We translate certificates between over 60 major languages. Most UK bodies accept our translations, but please check for any special requirements. If you are submitting documents overseas, please check any specific local requirements. Some jurisdictions may require documents to be translated locally.
Professional Certificate Translations
All our translations are prepared by native professional translators. They are then QA checked by a second linguist. We certify our translations on headed paper, stamped and signed. UK bodies normally accept our certification, but some may additionally require documents to be notarised. Please check, as specific requirements can vary.
Most certificate translations do not have to be sworn in front of notary. Adding notarization significantly increases the cost of the service, as in addition to translation, you are paying for the translator’s time to attend the notary, the notary’s time, and the administrative charges of the notary process. The translator has to attend in person, read both original and translation out loud, and swear to the faithfulness of the translation. We only offer a notary service in a limited range of languages.
Before asking us to quote, please check that the original document or the copy you send us is legible.
If the original document is unclear because part of the text is illegible, or missing, we cannot guess at the intended meaning. We will mark any missing or unclear text within the translation. In bad cases of poor legibility, we may refuse to take on the project. It is important to note that we reflect the original document when translating. This means that we will not correct typos or other errors, even if the intention is clear. (“Micheal” recorded instead of the English name “Michael” for example).
Quotes for Certificate Translations
When preparing a quote, we need a good quality copy of the certificate. Do not send us original documents by post. Scanned copies are normally sufficient, although we may need originals if the certificate is to be notarised. We do not give prices over the phone. Even supposedly standard documents such as a UK birth certificate vary. We need to assess any special requirements such as formatting, ease of legibility etc.
You can send us your scanned certificate by email from our contact page. Please include your full contact details including name, (and business name if representing a company), postal address, email address and a contact phone number. Without this information we cannot prepare a quote.