The US Embassy in Mumbai, India recently announced changes to the H1B visa stamping processing procedures.
Among the changes:
Beginning September 26, 2012 h1b visa applicants may use their cell phones to make payments via EFT. Applicants will be able to schedule their appointments online or by phone.
Companies and travel agents will be able to purchase multiple fee receipts for group travel
An option for the scheduling of group and emergency appointments.
H1B visa applicants will have to make two appointments. Before the interview they will have to visit an Offsite Facilitation Center (OFC) to submit their fingerprints and a photo. Most applicants should only need to visit an OFC once.