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 Wolfgang Mössinger

Wolfgang Moessinger

German-American relations are strong: business links, scientific and academic exchanges, joint cultural projects and – above all – long-standing personal ties constitute the base for our friendship.

Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger

From the heart of the City of Chicago, the German Consulate General provides services to constituents of 13 states from North Dakota to Kentucky, covering a space six times the territory of Germany. Of the more than 70 million people living in these states, about 20 million have German roots. 

It is obvious in many cities and towns that German immigrants played a crucial role in the history of the Midwest 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. 

German-American relations are strong: business links, scientific and academic exchanges, joint cultural projects and – above all – long-standing personal ties constitute the base for our friendship. Even in these difficult times, the United States and Germany, together with their European allies, are ready to develop common approaches and common solutions to the great challenges the world faces today. 

Our work in the Consulate is guided to enhance this friendship on the basis of the shared set of values that bind democracies together. 

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, the Goethe Institute or some other organization. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Wolfgang Mössinger


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany


Wolfgang Mössinger, 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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