Consular posts are now able to access the details of approved nonimmigrant visa petitions through the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) in a new report called PIMS (Petition Information Management Service). The electronic PIMS record created by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will now be the primary source of evidence to be used in determining petition approval. This change allows all information on a petitioner, petition, and/or beneficiary to be linked through a centrally managed CCD service. As a result, KCC no longer e-mails scanned copies of approved Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) petitions to posts. Soon posts will be able to link the NIV case to the PIMS petition record and automatically populate the relevant NIV petition data fields. All users with roles that allow access to the current NIV Petitioner Applicant report will be able to see this information.