immigration context: closed or dormant file

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sophiasophie

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

The following is an exert from a contract concluded between an immigrant investor and a finanical intermediary:

The investor consents to the communication by the financial immediary to the lender of any information related to a closed or dormant file.

What does “closed or dormant file” mean in the sentence?
 
  • dermott

    Senior Member
    B.E. via Australian English
    A closed file = a file that is no longer in operation, that has been terminated. A dormant file = a file that has not been active for a period of time but that can be reactivated.
     

    sophiasophie

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    A closed file = a file that is no longer in operation, that has been terminated. A dormant file = a file that has not been active for a period of time but that can be reactivated.
    Is the file an actual file or must a metaphor? Can I understand as immigration application files, i.e. the immigration application?
     
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