Birth Certificate Translation Services

Having your birth certificate translated by a certified translator has never been easier. With support for over 70+ languages, our professional translators can translate your birth certificate.

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Birth Certificate Translation

A certified translation of your birth certificate is often required for a variety of purposes, such as immigration, travel, obtaining a passport, legal, and academic purposes. We specialize in the process of translating a birth certificate for official use. Our specialized translators have worked with birth certificates issued all over the world and have the knowledge and expertise to handle your translation.

Certified translation vs. standard translation

In almost all cases, a birth certificate translation must be a certified translation. 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 the translation be completed by a certified translator competent in both languages.

Typical birth certificate translation requirements

Specific requirements vary between countries, however we have listed common requirements when obtaining a birth certificate translation below.

  • Signature of the translator. A birth certificate translation must contain the signature of the translator who is certifying the accuracy of the translation. Without a signature, the translation lacks a key component of certification.
  • A statement attesting to the accuracy of the translation. This statement can vary, but it typically must include an affidavit that the translator is competent to translate both languages and that the translation is both complete and accurate to the best of their abilities.
  • The translator must be a "disinterested party". Most countries, including the United States, do not permit self-translations (i.e. translating your own birth certificate), translations by family members or friends, or other parties that are associated with the subject of the birth certificate.
  • The translation must be typed and follow the same format. Keeping the same format ensures that the translation and source document can be viewed together for verification.

Birth certificate translation for immigration

During the immigration process, government authorities will typically require that a birth certificate be presented in order to extend immigration benefits. In the United States, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is responsible for reviewing immigration applications.

ImmiTranslate specializes in translations for immigration purposes. Our experience with these types of documents makes us an expert in preparing translations that will be submitted to USCIS.

Learn more about USCIS translations.

Birth certificate translation to obtain an ID/Driver's License

In the United States, the issuance of an ID card or driver's license is the responsibility of the State in which you reside. Within each State, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or similar agency is the authority that issues new ID cards and driver's licenses. Most DMV offices will require that a birth certificate be presented to verify someones identity. In situations where that document is not in English, a certified translation is required.

ImmiTranslate can provide certified translations for birth certificates so that you may obtain an ID card or driver's license.

Birth certificate translation to obtain a Passport

In the United States, the Department of State issues US passports and requires a birth certificate be submitted. If the birth certificate is not in English, the Department of State requires a notarized translation of the birth certificate.

ImmiTranslate provides notarized translation services that meet the requirements of the US Department of State for issuing a new passport.


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What's Included

  • 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
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Birth Certificate Translation FAQ

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What countries birth certificates do you translate?
We can translate birth certificates issued by any country, as long as the document is issued in a language that we support.

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My birth certificate is missing something. Can you add it?
No. Due to the nature of certified translations, we cannot add or alter any content from the source document.

Some countries issue a "birth certificate" document that does not include certain information, such as the name of the newborn. In those cases, we cannot add new information.
The name on my birth certificate is in a different alphabet. How will you translate it?
The process of translating text from one alphabet to another is called transliteration. A common inquiry is how a name will be transliterated. In this case, after you have placed your order, there is a section where you may add additional notes including the preferred spelling of any names present on the document.

If a preferred English spelling of a name is not provided, our translators make a phonetically accurate representation of the name in the translation.
My birth certificate contains my maiden name. Can you change it?
No. Due to the nature of certified translations, we cannot add or alter any content from the source document. Instead, a marriage certificate or other evidence should be presented to the relevant authorities indicating the name change.
Do translations for the US Department of State require notarization?
Yes! The US Department of State requires that all translations be certified and notarized.
Do translations for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require notarization?
No! The USCIS only requires that a translation be certified.
Can you translate a birth certificate from English into another language?
Yes! We support translations of US and Canadian birth certificates into another language if the language is on our list of supported languages.
Do you offer notarization of my translation?
Yes! For an additional fee, we can notarize your document translation. The notarization includes a signature, statement attesting to the accuracy of the translation, and a notary stamp.
Is this secure?
Yes! Your communications with ImmiTranslate are always encrypted. We handle your private documents with discretion. Only authorized personnel are able to view your documents.

Translations in over 70+ languages

Through our diverse global network of translators, we're able to support translations in over 70+ languages, including all European Union languages.

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What you can expect from us

Our services, backed by our expert translators and support staff, can help alleviate the complexity surrounding certified translations.

Quick Turnaround

We work around the clock to prepare, translate, review, and ship documents. Most translations can be completed in just a few hours.

Worldwide Acceptance

Our translations are accepted by USCIS, US Department of State, IRCC, and thousands of other local and regional governments and agencies.

Simple Pricing

Starting at just $25 per page, our simple pricing allows you to avoid confusing charts and rates and stick to the basics.

Professional Translators

Our team consists of thousands of native speakers. Your translation is always 100% human powered by a certified professional translator.

Always Secure

We employ state-of-the-art encryption on your original documents and every translation we produce.

Convenient Access

Translations can be downloaded securely once complete. We can also notarize and mail translations.

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