Petition is approved and need to go for stamping. How long does it take for PIMS to get updated?

Hi Saurabh / Kumar,

My cap exempt petition was approved on 15th Jan 2016. I am in the process of filling in DS-160 and would be done in next 1 or 2 days. Thereafter, immigration team of my company (one of the big 5 Indian company) would review the filled in DS-160 and take VISA interview date. I want to know how long does it take for PIMS to get updated in Database? I believe US consulate can’t grant us VISA unless PIMS is updated. Please advise how long should I wait before taking up the interview.

Thanks in advance.

If the attorney filed the petition correctly, then it should have been updated within 1-2 weeks of petition approval.