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. Hong Lei
Address: 100 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL60654, USA
Tel: +1-312-6425981
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". 

2021 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 18 Monday
Chinese New Year February 11 - 12 Thursday - Friday
Qingming Festival April 5 Monday
Labor Day May 3 Monday
Memorial Day May 31 Monday
Independence Day July 5 Monday
US Labor Day September 6 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 20 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 4 Friday - Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 25 - 26 Thursday - Friday
Christmas Day December 24 Friday

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.

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- Last modified on Jan. 31, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Chicago
Asked by Guenko from UNITED STATES | Mar. 09, 2021 14:08Reply
Expired Chinese Passport
Hi, My mother is law's Chinese passport has expired this year. She has a green card. Can she travel to China with her expired passport and renew it in Beijing? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlie from US | Mar. 15, 2021 01:47

She needs to renew it in the US before returning to China.
Asked by Jeff from USA | Feb. 28, 2021 10:06Reply
Student Visa Renewal for a Chinese Student
My son's friend is a college student. He was told that he has to fly back to China to get his student visa renewed. He is in a Master's Degree program. Is that true? Or can this be done at the Consulate in Chicago? He lives only a few hours away. Thank you for any advice that you may be able to provide.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sabrina | Mar. 08, 2021 01:07

If he is a Chinese student studying in the USA, he should renew his visa in the USA rather than China.
Asked by Heather Horsch from AMERICA | Jan. 20, 2021 11:50Reply
What do I need to notarize American passport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nick | Jan. 31, 2021 22:44

You will need an application form and the original and photocopy of the document that has been authenciated by the State Department or the Secretary of the State.
Asked by Grace Liang from UNITED STATES | Dec. 09, 2020 18:07Reply
question related to year 1987 Authentication process
I have a personal document it signed in Year 1987, it was only stamped by the Chicago consulate and had no stamp of authentication by U.S. Department of State. According to Chinese Embassy's Authentication Process. The Chinese Consulate General is responsible for legalizing notarial documents that have been duly authenticated by the U.S. Department of State over which it hold consular jurisdiction. My question, is this document qualify as an legalized document? I am looking for your advice and thanks for your assistance.
Answers (2)
Answered by Edward | Dec. 13, 2020 22:16

Grace, I think this document qualifies as an legalized document.
Answered by Grace Liang | Dec. 14, 2020 07:42

Thank you very much for your quick responses.
Asked by Daniel Chu from UNITED STATES | Nov. 14, 2020 12:37Reply
Urgent Crew Visa appointment
I recently lost my US passport, and I just received my new US passport. I need to apply for another crew work visa for United Airlines as a flight attendant. I am a US citizen and work passenger flights when scheduled.
Please can you give me an urgent appointment between November 23 and December 2 to get a new visa?

Thank you.

Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy | Nov. 19, 2020 19:48

Dear, please contact the embassy directly to make an appointment.
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