numero de oficio

11:51 Jul 31, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: numero de oficio
it is a number given to a government or legal document, and subsequently the said document can be retrieved by that number
Jean Williams

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na +1Official Dispatch Number
Telesforo Fernandez (X)
naFile number; document number, or document control number
Luis Luis
na((see below))
naI would suggest
Alexandro Padres Jimenez



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I would suggest

File Number, an oficio, is an official circular issued by any government entity (in Mexico, for example). The number is used for filing and reference purposes. You could use File Number as I suggest or Matter Number or Reference Number. Any of the above would suffice.

Best of luck!

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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((see below))

"File No." or/ "Matter No." would be my first choice, too. However, sometimes a document is identified not only by an "Oficio" number but also by an "Expediente" number AND a reference number.... In such cases, I usually translate "Numero de Expediente" as "File No." and "Numero de Oficio" (because it refers to the specific document being issued) as "Communication No." -- If Alex knows a better way to deal with such multiple identifiers, I'll cheerfully defer to his experience!

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Official Dispatch Number

It is called dispatch number . I used this word when I worked in the Diplomatic missions. In english we also called offcial dispatch no.

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File number; document number, or document control number


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Luis Luis
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