Chicago, IL



Chicago skyline by nightThe Chicago Regional Office of Foreign Missions serves over 2200 members of career and honorary consulates general, cultural, education, tourism and trade offices in the north-central United States. The Chicago Regional Office has program responsibilities for the area which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

In accordance with the Foreign Missions Act (22 U.S.C. 4301-4316) and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, OFM Chicago is responsible for ensuring equitable treatment of U.S. diplomatic and consular personnel abroad and providing, on a reciprocal basis, appropriate privileges, benefits and services to the foreign mission community in the U.S.

OFM Chicago is also responsible for ensuring compliance of diplomatic privileges and immunities for foreign diplomats and officials residing in the U.S. including: tax exemptions, diplomatic duty-free customs clearances, motor vehicle registrations and drivers licensing.

Furthermore, OFM Chicago is responsible for regulating the activities of foreign missions in the U.S. in a manner that is in accordance with both foreign policy and national security interests of the United States. OFM regional offices liaise with local, state and federal government agencies in matters affecting foreign consular representation, immunities and privileges, and reinforce the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ message to law enforcement agencies regarding consular notification in the event of arrest, detention, or death of foreign nationals.

Contact Us:

Chicago Regional Office of Foreign Missions
U.S. Department of State
77 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 2122
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-5762

Operating hours are from 8:15 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The Chicago OFM Customer Service Window will operate from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.