A certified translation, sometimes referred to as an 'official', a 'sworn/assermentée' translation, is a translation that has been certified - ie dated, stamped and signed - by the translator.
Official requirements vary from country to country, depending on that particular country’s system and often also differ between commissioning authorities (the organisations that the translations will be submitted to), e.g. consulates and embassies, government bodies, universities and professional bodies. In the UK, commissioning authorities invariably only accept translations certified by qualified members of a translation association such as the Chartered Institute of Linguists or the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. This renders the translation 'official', in the sense that it confirms the translation has been done and certified by a qualified professional translator.*
*Please note that if you have any queries about the standards required for a translation you need, you should always ask the relevant commissioning authority.
Official documents I translate
Disclosures and ACRO/police letters
Degrees and transcripts
Other official documents
Why choose me
Chartered Linguist and member of 2 professional associations (MCIL 43283)
Registered with the French Consulate in the UK
Recognised by the Belgian Embassy in London
10 years of experience and thousands of certified translations accepted by authorities in the UK, France and the rest of the world
4 easy steps
Scan & email
Email me a scan or good quality picture of the document for translation and let me know if you need the translation urgently.
You can expect to receive your quote within 24 hours. To book the work, send me a confirmation email and pay the 50% deposit (new clients only).
I'll start working on your translation, check your original document and email you a PDF of the translation when it's ready to be certified.
Depending on the delivery method you've chosen, I'll either post your translation or give you an appointment to collect it in Oxford.
I'll email your invoice and the remaining 50% will be due for payment within 2 weeks.