The 4th episode of the X-files opens with:

FBI senior official: Agent Mulder's latest 302. Requesting assignment and travel expenses for the both of you.

FBI Agent Scully: Sioux city, Iowa. That's the first I've heard of it.

What does 302 refer to?

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    302 is probably the number of a form that must be submitted when seeking funds for travel on an assignment or something like that. Oct 23, 2018 at 19:14
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about learning English. Better suited for Movies & TV SE.
    – user3169
    Oct 23, 2018 at 19:37
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    @user3169 Well, an ELL can benefit from the fact that in English, forms can be referred to with a stand-alone number. I've just learned that.
    – Sara
    Oct 23, 2018 at 20:06

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Agent Mulder is an FBI agent. A '302' is a specific numbered form used by the FBI.

From Wikipedia:

A FD-302 form is used by FBI agents to "report or summarize the interviews that they conduct" and contains information from the notes taken during the interview by the non-primary agent.

Apparently, Agent Mulder regularly submits '302' forms to his seniors and the senior agent quoted is referring to his latest submission.

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