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.

Eden Gardens

German NGO helps out with community garden project in Detroit

On August 5 Consul General Herbert Quelle visited a summer camp on the east side of Detroit. Volunteers from the German NGO “Action Reconciliation Service for Peace” and members of the community project “Eden Gardens” in the Glenfield/Roseberry area of east Detroit are jointly clearing a plot and planting a garden.

Dr. Levi and Consul General Quelle

Dr. Judith Levi awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

Author and linguist Dr. Judith Levi received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) in a ceremony at the Chicago Consulate General on Tuesday, July 15, 2015.

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."


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.

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25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


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“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

International Parliamentary Scholarship

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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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