The British Consulate General in Chicago maintains and develops relations between the UK and the USA.

Our staff are currently working remotely. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.

Our work 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. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in our region.

Find out more on our USA and the UK news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

You can access UK government services while in the USA.

UK Government Offices in Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul

The UK Government Office in Denver works to promote business, economic and political ties with the State of Colorado. You can contact the Government Office by e-mail - UKGO.Denver@fcdo.gov.uk.

The UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul works to promote business, economic and political ties with the State of Minnesota.

Consular issues, such as emergency travel documents and support for British nationals, are managed by the British Consulate-General in Chicago.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in the USA, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in the USA during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Chicago and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 312 970 3800.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in the USA.

We also provide services in:

Our people

  • Alan Gogbashian

    British Consul General in Chicago

  • Erin Kuhn

    Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in Denver

  • Jan Bauer

    Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Contact us

British Consulate General Chicago

625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago IL 60611
USA

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-chicago

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Passport enquiries

Service not offered in Chicago.
Her Majesty's Passport Office is the sole issuer of British passports and handles all enquiries relating to passport enquiries.

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