German Consulate General Chicago

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Chicago!

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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 Michael Ahrens

Michael Ahrens

Close business relations, a vibrant people-to-people exchange underpinned by shared values and a history of immigration - Germany and the Midwest are strong partners.

Consul General Michael Ahrens

Adress, opening hours & contact


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany


Michael Ahrens, Consul General




676 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3200, Chicago, IL 60611.

The entrance is on East Huron Street. 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.
Parking facilites are available on 50 East Ohio Street, 2 blocks south from the Consulate's Building.

Opening hours

Monday till Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.



+1 312 202 04 80

Emergency number outside opening hours

In case of an emergency involving a German citizen please call +1-202-298-4000. No visa inquiries.


+1 312 477 7144 / +49 30 1817 672 16


Official language: English

Please note: Fees may apply when using a phone or fax machine via satellite (Satcom)

Note on barrier-free access

The Consulate General supports people with disabilities and makes every effort to render the consulate accessible within the constraints of the structure of the building.
Regarding any questions of accessibility or in case you require additional assistance, please email us at info@chicago.diplo.de.
The entrance to the Omni Building which houses the Consulate is barrier free. Public parking garages in the vicinity are to be used.
The gate and all doors in the building are wide and barrier free but do not have automated openers. The 32nd floor where the Consulate is located is reachable via elevator.
The bathrooms in the Consulate’s building are accessible, but they do not have automated door openers.
The four elevators are equipped with braille script. Additional architectural or structural supports for blind or vision-impaired visitors do not exist in the building.

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