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Need an official certified translation service for the translation of your documents such as passports, birth certificates or qualifications?  We can help!

We are an accredited UK based agency specialised in Certified Translation Services.


Certified Translation Service UK

UK Government Approved Translations

Here at Avitas Translations, we offer a professional, trusted certified translation service recognised by official institutions such as the UK Home Office, NARIC, Universities, Foreign Consulates and Courts of Law and can work in over 200 languages.

London Based Translations

Based in London, we serve customers from around the UK and overseas and are specialists at providing a 5* rated, cost effective and easy to use service.

Simply email our team your documents or fill out our quote form.  We will analyse and send a quote within minutes that includes full certification and free UK postage of the hard copy of the final translation.


Secure,  Accredited, Certifed Translations

Here at Avitas Translations, we fully understand the importance of accuracy, security and punctuality when it comes to the translation of your documents.  This is why we use secure online systems and only the best native linguists with at least 3 years professional translation experience along with a relevant degree.

It is this attention to detail and talent selection that allows us to offer the highest level of service to our customers, all at competitive prices.

Offically Recognised Translations

All of our certified projects are carried out following strict legal guidelines and are accepted by all major UK bodies such as the UK Government, Home Office, Courts of Law and Education institutions.

Every Certified Translation that we produce comes with a stamp and accompanying Certification letter stating the accuracy of the translation.  This will be signed either by the respective linguist to sign off the project or a representative from our company.

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A certified translation service refers to an officially recognised translation of a document, allowing one to present this documentation to authorities in the United Kingdom as well as abroad. Avitas Translations Ltd are an authorised agency and are Accredited to ISO1700 in quality management specialising in providing officially authorised and certified translation services in more than 200 languages.

In the United Kingdom, a certified translation means that the translation agency such as ourselves, has issued an officially signed statement of truth, declaring that the completed translation is an accurate and true representation of the original document provided to them.  Certified translations are generally needed when submitting legal documents to official institutions such as the UK Home Office or Courts of Law.


Generally speaking there are 3 different levels of Certification available.  Each of which we can cater for here at Avitas Translations however each further level of certification will carry additional fees and timescales ( usually out of our control and set by 3rd parties ).


This is the Standard level of certification and is sufficient in most cases in the UK.  The translation will be stamped and signed by a recognised professional or agency stating the accuracy.  This level of Certified Translation will be legally acceptable to any UK Government body or official Institution such as Universities and Courts of Law.


One stage further from a Certified Translation is known as a Notarised Translation.  This means that the Certified Translation is then signed in the presence of a Notary Public who also signs and seals the document legally.  This service is sometimes requested for certain legal proceedings and always in the case of the documents being presented abroad.

Legalization (Apostille)

In some cases and if the translation is to be presented to an overseas body such as a Foreign Embassy, a Legalisation or Apostille may be required.  This is when the Notarised and Certified Translation is sent to the Foreign Commonwealth Office for validation.   The FCO Stamp and sign the document and attach an official Apostille.  This legalised translation can then be presented to any country signed up to the Hague convention.

Certified Translation Service UK

What makes Avitas the perfect partner for your Certified Translation requirements?



We will match or beat any other UK quote to ensure our customers receive the best possible value.


We are trusted by our customers and have over 100 5* rated reviews.

Individuals and businesses trust us to get their projects right, first time, every time.


Our team understand the importance of speed so we are experts at Urgent deadlines and quick delivery.


We are ISO accredited for quality in Translation Management meaning our processes are approved and quality focused, giving you the best possible translations.

How can I order a Certified Translation Online?

In 3 simple steps:

1 – Click the Personal or Business Quote button above and fill out the form (attaching your files if you have them).

2 – We  will analyse your request within minutes and email back a Quotation showing the full breakdown including all costs, timescales and requirements.

3 – Accept the quotation and pay the invoice using the payment link that is emailed to you by your dedicated Project Manager.


What type of documents can you translate and certify?

We can essentially translate and certify any document.  Some examples that we work on regularly include Passports and ID documents, Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates, Education qualifications, Medical certificates and much more.

Do you offer Notarisation?

Here at Avitas Translations, we offer 3 levels of Certified Translation.

1 – Certified Translation – Signed and stamped by our translation agency. Fully legal to be used in the UK.

2 – Notarised Translation – Signed and stamped in front of a Notary Public who also seals and signs the document.

3 – Apostille / Legalised Translation – Signed and stamped, sealed by Notary and then sent to the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) who verify the translation and also sign and stamp the document.  Fully legal to be presented in any country signed up to the Hague convention.


How long does a Certified Translation take and how much does a Certified Translation cost?

This is almost like asking how long is a piece of string as it can vary on how many documents are to be translated, the language combination and the level of Certification.  In general though, our Certified Translations start at £30 + vat and can be done the same day or within 24 hours if required using our Urgent service.

From Our Clients

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Hear what our clients have to say about our services or read our Trustpilot reviews here.

Avitas Translations responded to my initial quote request almost immediately. From start to finish the process was simple and efficient.  Great work and will use again for sure.

T. Dailia

Operations Director, Greece

These guys are life savers. We were in need of urgent translations done in 3 languages and no other agency was able to do it.  Avitas responded quickly and had the project done before our deadline. We have used them ever since.

Andrea Nahaev

Export Manager, Bristol

Amazing service for all our projects. We have used Avitas for multiple language projects in different domains and our clients are always left happy. Great company to work with, 5*.

Jen Ewers

Marketing Lead, London

I had a good experience with the company, prompt in replying and reasonably priced. I would recommend the company for any kind of translation work.


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