When you receive the receipt notice, the top section will have a receipt number. The receipt number is the case number. If the person you are petitioning for will need to consular process abroad, when the petition is approved and transferred to the National Visa Center, it will be assigned another case number. That one will be on correspondence from the NVC. It would help to have an immigration attorney take you through the process
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You need to obtain a receipt notice from USCIS which will contain your receipt number.
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After 2-3 weeks you'll get a receipt.
Most of the time it is also printed on the back of your cancelled check.
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Once the filing is properly accepted the Notice will have the Receipt Number in that document. May start with the letters LIN, etc.
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