How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Chicago

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How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Chicago

The Chinese Consulate in Chicago covers 9 Midwestern American states, namely:

  1. Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Colorado
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Minnesota
  7. Michigan
  8. Indiana
  9. Iowa

If you do not reside in these states, the Chinese Embassy organization has other available locations.

What Can the Chinese Consulate of Chicago Do for U.S. Citizens?

Generally, U.S. citizens reach out to the Chinese Consulate to inquire about 


  • VISAs
  • Foreign flights
  • Studying abroad in China inquiries
  • The Chinese language preservation program
  • COVID-19 regulations
  • Guidance for foreign journalists traveling to China for work
  • And more.

What are the Types of Chinese Visas?

There are four types of Chinese Visas:

  • Diplomatic Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for diplomatic and official purposes.
  • Courtesy Visa: Issued to foreigners with special status who are entitled to special privileges.
  • Service Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for diplomatic and official and/or service-based purposes.
  • Ordinary Visa: Issued to foreigners entering China for non-diplomatic and non-official purposes, such as work, study, family visits, tours, and business.

How to Obtain a Chinese Visa?

Below, find some of the basics of obtaining and using a Chinese Visa. Keep in mind that U.S. citizens may stay in mainland China for up to 72 hours without a Chinese Visa if transiting certain international airports. 

  • Typically, it takes around 4-5 days for VISA processing
  • Depending on the number of entries you require, the price may vary
    • For all entries for U.S. citizens, the price is $140
    • For entries for citizens of “Third Countries,” the price varies
      • Single Entry: $30
      • Double Entries: $45
      • Multiple Entries for 6 months: $60
      • Multiple Entries for 12 months or more: $90

How to Contact the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago?

Address The Chinese Consulate in Chicago is located at:

100 West Eirie Street

Chicago, IL
60610, USA

Email The email for the Chinese Consulate in Chicago is:

chinaconsul_chi_us@mfa.gov.cn

Phone (312)-803-0095
Fax (312)-803-0110

(312)-803-0105

Office Hours The Office Hours of the Chinese Consulate in Chicago are:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

The Chinese Consulate is not currently open for appointments, and you’ll have to call and be placed on a list to secure an in-person meeting.

 

Where is the Chinese Consulate in Chicago Located?

The Chinese Consulate in Chicago is located near River North, a 28-minute bus ride from Chicago’s Union Station.

From Chicago’s Union Station:

  1. Enter the Union Station Transit Center, board the 151 Foster Bus
  2. Ride for 13 stops
  3. Disembark at Michigan and Ontario
  4. Walk around 6 minutes, and enter the Chinese Consulate of Chicago

Special Announcements Regarding COVID-19

Please note that the Visa Office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. There are some exceptions to this rule:

  • Travelers who’ve received Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and obtained a vaccination certificate can begin to apply for Visas.
  • Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China can submit visa applications for the purpose of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, or attending funerals.
  • If you hold a valid residence permit for work, personal affairs, and reunion, you can enter China with that residence permit. In the case that your residence permit has expired, you’ll need to apply for a new visa with an invalid residence permit.
  • If you absolutely need to enter China and do not have a residence permit for work, personal affairs, and reunion, you can apply for the special visa with an invitation letter. You have to prove that you are entering for economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or emergency and/or humanitarian needs.

How to Contact the Chinese Consulate in Chicago With DoNotPay?

Wait times are often extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it might not be as easy for you to visit the location in Chicago, especially if you are coming from one of its 10 service states.

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That’s it, you’re done! You can expect a direct response from the Chinese Consulate in Chicago to your issue by email.

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