The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China recently indicated that it will be transitioning to a new visa fee collection system for Chinese applicants in mid-March 2013. Therefore, as a result of this new system, U.S. visa fee receipts that applicants currently purchase will be phased out and will not be valid after March 14, 2013. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy strongly advises all visa applicants to use all current fee receipts before they expire on March 14, 2013. The U.S. Embassy has indicated that it will not be able to refund any fee receipts not used before they expire. The U.S. Embassy did confirm, however, that fees will not be increasing in the new fee collection system.