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". 

2020 Holiday Schedule

Festivals Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr January 20 Monday
Chinese New Year January 27 & 28 Monday & Tuesday
Qingming Festival April 6 Monday
Labor Day May 1 Friday
Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Independence Day July 3 Friday
US Labor Day September 7 Monday
Chinese National Day & Mid-Autumn Festival October 1 - 2 Thursday & Friday
Thanksgiving Day November 26 & 27 Thursday & Friday
Christmas Day December 25 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 Apr. 22, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Consulate in Chicago
Asked by Brad stein from USA | Jul. 13, 2020 00:24Reply
Procedure for new M visa to china
I have a M visa (10 year) that expires in 2029 and my customer is asking for our team to come to China soon. I understand I have to get new visa / what is procedure, is it listed on any website, is the Chicago consulate taking applications at this time? Some team members got theirs through Houston.
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from USA | Jul. 16, 2020 00:14

Brad, I guess you are referring to the special visa during the pandemic period. Actually the government does not disclose the procedures to get this visa. You may contact the embassy to know about this.
Asked by Derek from UNITED STATES | Jun. 29, 2020 12:01Reply
About visa during pandemic
I have my working permit.
Stuck in the US during the pandemic.
I get my special invention (special enter letter from Chinese government) from my working company in Hangzhou yesterday.
What is my Next step?
Cannot talk with somebody by phones numbers, no answer...
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from USA | Jul. 02, 2020 00:59

You can do a virus test and if the result is negative, take a flight to China.
Asked by Daniel De Armond from USA | Apr. 22, 2020 14:48Reply
Is it possible for me to obtain a work visa?
I am a very well-educated and somewhat experienced ESL (English as a second language teacher). I want to teach in China. However, I am sixty-five years old, and I have two criminal convictions: one for battery, a class C felony, in 1992, and the other for stalking, a class A misdemeanor, in 2001. How likely is it that I can obtain a work visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Serena from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 22, 2020 23:04

Danniel, actually, age is not a problem, but your criminal history may make it very hard to get a Chinese work visa.
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