las actuaciones de instrucción

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14:10 May 16, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Tax Return
Spanish term or phrase: las actuaciones de instrucción
Residence and Work Permit (San Sebastian)

In this instance, would it be more appropriate to simply refer to these as inquiries or checks rather than investigative proceedings given that this is a government body rather than a court?

Also is it ok to refer to this as a case or would it be better to use "file" for "expediente", again because the decision is being issued by a government body rather than a court?

Please see two sections of context below.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.


En la fecha señalada ha tenido entrada la solicitud de autorización de residencia y trabajo, formulada a favor del ciudadano extranjero de referencia y se han practicado, durante la tramitación del procedimiento, las actuaciones de instrucción pertinentes"


PRIMERO: Esta Subdelegación es competente para resolver el presente expediente en virtud de lo establecido en la Disposición Adicional Primera del Reglamento de la Ley Orgánica 4/2000, de 11 de enero..."
Ruth Ramsey
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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

It's definition 4 in my reference.

I would say "case" or "matter" for "expediente".

Note added at 26 mins (2018-05-16 14:37:02 GMT)

I didn't realise there had been a long and heated debate about this on Translators Cafe. I think the discussion of whether this is a court case is irrelevant - it may be a court that issues the decision, but it doesn't affect the translation.

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