British Consulate General Chicago

625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago IL 60611

About us

Visit our profile page for more about the work we do.

Opening hours

Due to security considerations, public access is by appointment only.

Telephone: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Emergency consular assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national is available 24 hours by calling +1 312 970 3800

Visa enquiries

   Service not offered at this location

Check if you need a visa or send an enquiry to UK Visas and Immigration.


   Service not offered at this location

Find out how to apply for a British passport or send an enquiry to Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Services available by appointment in Chicago

Make an appointment on-line for the following services, or contact us by telephone for further help.

Disabled Access

Our offices are fully equipped with facilities for disabled visitors. If you need special assistance, please contact us before you arrange an appointment.

Press enquiries

Our press team answers media enquiries about the work of the UK government and the British Consulate General in Chicago. To contact the press team, please call +1 312 970 3800

Department for International Trade (DIT)

DIT helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.

Public holidays in 2019

On the following public holidays, our office will be closed for normal business. Emergency consular assistance for British nationals is available by telephone.

  • Monday 1 January
  • Monday 21 January
  • Monday 18 February
  • Friday 19 April
  • Monday 22 April
  • Monday 27 May
  • Wednesday 4 July
  • Monday 2 September
  • Monday 14 October
  • Monday 11 November
  • Thursday 28 November
  • Friday 29 November
  • Tuesday 25 December
  • Wednesday 26 December