Where Do I Get Birth Certificate Translation Services?
When translating legal documents, a professional translation company will help ensure the acceptance of your documents. All of our document translation deliverables adhere to the highest standards in the industry as we are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and 17100:2015. This way, you know that your translated birth certificate will comply with the requirements of legal bodies such as USCIS.
For birth certificate translations, working with a translation agency is critical since working with freelance translators may not be accepted by the offices you are presenting the translation to for compliance of requirements. Agencies are easier to find, use tried-and-true practices, and utilize professional translators since they care about their reputation as well as meeting your needs.
Even if you are fluent in both English and the source language of the document, USCIS requirements do not accept self-translated documents.
What Should My Birth Certificate Translation Look Like?
After translation, documents should look exactly like the original, only in a different language. The content, formatting, and template will all remain the same.
Tips for Getting Your Birth Certificate Translated Into English
Many companies advertise their translation services, so how do you choose the one that is right for you?
- If you need to keep within a budget, look for a company that offers a quote and has affordable and competitive rates per project so that you have no surprises.
- Certified documents have strict standards: you want an accurate translation and shouldn’t risk anything that might hinder your immigration process or otherwise interfere with whatever reason you have for needing the birth certificate translated.
- Let the agency know your deadline to receive the document and ask when to expect an accurate and fast delivery of your document.
Does My Birth Certificate Translation Need to Be Notarized?
Typically, all government agencies such as USCIS and other institutions such as business establishments and licensing departments require only a certified translation. Sometimes, people may need to provide notarized birth certificate translations for acceptance to institutions like consulates, embassies, and universities. LUNA notarizes the signatures on the certificate of translation.
If you are unsure whether you need a notarized translation or just a certification, please consult the institution for which you need to have the document translated.
The Process of Birth Certificate Translation
Translating a birth certificate is relatively straightforward. After you send your original birth certificate to a translation agency, you will receive a new document in English. Information in both languages stays precisely the same.
For birth certificates in Spanish, for instance, a professional fluent in the Spanish-English language pair will translate your document and provide certification. When the translation is ready, you’ll get your translated documents back, typically in PDF format via email or mailed to the address you provided.
How Much Do Birth Certificate Translation Services Cost?
Usually, birth certificates will not be expensive to translate since they are generally only one or two pages long. The cost will vary depending on the length and the complexity of the original documents formatting. The price remains the same regardless if you require a certified translation. For example, it doesn’t cost more to certify a birth certificate translation for USCIS than for any other purpose.
To receive an exact quote per page, scan and email LUNA the document to firstname.lastname@example.org or or upload it through our Get a Quote form.
Other Documents That May Require Certified Translation
Other documents that could require translation for immigration and other official purposes include death, marriage, and divorce certificates, family registries, adoption papers, medical and police records, driver licenses, and academic transcripts. As with birth certificates, these official documents may need certified translations. This means they require professional certification to ensure acceptance by relevant institutions.
LUNA’s Birth Certificate Translation Services
Are you looking for document translation services? Are you required to translate birth certificates or other official documents? LUNA’s team of professional translators is always at your service, ready to get your documents translated for any purpose. Working in over 200 languages, we have plenty of experience in having document translations accepted by USCIS and other official institutions in the United States. Call us at 1.317.341.4137 or contact us through our website to learn more about our translations and request a free quote per page.