USCIS translation certification becomes official when the translator attaches a signed declaration (Certification Statement) pledging:
- What type of document has been translated
- The document’s original language and translation language
- The translator’s affirmation that they are proficient in the origin and translation language
- The translated document is a word-for-word, complete, and accurate translation
- The Certifier’s
- Date of certification
Any translator can certify a document by attaching a properly formatted Certification Statement. A professional service is recommended to avoid delays.