Regional Legal and Consular Information


Learn about the services provided by the German Consulate General in Chicago.

The German Consulate General in Chicago will discontinue representing Austria in issuing Schengen visas as of 05/01/2020.

Visa applications representing Austria (for short-term stays in Austria of up to 90 days) will be accepted until 04/30/2020.

Important Note: The Consulate General Chicago can only provide those services to residents of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. If you do not live in this region, please contact the mission that is responsible for your area. To find out which of the nine German missions in the US can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.

Credit Card Payment

All services offered by the Consulate General can be paid for with major credit cards (Visa or Mastercard only).

Please note that surcharges might occur if your credit card was not issued by a bank in Germany. Please contact the bank which issued your credit card for further information.

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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 issues 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.

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