2023 Updates

IRCC Translation Requirements

If you're including documents in a language other than English or French for acceptance by IRCC/CIC, you are required to provide certified translations accompanying the supporting documents.

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Published on September 6, 2023
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  1. Word-for-word

    The translation must be a word-for-word translation of the source document. An abstract or summary translation will not be acceptable.

  2. Full translation only

    The translation must be prepared from the original document or a photocopy of the original document. A translation from a transcribed version of the document will not be acceptable.

  3. Affidavit

    The translation must include an affidavit from the person who completed the translation.

  4. Signature

    The translation must include the signature of a representative of the translation service or the translator.

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