What is a Certified Translation?
A Certified Translation is a translated document which can be used as an official document in a particular country. The Certified translation holds a signed statement attesting that it is true and accurate to the best of the translator’s or company’s expertise. Any translator or translation company may offer these translation services however it is always best to check the credentials before you use a service to ensure that the quality you receive will be as required.
Avitas only use Accredited Professional linguists and follow stringent ISO guidelines for quality management to ensure that the service we offer is the best it can be.
Why do you need a Certified Translation Service?
If you have documents or Certificates that are in another language, you may need the service in order to present these documents to the relevant authorities.
For example, you may require a Foreign Birth Certificate translated and Certified to present to the UK Home Office for a Passport application.
The type of documents which can be translated and certified range from marriage or divorce certificates, birth or death certificates, diplomas or transcripts, to contracts and other Official or legal documents.
The process of getting certified translations:
In order to get your documents certified in the UK, it is quite a simple process:
– First, you have to send a photocopy or scan of your documents to the Translation Company who will then explain the cost and process.
– The company will translate your documents and provide a Certification Statement stating, “It is a true and accurate translation of the original document”.
– The Certification letter and translated document will then be signed and stamped, dated and will detail the credentials of the company. The final version will be sent out to you in Email and Hard Copy format.
Certified Document Translations in the UK
The translation industry in the UK is not currently regulated, which essentially means that anyone can claim to be a translator. To ensure you are receiving an accurate translation, it is important to check the credentials of the company carefully.
The translations provided at Avitas are recognized by the UK Home Office and are in line with current UK Government Guidelines which can be found here
Urgent Certified Translations:
At Avitas Translations, we know the value of urgent translations, so we provide quality translations within 24 hours and often same day. If you have a document that requires Urgent translation and Certification for official use, then get in touch with us today!