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It seems likely that "first filed" would not apply to U.S. provisional applications, which do not generate any search results.

At the UK Patent Office, when one files a priority application and asks for a search report, the PTO asks Applicant for permission to forward the search report to the EPO computer (rather than doing it without first asking permission). Is it the same at the USPTO?

It is similar. There is a check box on the application submission form.

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