China Consulate in Chicago, USA

 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Detail Procedure for Application
  (How to Apply - Processing Time - Visa FeesPick-up, etc)
  For Children Born in USA with Chinese Descent Going to China

Consul General: Mr. Zhao Weiping
Address: 100 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL60654, USA
Tel: +1-312-8030095
Fax: +1-312-8030110 
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)


Consular Office of Chinese Consulate in Chicago

 (for visa, passport, notarization & authentication)
Address: 1 East Erie Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL60611, USA
Tel: +1-312-4530210
Fax: +1-312-4530211
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 13:00-14:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

  Consular Districts: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin

Fees and Processing Time

1. For American citizens, fee for individual is US$140 (regardless of the number of entries), and US$120 per person for Group Visa application;
2. Regular service for processing is 4 working days from the date of submitting the application. In addition, Expedited Service (2-3 working days) and Rush Service (1 working day) are available for visa processing. The extra service fees of US$20 and US$30 remain unchanged.
Note: In case of extreme emergency, applicants can use the Rush Service upon the consular officer's approval. If the application is submitted to the office before 11:00, it could be picked up on the same day.
3. Please pick up passport by submitting the pickup form. No passports can be released without this form.
4. No mailing services available.
5. The consular office does not accept cash, personal check or online payment. For personal pick up, only Credit Card (Master/Visa Card), Money Order, Cashier's Check or company check are acceptable. Please make checks and money order payable to "Chinese Consulate in Chicago". 

2018 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Monday
Chinese New Year February 15 & 16 Thursday & Friday
Memorial Day May 28 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 18 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Wednesday
Labor Day September 3 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 Monday
Columbus Day October 8 Monday
Veteran's Day November 12 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 22 & 23 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 24 & 25 Monday & Tuesday

Map of the Consulate in Chicago


Take I-90 or I-94 expressway, exit at Ohio Street (50B), walk straight to La Salle Street and then turn left, go ahead to the second traffic light and turn right to Erie Street. The consulate is on your left hand. 

If you take Lake Shore Drive, exit at Chicago Street, walk straight to La Salle Street and then turn left, go ahead to the third traffic light and turn left to Erie Street. You will see the consulate is on your left hand.

 China Tour from Chicago USA
- Last modified on Nov. 26, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Chicago
Asked by Brian Pinks from UNITED STATES | Nov. 26, 2018 09:28Reply
I live in North Dakota. Where do I apply for visitors visa?
Whuch Chinese Consulate would I have to apply for a travel L for China. I live in North Dakota.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from FINLAND | Nov. 26, 2018 23:01

You need to apply from the Chinese embassy in your country.
Asked by Pratibha Guha from UNITED STATES | Oct. 24, 2018 19:28Reply
Resident of Colorado but work in SF
How do I submit the application? Can I submit to local SF office or mail to Colorado? Thanks!
Sorry, meant *mail to Chicago*
Answers (1)
Answered by Diego from GERMANY | Oct. 24, 2018 22:55

You cannot mail to Chicago. You need to apply from the consulate in Chicago. You can find someone else to do that on your behalf if you cannot go there in person.
Asked by Kim Smit from UNITED STATES | Sep. 17, 2018 08:18Reply
Is Rush Service available
My Client is hoping to depart for Shanghai on September 20. If my client submits all documentation at the Chicago Office in person, will he receive the Visa that day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Roger from HUNGARY | Sep. 17, 2018 22:59

At the Chicago Office, there is 2-3 days express. Your client can try to apply for the one day service, which is available only in extreme emergencies and subject to approval by the consular officer, and if it is approved, your client can get the result within one day.
Asked by Subash Joshi from USA | Sep. 11, 2018 13:08Reply
what documentation do I need for a tourist visa to China?
I am planning a trip to China later this month and was wondering what documentation do I need for a visa in addition to a application. I had one previous entry in 2007 as part of a group that entered from Tibet. That Passport is been surrendered and I do not have documents from that visit.
Answers (1)
Answered by Riley from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 11, 2018 20:04

You need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, your previous Chinese visa as well as round trip air tickets and hotel reservation.
Asked by Karl Ganss from USA | Aug. 06, 2018 13:18Reply
Crew or tourist visa?
I am volunteer staff (not paid) on a cruise to Shanghai and Beijing. Do I need a crew visa or a tourist one?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sheffield from USA | Aug. 08, 2018 00:07

I think you can apply for a tourist L type for that.
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