The following directory provides you with an alphabetical overview of the services and information we offer. Please note the regional specifications to the right of the general overview.
Important Note: The Consulate General Chicago can only provide those services to residents of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. If you do not live in this region, please contact the mission that is responsible for your area. To find out which of the nine German missions in the US can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.
Pardon Our Dust
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.
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!
Credit Card Payment
All services offered by the Consulate General can be paid for with major credit cards (Visa or Mastercard only).
Please note that surcharges might occur if your credit card was not issued by a bank in Germany. Please contact the bank which issued your credit card for further information.