Professional document translations: what to know.
At ImmiTranslate, we are a full-service translation services provider. What makes us unique is that we focus not only on just the translation of content, but specifically on the translation of various types of documents. Clients trust us to translate, review, and prepare these documents to their exact specifications with maximum accuracy and promptness.
Our specialty is in various types of regulatory, legal, and other important translation matters. Our experience as a professional translation company ensures the best possible outcome for your critical documents — trust us to get it right the first time around with the power of native speakers from across the globe.
What is the difference between a certified translation vs. standard translation?
This is a common question we receive from our clients. A certified translation is used typically for legal purposes, such as an immigration matter or a legal matter. This type of professionally prepared translation is different than a standard translation or an extract of a translation. Most countries (including U.S. immigration — USCIS) will require, at a minimum, that a translation be completed by a certified translator competent in both languages.
Document translation requirements
We have a few minimal requirements in order to proceed with the translation of a document.
- The document must be legible. In order for us to accurately translate most documents, we require a legible scan or photo of the document. In the case of certified translations, the translator must be able to view the entire document legibly in order to sign off on the accuracy.
- For Certified Translations: The document must not be modified. Edits, alterations, and signs of tampering are not permitted for the translations we produce, so we may request an alternative or original form of a document.
Professional document translations: what types of documents we translate.
Don't see a document listed here?
This is not a complete list and we translate many other types of documents.
One of the most common documents we translate, a birth certificate translation is a critical piece in most immigration or travel filings. We can translate birth certificates issued in the United States as well as any country abroad. Birth certificates, or similar documents that are used to establish an identity and age, are one of the most important vital documents issued for any citizen.
We can translate marriage certificates issued worldwide. Marriage certificate translations are commonly used to establish that a marriage occurred. If you've been married overseas and want to legalize it in another jurisdiction, a marriage certificate translation is often required.
We can translate death certificates issued worldwide. Death certificates issued in one jurisdiction are commonly used for estate purposes, such as securing a pension or other government benefit, in another jurisdiction.
We can translate divorce decrees issued worldwide. Divorce decrees are the court orders that marks the legal end or dissolution of a marriage. In international custody and other legal arrangements, a translation of a divorce decree is often required to legalize the document in a different jurisdiction.
We can translate a passport or visa document issued worldwide. Oftentimes, the stamps contained within a passport require translation for immigration purposes to demonstrate a presence in a specific country.
We can translate asylum documentation from any of our 70+ supported languages. Asylum documents often include affidavits, testimony, and miscellaneous evidence that establishes a right to seek shelter or refuge in a different country. ImmiTranslate specializes in the translation of the types of unique evidence needed for asylum cases.
We can translate academic transcripts issued from schools, colleges, universities, and other education institutes worldwide. Transcripts are the basis for most continuing education requirements, and a transcript translation is often required when those educational endeavours occur across borders.
We can translate diplomas issued from schools, colleges, universities, and other education institutes worldwide. A diploma is one of the most important credentials one can obtain, and oftentimes is issued a in foreign language. A diploma translation allows the bearer to use the diploma's bestowed credentials globally.
We can translate portions of college applications from any of our 70+ supported languages. When applying to a college overseas, it's important to ensure that the admissions application (or similar) is adequately translated to the language of the admissions office.
We can translate financial statements, including bank statements, credit card statements to and from any of our 70+ supported languages. In addition to the translation of the content of financial statements, we can also convert the currency based on the historical conversion rate for the specified currency.
We can translate tax returns to and from any of our 70+ supported languages. Tax returns go along with other important financial documentation for legal and immigration matters.
We can translate mortgage application documents, including property records, mortgage statements, and deeds to and from any of our 70+ supported languages. During mortgage underwriting, documents issued in foreign languages often require translation to fulfill compliance standards.
We can translate vaccination records, including vaccination cards and COVID-19 vaccine cards issued worldwide. International travel, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic, often requires proof of vaccination. Our translations provide evidence of compliance with required vaccinations.
We can translate medical records, such as doctor's notes, prescriptions, and medical procedure records from any of our 70+ supported languages. Use cases for the translation of medical records includes international travel, immigration, and urgent medical attention.
We can translate an apostille certificate from any of our 70+ supported languages. An apostille is used alongside another document as a way to verify authenticity between countries that have signed the Hague Convention.
We can translate bank statements from any of our 70+ supported languages. There are no restrictions on which bank, currency, or format.
We can translate an ID card from any of our 70+ supported languages.
We can translate a driver's license from any of our 70+ supported languages.
We can translate adoption documents and records issued worldwide. International adoption procedures typically require supporting evidence in different languages. ImmiTranslate specializes in the translation of these critical documents to support adoption.
USD / page
up to 250 words per page
- Signed & stamped certification of translation accuracy
- Certified by a professional translator
- Digital delivery via PDF
- Review and approve final translation
- 100% Guaranteed Acceptance
- Standard turnaround starting at 24 hours
- Expedited turnaround starting at 1-2 hours
- Physical copy, notarization, and apostille options available