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Our certified translations are accepted and approved by all institutions, educational establishments, in the UK & WorldWide
Translating and Certifying all types of personal certificates: Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Educational Qualifications...

CERTIFIED UK TRANSLATION EXAMPLES for official use.

The following are the 4 examples of the 4 levels of Certified Translation.

1. BASIC CERTIFIED TRANSLATION.

This type of certified translation is usually required for certificates from a foreign language to be translated into English for submission to British institutions. We just attach a copy of your original certificate to the translated version and when you present the certified translation to your institution, you may be asked to submit your original certificate along with the translated version. We also attach a Declaration of accuracy and completeness including details of the translation professional's credentials verifying that it has been accurately translated from the original copy, wih the translation professional's name, date and signature.
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 TRANSLATION

This type of translation is usually required for submission abroad, or for submission to British Courts of Law, or some institutions requiring a higher level of accuracy and most Embassies or Consulates. Original certificates are usually required for sworn translation because the translated version and the original certificate  (or certified true copy of original certificate*) will be Sworn in front of a Commissioner for Oaths (Solicitor). We also attach a Sworn Declaration (Affidavit) including the translation professional's credentials swearing on oath that it was accurately translated from the original certificate. This Sworn Declaration is also dated and includes the translation professional's signature and is signed and stamped by the Solicitor.


*A 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 True Copy yourself done
at any solicitor or we can do it for you as part of the Sworn Translation process. True Copies are
NOT applicable to Crown Copyright certificates such as General Register Office (GRO) Births, Marriages,
No Impediments to Marry, Deaths 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 Translatios (French)

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

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3. NOTARIZED TRANSLATION

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

Original certificates are usually required for Notarised Translation because the translation and the original certificate (or Certified True Copy) will be signed and stamped in front of a Notary Public. We also attach a Notarised Declaration including the details of the translation professional's credentials swearing on oath that it is accurately translated from the original. This Notarised Declaration is also dated and includes the translation professional's signature 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.
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 TRANSLATION (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 Translation, they have to bear the signature of either a Solicitor or Notary).
Legalisation is the confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on British public certificates is genuine.
It does not authenticate the content of the certificates. Please check with whoever you are submitting the translation to whether legalisation of the translated document 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 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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