Certified Translation and Official Translation can mean different things, and it’s not always easy to know what is required. In this article we’ll explain what it means, how much it costs, and how you get it quickly and easily.
Why are Official Translations and
Certified Translations needed?
When something official, formal or legal has been documented in one language, but it needs to be understood in another language, a certified or official translation is needed. This gives the requesting organisation confidence and security that the translation is accurate.
For example, if a couple get married in one country but need to recognise that marriage in another country, a certified translation of the marriage certificate might be needed.
It can also be used for visa applications and extensions; school, college and university enrolment; marriage, birth and death certificates, or any other legal, formal or official document.
What is the difference between
Official Translation and Certified Translation?
This usually means the translation needs to be completed by a registered professional translator or translation company.
Where an official translation is required, the translator or translation agency will write their credentials on the translation and stamp it.
A step up from official translation, certified translation is also carried out by professional translators, but the translation is then certified. This means the translations are bound together in a pack, stamped just like an official translation, but with the addition of a certification letter.
This letter will contain details of the translator or translation company, their professional credentials, and a statement of certification. We are members of the main professional translation body, so we use this membership to validate our certified translations.
A certified translation meets the requirements of an official translation. Because of this, many professional translation companies only offer certified translation.
How much does Certified Translation cost?
Some companies charge per word, but this isn’t always practical as many official documents are scanned. Because of this, we keep it simple and charge on the number of pages:
1-2 pages is £70, 3 pages is £95, 4 pages is £125, and 5 pages is £160. Prices include VAT, certification, and delivery (both electronically and in hard copy) anywhere in the world.
I need a certified translation!
How do I get one?
The quickest and easiest way is to order online here. Select the number of pages, upload your documents, pay the fee, and your completed official certified translation will be sent to you in a few days by email and by post. Simple!