An Approval Notice, also as known as I-797, Notice of Action is the letter USCIS issued when an application or petition was approved in USCIS phase. It normally will be the second notice of action letter from USCIS after the case was submitted, therefore it is also called NOA2. The letter contains important information including priority date and instruction for next step which will be used in the next step of the application. The letter itself also can serve as proof of certain immigration benefits and sometimes will be required at the interview. You should keep the original document in a safe place.
An example of Approval Notice
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