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CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS EXAMPLES

The following are 4 examples of the 4 levels of Certification of Translations.

1. BASIC CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS

This type of translation certification is usually required for certificates from a foreign language to be translated into English for submission to UK organisations. We just attach a copy of your original certificate to the Certified Translation and when you present the translation to your destination, you may be asked to submit your original certificate along with the Certified Translation. We also attach a Certification Declaration including the details of the translator's credentials verifying that it is an accurate translation of the original certificate.
Basic Certification of Translation Declaration Example
Basic Certified Translation Declaration

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Basic Certified Translation Example (English) Example
Basic Certified Translation (English)

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Copy/Scan of Original Document Example (Italian) Example
Copy of Original Certificate (Italian)

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2. SWORN CERTIFIED TRANSLATION

This type of translation certification is usually required for official certificates from the UK or other countries to be translated into a foreign language for submission abroad or for submission to UK Courts of Law, some UK agencies requiring a higher level of accuracy and some Consulates. The original certificate is usually required for a sworn certification of translation because it is the translation and the original certificate (or certified true copy of original cedrtificate*) that will be Sworn Certified in front of a Commissioner for Oaths (Solicitor). We also attach a Sworn Certification of Translation Declaration (Affidavit) including the translation professional credentials swearing on oath that it is an accurate translation of the original certificate. This Sworn Certification of Translation Declaration is also dated and includes the signature of the translation professional and is signed and stamped by the Solicitor.
*A Certified True Copy of Original Certificate means that the Original Certificate is photocopied, signed & stamped as a True Copy by a Legal person (usually a Solicitor or Notary Public). You can get a Certified True Copy yourself done at any solicitor or we can do it for you as part of the Sworn Certification Translation process. Certified True Copies are NOT applicable to UK Crown Copyright certificates such as UK General Register Office (GRO) Birth, Marriage, No Impediment to Marry, Death certificates, etc. We can only stamp originals or extracts of originals issued by the GRO.
Sworn Certification of Translation Declaration Example
Sworn Translation Declaration

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Sworn Certified Translation Example (French) Example
Sworn Certified Translation (French)

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Original Document Example (English) Example
Original Certificate (English)

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3. NOTARISED TRANSLATION

This type of translation certification is usually required for legal certificates issued in the UK or issued in some other countries to be used in a higher capacity such as Power of Attorney, Passport for employment abroad, Academic Qualification, Declaration of Single Status for marriage abroad, buying property abroad, opening a company abroad, any other transaction abroad involving commercial activity or for High Court proceedings and some Consulates.

The original certificate is usually required for a Notarised Translation because it is the translation and the original certificate that will be signed and stamped in front of a Notary Public. We also attach a Notarised Translation Declaration including the details of the translation professional credentials swearing on oath that it is an accurate translation of the original certificate. This Notarised Translation Declaration is also dated and includes the signature of the translation professional and is signed and stamped by the Notary Public.

Usually, when a Notarised Translation is required, the Original certificate may also need to be Notarized. In which case, you will need to supply us with the already Notarised Original certificate or request from us to have your Original Certificate Notarised which we can do at the same time as the Translation Notarisation stage.
Notarised Translation Declaration Example
Notarised Translation Declaration

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Notarised Translation Example (Portuguese) Example
Notarised Translation (Portuguese)

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Original Document Example (English) Example
Original Certificate (English)

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4. LEGALISATION OF TRANSLATIONS (APOSTILLE)

If the certificate is to be submitted abroad, you may also need to have your Sworn or Notarised Translation legalised at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). (The FCO will not legalise Basic Certified translations, they have to bear the signature of either a Solicitor or Public Notary).
Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public certificate is genuine. It does not authenticate the content of the certificate. Please check with whoever you are submitting the certified translation to whether legalisation of the translation is required. You can legalise the Sworn or Notarised Translation yourself at the FCO or we can do it on your behalf .

Usually, when a Sworn/Notarised Translation is legalised (Apostille), the Original Certificate may also need to be legalised. In which case, you will need to supply us with your already Legalised Original Certificate or request from us to have your Original Certificate Legalised. The samples below show a Legalised Sworn Certified Translation.
Sworn Certification of Translation Declaration Example
Sworn Translation Declaration

 
Sworn Certified Translation Example (French) Example
Sworn Translation (French)

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Apostille Example
Apostille
(attached at the back of the Sworn Translation)

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Original Document Example (English) Example
Original Certificate (English)

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Apostille of Original Example
Apostille
(attached at the back of the Original)

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