I would wait until your approval, if possible, since a pending aplication may not be enough.
The pending aplication does not give you any legal status.
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You should be okay with your receipt, but if you can wait until your application is approved, this would be better.
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I agree with both of my colleagues. While the receipt notice doesn't technically keep you safe, it could help if you are stopped and questioned. It's better for you to wait for a result. The officers who do the inspecting do not necessarily have the information about your strong application and clean record handy.
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