties and responsibilities and how to contact them.
Hamburg Harbor at Dusk
The Economic Department provides support for German interests in economic, technological, scientific and environmental affairs and in particular follows the macro-economic development in the administrative district of the Consulate General. The department cooperates closely with the German-American Chamber of the Midwest (GACCoM) and the German foreign trade and investment agency “Germany Trade & Invest" (GTaI). GACCoM’s mission is to further, promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment. The main aspect of GTaI’s activities is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
Deputy Consul General Helmut Rausch
Consul Evita Diasilua
The Legal and Consular Section is the passport office for German citizens residing in the 13 federal states within the administrative district of the Consulate General in Chicago. US citizens as well as third country nationals can obtain visas for travels to and through Germany. In addition, Consul Nikolaus Pohr and his team provide a wide range of
|Please understand that due to the vast amount of emails the Legal Department can only answer inquiries to which the answers cannot be found on Germany.info. Therefore, you are kindly requested to read the information provided.|
Visa and passport applicants are required to make an appointment:
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Please note that an appointment can only be made up to six week in advance. Please click on the links below to find out which documents have to be provided when applying for a passport / visa.
The Consulate General informs the media and the public about modern Germany and aims to foster the cultural ties between Germany and the Midwest of the United States. Working in close cooperation with the Goethe Institut, the cultural team promotes the German language as an appealing and important foreign language in the U.S.
Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht (Cultural Department)
Deputy Consul General Helmut Rausch (Press Department)
Vice Consul Gunnar Christiansen (Cultural and Press Desk)
Consul Evita Diasilua and her team are responsible for the managementof the Consulate's day-to-day operations. The tasks include the responsibility for the Consulate's personnel, business, communications, and security needs.
Consul Evita Diasilua (head of administration)
Check Out the German Consulate and Chat with German Diplomats Firsthand!
Curious about the German Government, economy, education system or culture? Interested in school exchanges and English teaching opportunities in Germany? - Then come and visit the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago to learn moe about the many faces of Germany! Diplomats are happy to speak to and with school groups (consisting of up to 20 students and their teachers) as well as undergraduate students about a number of topics. Please
contact the Press Department
at least three to four weeks ahead of time to organize a visit.