Most travelers don’t want to have to call on their local embassy while on a trip, as it usually means something has gone wrong. If you hail from a foreign country and run into trouble while visiting Chicago, your embassy or consulate is one of the first places you should go for help. Staff there can help you replace a lost or stolen passport, help you apply for an extended visa, or in some cases, assist with immigration issues.
If you plan on traveling to another country from Chicago and will need a visa, the local branch of that country’s foreign embassy can usually help with that process as well.
There are over 40 foreign embassies and consulates in Chicago representing countries including China, Japan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Croatia, Philippines, India, and many more.