Official Translation Services
Official Translation Services UK
Translation Services UK is a certified translation service, offering both translation and certification within a wide range of different translation categories.
As a translation agency, we have years of professional experience within the translation industry, with our certified translation services delivering consistently high-quality official translations by a native speaker and professional translator.
We also ensure that our accurate translations can be translated into over 150 languages and dialects from around the world.
ISO certified, our experienced team of translators will have the expertise and experience in the sector relating to your official text as well as being a native of the target language. As such, they will not only have a deep understanding of the technical terminology used within the document, but they will also be able to ensure that it sounds natural within the target language.
So no matter the official document, when it comes to your legal documents and medical documents, your birth certificate and your marriage certificate, you need a certified translation service to get your documents translated.
And that’s where we come in.
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Types of official translation services
A certified translation is a legalised translation that typically refers to an officially recognised translation of a document completed by an accredited language provider and accompanied by a legal certification in the form of a stamp.
However, there may be times where a certified translation isn’t enough, and another type of official translation is required. This may be a sworn translation, notarised translation, legalised translation, a translation signed by a notary public, you may even require an apostille, for example. Scroll down to find out more about some of the different official translation types, as knowing exactly which type of certification your documents need is extremely important and something that our translation services can help guide you with throughout your translation journey.
For notarised translation, the certified translator swears on oath before a notary public that the official document translation has been completed by them. The notary public does not confirm the notarised translation quality, only the identity of the certified translator. The translation is then officially certified by the notary public.
Generally speaking, many official documents won’t be legally recognised without a notarised translation. This is especially the case when original documents, such as marriage certificates, academic certificates, government documents, and bank statements, are to be given to government agencies in a foreign country and need to be made ‘official’. This process also covers accountability in terms of the translator’s details.
As such, a notarised translation usually means one of two things. It can mean that the translation either carries a declaration by the translator that has been signed by the Notary, or that it carries a declaration by the Notary Public concerning the original document and the translation.
Sworn translation is completed by translators who have either a specific qualification or a degree in translating. Sworn translators are accredited by government entities or local courts and the translation is regarded as having formal status by the relevant authorities. It may also require a stamp from a court or public office.
Sworn translations are very similar to notarised translations, but just as important when getting your translations certified for international use. The difference, however, is that this form of certified translation means that your translated documents do not have to be signed in front of a notary public, and instead is legally certified with the seal of sworn translators.
For legal purposes, sworn translations require the testimony of the linguist, confirming that they have carried out the translation and truthfully communicated the translation. Usually, a sworn translation may be required by governments and organisations abroad.
Apostille translation, whilst not guaranteeing the translation quality but instead that it has a genuine stamp, is a legal process that verifies the authenticity of a translation and its signature completed within the UK and makes it admissible in all countries that signed the Hague Convention of 1961.
This form of UK certified translation also requires authentication from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as personal documents are sent to foreign countries. It is the responsibility of the UK Foreign Office to legalise translations by confirming that the signature, stamp or seal of sworn translators, as well as their contact details, are legitimate.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Certified Translation Services - WHY?
So, how can our UK certified translation services ensure that we can help you every step of the way when providing you with the correct form of legal certified translation for all your important documents?
Well, at Translation Services UK, we understand that the world of certified translation can be complex, with different countries having different requirements, consequently making translation a very daunting and scary task for any novice entering the industry for the first time. As such, we pride ourselves on helping all of our clients to navigate their way through the field of certified translation. Based on your translation request, our certified translation services will make sure that we provide you with the correct form of translation service at a transparent and affordable rate.
Our customer service team can help guide you to ask the authorities the right questions to determine the service that best suits your needs. That might mean contacting the passport office to find out what kinds of certified translations are accepted, for example, and whether they require certification from the association of translation companies. With our translation services, your own dedicated project manager will always be on hand to help with all of your needs.
As standard, whilst small modifications may be required at times, our certified translations state:
- That the translated text is a ‘true and accurate translation of the original’
- The date of the certified translation
- The full name and contact details of the translation company head office or translator
- They contain our official translation stamp and are printed on letterhead paper
Our certified translation services are fully accredited and legally recognised in many European and North American countries and also accepted by the majority of private and public organisations, including the Home Office and the UK Passport Office. Not only that, all of our official translations are competitively priced and delivered quickly and accurately, with the hard copies posted out worldwide at your request.
Plus, our certified translation services have over 2,000 qualified and certified translators and transcribers, meaning that Translation Services UK can deliver high-quality global translation services in over 150 languages, as well as languages with regional dialects.
Our translation services also give you the option of receiving a digital version of your certified translation or, instead, having both a digital and a hard copy created and sent out to you. Although having a digital format of your translations is fine for most purposes, as you can just print it out yourself and it covers all the requirements of the UK government guidelines for certified translations, certain organisations may require a physical stamp and/or hand-signed signature. As such, it’s always best to check with the requesting body first before making any translation enquiry.
Also, depending on your requirements, as a means to establish and secure authenticity with all of our official translations for all of our clients, we will sign and issue a notarial certificate which will be affixed on our letterhead paper by our recognised Notary Public in London, along with a hard copy of the official document and the actual translation. It is proof that our translation service is genuine and authentic, and the certified translation carried out by our translators will be accepted and recognised in all government offices and departments, as well as academic institutions.
Why Choose Us as Your Translation Agency?
Whilst we are UK-based, our official translation services have an international reach. We provide professional translations to a worldwide audience of clients in France, India, Brazil and a host of other countries around the world. Our clients come from a wide range of business sectors including; automotive industry, steel industry, chemical industry, mechanical engineering, culture sector and many more.
We are very proud of the reputation that we have built for ourselves as a certified translation agency. This well-earned reputation of ours is shown by our clients’ trust in us, with many of our clients in our network recommending us to their partners. The reason for this? We ensure accurate translation by making sure that we invest our full attention into every detail of every aspect of our services, no matter how trivial, to provide certified translations to the highest standard.
How Do We Guarantee Translation Quality?
Our certified translation services offer an ISO certified translation service backed by our extensive quality control processes that we have in place to be implemented for every translation that our translation team delivers. We also require our translators to have extensive technical terminology and knowledge of the target sector to ensure that they understand what is being communicated and that they are using the technical terminology accurately. As such, our global network of translators all have at least 5-years minimum of professional experience within their specialised field.
To date, we have over 2,000 linguists translating official documents into 150 languages and dialects from around the world.
Every project starts with a personal project manager assigned to the order. It will be the role of the project manager to liaise with the client, making sure they have a full brief and understand the client’s needs. The project manager will then identify the most experienced translator in our network of thousands of translators and shall ensure that the translator is fully briefed and can manage the translation tasks.
Once the right translator with the correct industry background has been set to work on the translation of the document, they will go through a process of translation that includes editing and proofreading their own work.
The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that the translator has met some of the logistical and administrative criteria for the project before handing it to a second translator who will then proofread the entire translated text.
The second translator is also required to be a native of the target language, including any relevant dialect. They will also have the technical background to be able to fully understand the technical terminology used in the translated text.
It is then returned to the project manager who will ensure that it is correctly formatted. Once satisfied that it meets all the client’s requirements, it will be sent to the client to review. It is this double verification process, where we have two native translators work on the document that ensures that the document has been translated accurately.
As you can see with Translation Services UK, no stone is left unturned. By having 2 translators work on every document, we guarantee accuracy. However, as an added bonus to our translation service, in the unlikely event that something is incorrect, each order has unlimited edit requests for up to 14 days after the translation has been delivered.
So be sure to get in touch with us today!
What's Included in Our Service?
- An ISO certified service, meaning that all of our dedicated translators are natives of your desired target language; have at least 5-years of experience translating or a degree in translation; and that translations are proofread by a second native translator
- Certified translations with years of experience within a wide array of industry sectors
- Translations in over 150 languages from all around the world
- Your own dedicated project manager
- Certified translations into dialects of your target language
- A translation service with transparent per-word or per-minute pricing
- Receive a quote within 60 minutes of getting in touch with us
- Free revisions for 14 days for the correction of errors
- We maintain the formatting of your source files with the help of our qualified team of tech experts
What Do We Translate and Certify?
We offer certified translation across a range of official documentation. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Birth certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Legal contracts
- Certificates of no Impediment and Nulla Osta
- Death certificates
- Insurance certificates
- Driving licences
- Court rulings
- Divorce decrees
- Police criminal records checks
- Bank statements
- Registration documents
- Passports/ID cards
Contact Us Today
So, looking for a translations agency to help you with your certified document translations?
Then look no further than Translation Services UK to get that translated document of yours officially certified by our friendly team of professional translators.
Contact us today with your translation requirements and we can have a quote delivered to you within 60 minutes or less.