The British Consulate General in Chicago represents the UK government in 13 states across the upper Midwest of the United States.

This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and this region of the United States. The Consulate General provides consular assistance to British nationals in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Emergency travel documents

Information on getting an emergency travel document if your passport is lost or stolen while abroad.

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our embassy and consulates are not authorized to respond to individual enquiries about passport applications.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates and letters available at our offices in the US.

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Living in the USA

Information for British nationals living in the United States who need information about services that are not provided by our embassy or consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

USA & Canada Prison Pack

This guide aims to explain the legal and prison system to British Nnationals who are imprisoned. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison.

Consular fees

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

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British Consulate General Chicago

625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago IL 60611

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