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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...

EXAMPLES OF CERTIFIED TRANSLATION

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

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 organisations. We just attach a copy of your original certificate to the Translation and when you present the certified translation to your institution, you may be asked to submit your original certificate along with the Certified Translation. We also attach a Declaration including the details of the translator's credentials verifying that it has been accurately translated from the original.
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 certification is usually required for certificates 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. The original certificate is usually required for sworn translations because the translation and the original certificate  (or true copy of original certificate*) will be Sworn in front of a Commissioner for Oaths (Solicitor). We also attach a Sworn Translation Declaration (Affidavit) including the translator's professional credentials swearing on oath that it was accurately translated from the original certificate. This Sworn Certification of Declaration is also dated and includes the signature of the translator 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) 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 Translation (French)

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

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3. NOTARIZED TRANSLATION

This type of translation certification 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, any other transaction abroad involving commercial activity or for High Court proceedings and some Embassies or Consulates.

Original certificates are usually required for Notarised Translations because the translation and the original certificate will be signed and stamped in front of a Notary Public. We also attach a Notarised Declaration  including the details of the translator's professional credentials swearing on oath that it is accurately translated from the original. This Notarised Declaration is also dated and includes the signature of the translator and is signed and stamped by the Notary Public.

Usually, when Notarised Translations are 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 Translations, they have to bear the signature of either a Solicitor or Public Notary).
Legalisation is the confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a British public certificate is genuine.
It does not authenticate the content of the certificate. Please check with whoever you are submitting the translation to whether legalisation of the translation is required.
You can legalise the Sworn or Notarised Translations yourself at the FCO or we can do it on your behalf .

Usually, when Sworn/Notarised Translations are 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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