Official & Certified Translations

Do you need a certified or official translation to support an immigration, legal, professional, academic or financial application?

Most countries or embassies require an official translation when you present a document issued in a foreign language to support an official application. This can be confusing, as some requirements are quite complex.

At Translayte, we understand each authority's requirements, and ensure we have professional translators ready to help. We can provide certified, sworn, notarised and legalised translations that are acceptable globally.

Certified Translation

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Format
PDF, sent by email.
Turnaround
48 hours, 24 hours & Same Day Delivery.
Options
Sworn Translator, Notary Public & Apostille.
Shipping
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Countries Supported

We provide official translations that are accepted globally. Countries include:

We also provide legalised translations with an Apostille that are accepted in all 86 countries that are party to the Hague Convention.


Certified Translation Samples

We deliver your certified translations as a digital PDF document and endeavour to replicate the layout and formatting where possible. Your translation is signed and certified as appropriate.

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Certifying your translation

Translayte provides certified, sworn, notarised and legalised translations that are accepted globally.

We explain some of the core differences below.

 

What is an Official Translation?

An official translation is the translation of a document, such as a birth certificate or academic transcript, with an accompanying certification or sworn statement from an authorised translator or agency.

Official translations are usually required if you're submitting a document issued in a foreign language to a government authority or organisation, as part of an application. 

The term "official translation" is often used interchangeably with certified, sworn, notarised or legalised translations, but they are produced in slightly different ways.

 

Certified Translation

A certified translation is the translation of a document that is accompanied with a certification. The certification is usually in the form of a signature, stamp and a statement from the translator or a representative of the translation agency.

Certified translations are required by authorities and organisations in the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland and those produced by Translayte are completed on our letterhead, and accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, our stamp, signature and contact details.

 

Sworn Translation

Sworn translations are certified translations that can only be provided by officially appointed translators in the country you are submitting your application to. Sworn translators usually have to undertake exams, and are only approved to translate select languages.

Several countries globally (e.g. France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany) require a sworn translator. In such cases, Translayte will work with an approved translator, who completes your translation, and appends their signature, stamp & contact details, making the translation acceptable within that country.

 

Notarised Translation

Notarised translations are certified translations that include a sworn statement from a Notary Public. A Notary Public appends their signature & stamp to the translation, confirming the identify of the translator and certifying their statement. A Notary cannot verify the authenticity of the translation, as they are usually not translators.

Notarised Translations produced by Translayte are first certified, then presented to a British Notary Public, who appends their signature & stamp to our company certification. Notarised translations may be required in Portugal, by UK Courts, Embassies or Foreign Institutions.

 

Legalised Translations (Apostille)

Legalised translations are certified or sworn translations that have been "legalised" by a Government Ministry to make them admissible in any foreign country that is part of The Hague Convention. The legalisation process produces an Apostille, which is affixed to the translation.

Translayte produces legalised translation either by requesting one from the Sworn Translator, or by having our certified translation notarised, then legalised by the UK Foreign Office.


Certified Translation Pricing

Certified Translation

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The translation is signed by a company representative or an official sworn translator, that the document is a true and accurate translation of the source text.

Deliverable
PDF translation with signed certification and stamp
Turnaround
From 24 hours
Notarised Translation

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The translator or company representative swears an oath before a Notary Public that he or she has produced the translation, and that it is a true reflection of the source text.

Deliverable
Signed translation with Notary Public seal
Turnaround
From 48 hours
Legalised Translation

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Document is translated, then certified by a Notary Public or Solicitor, and finally legalised by the relevant Legalisation Office to obtain an Apostille of the translation.

Deliverable
Signed translation with Notary seal & Apostille
Turnaround
From 3 days

The pricing above excludes VAT (which is applicable if you are resident in the EU). Additional fees apply if you require shipping, sworn translators, urgency or professional reviews.

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Accepted Translations

Our certified translations are widely accepted everywhere .
Countries Supported

We provide official translations that are accepted globally. Countries include:


Languages

We can translate into, or from, over 130 languages.

We provide language translations spanning hundreds of language pairs and work with native language speakers who understand legal & cultural norms.

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Documents we translate

We can produce official translations of a wide range of documents.

These include Academic Certificates, Bank Statements, Birth Certificates, Divorce Documents, Drivers License, Legal Contracts, Marriage Certificates and Police Certificates.

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What our customers say

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— Darrell

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— Coral

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— Kingsley

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— Arthur

Thank you very much for proofreading and editing my translation. I have had a read through and I am happy with it.

— Priscilla

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