Certified Translation Services

certified document translation

Whether you need to translate crucial information in a foreign language or understand documents sent to you from overseas, it is essential to choose an established and trusted translation company that can provide concise translations and manage the entire process while exceeding all your expectations.

Selecting only the most experienced, qualified and certified language translators in the business for over 44 years, we at Translingua are driven by our passion for languages and committed to providing superior quality language translation, interpreting and localization services available anywhere in the world.

Certified Document Translation

When you apply for a job or at a university overseas you may be faced with the requirement to submit a certified translation of your diploma. But don’t worry, obtaining a certified translation is not as difficult as you think.

A certified document translation is a translated document accompanied by a signed statement from the translator, or an affidavit signed in front of a Notary Public signifying that the translation is accurate and complete. It then becomes a legal record once a translation is certified. Depending on the country and situation, the notary public may or may not be needed. Certified translation work undergoes a thorough process to ensure that the translation is as accurate as of the original document before it could be verified. Therefore, in such cases, it is best to have your certified translation done by a trusted certified translation team – rather than an independent translator. This way the translation goes to 3 people and has a better chance to be correct.

When is it necessary to obtain a certified translation?

You may be required to have certified translations for many reasons. The most common ones include:

Legal Paperwork

Generally, certified translations are necessary for legal paperwork, such as documentation used in court hearings or trials, both civil (e.g., adoption, divorce) and criminal, including any evidence, financial files, complaints, legal summons, or trial transcript that is written in another language. As long as a document is required to be submitted to a statutory or government body, it’s likely that certified legal translations will be required.

Our ATA and Superior Court Certified legal document translation services are available for legal documents of all types, including:

  • Contractual Agreements
  • Witness Transcripts & Testimony
  • Summons, Depositions & Affidavits
  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Legal Certifications
  • Discovery Documents
  • Regulations & Statutes
  • Government & Legal Ruling Reports
  • Patent & Trademark Filings
  • Letters of Credit
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Expert Testimony Reports
  • Writs. Minutes & Judgments
  • Taped Transcriptions
  • Complaint Letters or Statements

Immigration

Certified document translations are required by the immigration bureau when you are applying for a permanent residency or becoming a US citizen-. In this case, all the required documents you need to submit that are written in a different language must be translated into English. These documents can include birth certificates, marriage certificates, driver’s licenses, etc. If you move or need a work permit for a foreign Country, that Country consulate or Embassy will also require these type of documents to be translated and certified.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for instance, requires that all documents not written in English should be translated and certified, including everything that appears on each page of the document (except for passports). The translation should be identical to the visual appearance of the original document, including the placement of stamps, seals, and signatures as well.

It is crucial to hire USCIS certified translation services that ensure your immigration documents comply with USCIS rules for how documents must look and read. Here at Translingua, we translate documents into English the way the USCIS expects them. Our immigration document translation services can help you translate:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Passports and Visas
  • Asylum Applications
  • Diplomas and Certifications
  • Academic Transcripts

College Applications

College and university applications also often require foreign candidates to present and submit certified translations of documents such as diplomas, transcripts, and recommendations. Depending on the school’s document policies, you may be required to submit your original grade report along with a certified translation. It’s always best to confirm what documents are needed before submitting them.

Our professional transcript translations are available in over 6500 languages and dialects presently spoken worldwide. Some of the most common types of transcript translations we perform include:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Legal Transcripts
  • Business Transcripts
  • Medical Transcripts
  • Military Transcripts

If you plan to enter the United States for study or work, our transcript translation service adheres to United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) guidelines. If you are leaving to study or work abroad, our team of local experts who provide transcript translations, will follow the specific requirements of the nation to which you are headed. These documents will also need to be approved by that country Embassy or Consulate.

Personal Documents

Your translated personal documents may need to be certified, as well. These include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce filings, etc.

Our official document translation services provide you with fast, accurate, reliable translations for personal documents of all types. These include:

  • Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates
  • Adoption Paperwork
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Diplomas/Academic Transcripts
  • Wills/Trust/Estate/Inheritance Documents
  • Passports/Visas
  • Escrow and Title Documents
  • Grant Deeds (With Foreign Stamps and Apostille for Recording)

Business and Corporate Dealings

Corporations with international branches, or businesses looking to improve their visibility on a global scale, are also often required to present various certified document translations such as contracts, patents filings, mergers and acquisitions, testimonies from corporate officers and financial reports, as well as businesses hiring internationally might requiring certified translations of specific materials from their applicants such as medical records, bank statements, and passports & visas.

Translingua’s experts quickly, affordably and precisely translate business documents of all types, including:

  • Contractual Agreements
  • Employee Manuals and Handbooks
  • Marketing and Advertising Materials
  • Product Packaging, Instructions, Labels
  • Internal Training Documents
  • Letters and Other Correspondences
  • Financial and Annual Reports
  • Business Literature and Information
  • Business Plans and Proposals
  • Global Product Name Checks for Marketing Optimization
  • Documents of Incorporation Abroad

Translingua is the best provider of certified document translation services as we hold ourselves to only the highest of standards and provide a 100% accuracy guarantee of certified translations and translation affidavits for all your documents.

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Apostille Translations and Legalized Translations

We pride ourselves in providing certified apostille and legalized translations of any type of document for official purposes. These include:

  • Academic Credentials
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Birth Certificates
  • Certificates of Foreign Government
  • Adoption Paperwork
  • Commercial Invoices
  • Police Reports
  • Corporate Documents to be Used Overseas
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Distributorship Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • FDA and USDA Documents
  • Teaching Credentials
  • Patents

Professional Language Services by Translingua Translations

We specialize in seamlessly accurate and certified language translation services, including foreign language translation, interpreting, and localization services for individuals and businesses of all sizes, complexities, and cultural affiliations. Since 1976, our meticulous attention to detail and superior customer service has earned us a vast number of loyal clients, including various Fortune 500 companies, local and state governments, leading educational institutions, as well as hundreds and thousands of people from all across the globe.

Certified Language Translation Service

  • Business / Advertising-Marketing / Public Relations
  • Biotech / Medical / Life Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Technical / Industrial
    Mechanical / Engineering / Aerospace
  • Legal translation
  • Government / Military
  • Personal Documents​
  • Education
  • & More

Certified Language Interpreter Service

  • Trade Shows / Conferences
  • Court Hearings / Trials / Legal Depositions
  • Meetings / Seminars
  • Public Speaking
  • Medical
  • Hearings / Examinations
  • Guided Tours / Tour Groups
  • Escorting Foreign Visitors
  • Overseas Language Escorts

Certified ASL Interpreting Services

Our certified ASL interpreting services provide you with RID certified American Sign Language interpreters for small and large gatherings. Each interpreter also has extensive backgrounds in the fields of medicine, law, business, technology, and education. Our certified and qualified interpreters are rated I-V mastery levels, including highly technical subject matter and emergencies. We also adhere to all privacy laws and HIPAA statutes.

Professional Localization Service

  • Software Localization
  • Website Localization
  • Desktop Publishing / Typesetting
  • Voiceover / Dubbing / Subtitling
  • Cultural Awareness Consultation

Think of us as your dedicated partner: You focus on reaching audiences and realizing your professional potential around the world, while we focus on the certified translations that get you there.

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Certified Translation Services Custom Tailored For You

We are the best professional language services custom-tailored for your needs. With 100% human translations in over 6500 languages and dialects worldwide, we deliver personalized language translation solutions for such a culturally and technically diverse array of clients, promising the most reliable, highest quality professional translation services in the industry. Our ability to adapt to any need, language, or circumstance is what makes us stand out above the rest, and we are ready to provide them any time of day.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a certified translation?

A certified translation is a translated document accompanied by a signed statement from the translator, or signed by a Notary Public signifying that the translation is accurate and complete. This translation document then becomes a legal record once it is certified.

2. What is the difference between notarized and certified?

A certified translation must include a signed document by the translation agency attesting that the translation provided is complete and accurate. On the other hand, a notarized translation is as similar as a certified translation, except an official government representative or notary of the public must be present to sign off on the document.This notary certification is sometimes in addition to the translator’s certification.

Most certified document translation services take up to 24 hours. However, turnaround times are dependent on the total number of words in your order and are calculated during the quote and approval process.

3. How long does certified translation take?

Most certified document translation services take up to 24 hours. However, turnaround times are dependent on the total number of words in your order and are calculated during the quote and approval process.