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". 

2019 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 21 Monday
Chinese New Year February 4 & 5 Monday & Tuesday
Memorial Day May 27 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 7 Friday
Independence Day July 4 Thursday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day September 30 & October 1 Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day October 14 Monday
Veteran's Day November 11 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28 & 29 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday

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 Oct. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Chicago
Asked by Alan Schiff from USA | Oct. 02, 2019 09:47Reply
what are payment options for visas?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michelle from USA | Oct. 08, 2019 19:38

Acceptable methods of payment are: credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), money order, cashier's check or company check.
Asked by Debbie Han from MALAYSIAN | Sep. 13, 2019 13:36Reply
I am Colorado resident, can I apply China Visa in New York?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amber from USA | Sep. 15, 2019 20:23

You have to apply in the consulate in Chicago.
Asked by Humberto from USA | Sep. 12, 2019 06:26Reply
Do I qualify for the 144 hour Transit with out Visa (TWOV)
Iternary: United States-Beijing-Tokyo
No layovers and only staying in Beijing 4 days.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack from USA | Sep. 15, 2019 19:40

If you are a US passport holders, then you are eligible for the 144-hour visa free transit policy.
Asked by John from USA | Sep. 02, 2019 16:09Reply
what documents are necessary to take to consulate office Chicago to travel air and boat in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from USA | Sep. 02, 2019 23:20

Your passport, Visa Application Form (Form V.2013) and Photo, air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China and inviter's Chinese ID photocopy(both front side and reverse side).
Asked by Guofan Shao from UNITED STATES | Aug. 28, 2019 09:14Reply
mailing back?
Can I leave an mailing back envelope when I drop off my visa application?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from USA | Aug. 29, 2019 17:50

Mail-back visa service is NOT provided. You could let your agent pick up your visa with the pick-up slip.
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