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 and the consular services we provide.

Please note that 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:

Appointment system

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.

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

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"On the trail of the German harmonica"

Since the 1860s, over one billion German harmonicas have been brought to the United States, probably more than any other finished industrial product from Germany. That the harmonica is often considered quintessentially American – it has even been called the “most American instrument” – has its origins in the mass immigration of Europeans in the 19th century.

Dr. Joachim Reppmann receives German American Friendship Award

Dr. Joachim Reppmann receives German American Friendship Award

On April 1, Consul General Herbert Quelle presented Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann with the German American Friendship Award during the Euro-Atlantic Conference "The Legacy of 1848, Through Today" in Nor...

Touring the exhibition

Opening: "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation"

The Minneapolis exhibition, in the Lutheran heartland of the United States, includes items never displayed outside Europe before and provides a comprehensive overview of the life and work of the great reformer.

Roth addresses GACC

Minister of State Michael Roth visits Chicago

Consul General Herbert Quelle provided Minister of State Michael Roth a close look at many aspects of Chicago’s political and social landscape.

Governor Nixon Visits Consulate General

Governor Nixon visits Consulate General

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Consulate General in Chicago Tuesday, where he met with Deputy Consul General Mario Soos. The two discussed a range of topics, but focused especially on the cur...

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Consulate General News Archives

Here you can find other press releases from the past few years.

Chicago

View of Chicago's Skyline at Sunset

Deutsches Generalkonsulat Chicago

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Hier finden Sie die deutschsprachige Version der Webseite.  

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.

Important Notice

The Consulate General will be closed on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), and on Monday, June 5 (Pentecost).

International Parliamentary Scholarship of The German Bundestag (IPS)

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire September 30, 2017

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The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.

Internships

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The Consulate General does not have an internship program. Information on internship opportunities at other German Missions can be found (in German) at:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/AusbildungKarriere/AAmt/Praktika/PraktikumAusland_node.html

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

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