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German Consulate General Chicago

Your First Address for Germany in the Midwest

Chicago Cloud Gate

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction consists of the states Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger

Wolfgang Moessinger
» At a time when certainties are being called into question, we should never forget the common values that unite us. The work of the Consulate General is guided by the desire to raise awareness of these values. « Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger

Welcome to our website!

Dear website visitors, 

From the heart of the City of Chicago, the German Consulate General provides services to the 12 states of the Midwest and Kentucky, covering a space six times the territory of Germany. Of the 70 million people living in these states, about 20 million have German roots.

This clearly shows the important role German immigrants played in the development of these states and continue to play to this day. It is my great pleasure and honor to contribute to keeping these long-standing ties between Germany and the Midwest alive and develop them further.

In a period in which many certainties of the past are brought into question, we should never forget the shared set of values that bind us together. Our work in the Consulate General will be guided by the endeavor to raise awareness of these shared values through joint projects and events.

Whether through scientific and academic exchange or through business links or through joint cultural projects or simply through long-standing personal ties: it is more than ever necessary to keep German-American relations as close and as committed as they have been. This will help to avoid misunderstandings and enhance mutual trust and renew the bond between our two peoples. It will also help us to find a common approach and common solutions to the great challenges the world faces today.

For all of you who have an interest in all questions related to Germany, the team of the Consulate General will be your first point of contact. We have the necessary expertise in legal and consular matters and can provide you with political, economic and cultural information. In case we cannot help, we know who can. This might be our Embassy in Washington, an Honorary Consul near you, the German American Chamber of Commerce or the Goethe Institute. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Wolfgang Mössinger

Address, Hours, Official Closures, Appointments

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

676 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60611-2804


Click here for a map showing the Consulate's Location.

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.

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.

Pension and compensation matters can still be processed from Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. without setting up an appointment in advance.

See the overview below for details on making an appointment.

Telephone calls regarding passport and visa matters are taken according to the times listed under the bullet point “Contact” below.

Due to the high volume of incoming e-mails, we are only able to reply to those inquiries for which the answer cannot be found on Germany.info. Thus we ask that you please consult the information offered on the website before writing us. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

Visa

By appointment only

Information about the necessary documents to be submitted can be found here.

Passport

By appointment only

Information about the necessary documents to be submitted can be found here.

Signature certification, notarization of photocopies, certification of driver's license

By appointment only

Information about the notarization of signatures and other documents can be found here.

Citizenship matters

By appointment only

Information about German citizenship can be found here.

Full notarizations (“Beurkundungen”)

By individual appointment only.

To make an appointment for a notarization, please use the contact form.

Information about notarizations can be found here.

Pension and compensation matters

No appointment necessary.

Open hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. More Information here.


January 1

New Years Day

February 18

Presidents' Day

March 8
International Women's Day

April 19

Good Friday

April 22

Easter Monday

May 27

Memorial Day

June 10

Pentecost

July 4

Independence Day

September 2

Labor Day

October 3

Day of German Unity

November 28

Thanksgiving Day

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26

Boxing Day

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.

Pension and compensation matters can still be processed from Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 11:15 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.

Please direct all inquiries, including regarding visa, passport, and legal, administrative, economic, and cultural matters to us via our contact form.

Due to the high volume of appointments, operators for telephone calls regarding passport and legal matters are available only on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Calls regarding passport and visa matters can NOT be taken outside of this time window.

Legal- and visa-related inquiries can be addressed via the above contact form during all weekly hours.

Phone:

+1-312-202-0480

Fax:

+1-312-202-0466

+11-49-30-1817-67216

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