Notice from the US Consulate

New Deadline for Use of CITIC Fee Receipts

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in China will be transitioning to a new and improved visa fee collection system for Chinese applicants in mid-March 2013. As a result of this new system, the U.S. visa fee receipts that applicants currently purchase from select CITIC Bank branches will be phased out and will not be valid after March 14, 2013. There will be no fee increase associated with these changes. The U.S. Embassy strongly advises all visa applicants to use all current CITIC fee receipts before they expire on March 14, 2013. After the expiration date, we will be unable to accept receipts issued before March 14 and refunds for expired receipts will not be available. Visa applicants who plan to apply close to or after March 14 should wait to pay their visa fees until after this date. Specific details on this new and more convenient way for applicants to pay their visa fees will be announced closer to the transition date. The implementation of a new system is part of our efforts to continually improve our services for Chinese visa applicants.

使用中信签证费收据新的截止日期

美国驻中国大使馆和总领事馆将针对中国的签证申请者升级过渡到一个新的签证收费系统,此收费系统将于2013年3月中旬启用。因此,申请人选择中信银行分行进行支付的签证费收据将从2013年3月14日起淘汰使用并失效。系统变更不会增加任何费用。美国大使馆强烈建议所有签证申请人于2013年3月14日到期之前使用现有的中信签证费用收据,超过有效日期后,签证收据将不予接受并且过期的收据不能退款。计划在3月14日左右申请签证的申请人请于该日期后付款。关于更新更便捷的付款方式的细节问题将于过渡期近日公布。新系统的实施是我们为不断提高对中国签证申请者的服务而所做的一种努力。