Document translation services are required in certain cases where you must provide proof that you used a qualified translator, for instance with immigration documents and academic transcripts. Document translation must be word-for-word, and they must be accompanied by a signed and stamped document that attests to the qualifications of the translator and the authenticity of the translation.
A translated document becomes certified when the translator attaches a signed declaration (Certification Statement) pledging:
A document can be certified by any translator by attaching a properly formatted Certification Statement.
In the United States, anyone proficient in the origin and translation languages can certify a document by completing a Certification Statement and submitting it with the translated document. Since a certified translation must be an accurate word-for-word translation, we recommend using a professional translation service like Translation Shop to receive a certified translation online and avoid translation errors and subsequent rejection.
Translation Shop’s online certified translation services cost $20 per page, and one page amounts to 250 words (including numbers).
In the United States, anyone proficient in the origin and translation languages can certify a document by completing a Certification Statement and submitting it with the translated document. A notarized document is any document signed in front of an official Notary Public, who officiates the record in the eyes of the law. A certified translation typically does not require notarization but may. To ensure the proper type of translation is submitted, always reference the official resources provided by the receiving agency.