Can I see a certified translation sample?
More and more people are searching for a certified translation sample trying to figure out what a certified translation is and what it looks like. We have created this page in order to give you more information about what is a certified translation and whether or not a certified translation template can be used when doing a translation.
What is a certified translation?
Before going through the certified translation sample, you may probably want to know what is a certified translation.
A certified translation is a translation which looks like the original document, only translated, and is accompanied by a certificate of accuracy, which states that the translation is accurate and the translator or the translation agency is competent to translate from the source language to English. The certificate is signed by the translator or by the company’ representative and needs to contain full contact details of the one doing the translation.
Certified translations are usually required by the USCIS when it comes to immigration in the United States, by US universities if you want to study there as a foreigner, and by certain companies if you want to get a job overseas. Law offices also require you to submit a certified translation for your personal documents if they are not in English.
On a case by case basis, notarized translation may be required as well. USCIS no longer requires translations to be notarized, but there may be cases where they do for certain documents. Universities also require notarized translation for some documents. So, what is a notarized translation? It is a certified translation presented in front of a Notary Public who stamps the certificate of accuracy, certifying that the document has been completed by the person signing it.
Can I see a certified translation sample?
Certification, also known as the certificate of accuracy is a signed statement by the translator or translation agency, affirming that the translated text is a true reflection of the original text. While immigrating to the U.S. the documents asked for by the USCIS should be in English or be translated into English (if in any other language) and the translation needs to be certified.
The certified translation has to meet the specification set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services which comprises of a formatted coversheet with a stamp and signature of the translator.
In case you were wondering how our certificate of accuracy looks like, please see the image (click it for a larger one). This is our certified translation sample, and this is what you will get along with each translation that needs certification.
Why should you use our services?
Translation for any personal document
We translate any personal document and turn it into a certified translation. Documents like birth and marriage certificates, divorce decrees, diplomas, degrees, academic records, passports, police and medical records, or any other personal documents can be translated from any language into English.
Guaranteed acceptance at USCIS
Get a certified translation that is guaranteed to be accepted at any USCIS office, in any state. With us you don’t have to worry about your translation being rejected, leading to delays in your immigration case. We know the rules, and we do translations according to the requirements.
Fast, affordable, available 24/7
Are you in a hurry to have your translation and want to get it for cheap? We can do both: your translation will be ready and sent to you in 24 hours or less, and it will cost you only $20 per page if the page is under 200 words. We are also available 24/7 for your convenience, so get in touch when you want, we’ll be here.
Is there a certified translation template one could use?
There is no certified translation template one could use because each country has its own template. However, as a requirement, the certified translation needs to look exactly like the original, only translated.
If you get your translation with us, you will receive:
- the translation itself, looking exactly like the original, only translated
- a certificate of accuracy, done according to USCIS requirements
Both will be sent to you by e-mail, in pdf format, and then you can either print them and hand them over, or send them to the USCIS office by e-mail. Although USCIS does not require originals, if you need hard copies, you can get them by visiting our translation office in El Paso, or we can send them to you by post, for an extra $10.
To conclude, we can’t give you a certified translation template as each country has its own.
Who can do a certified translation?
A certified translation can be carried out by anyone as long as the translator at hand is proficient in both the source and target language while also understands the terminologies of the documents required to be translated. While the best option is to use the services of a translation agency that has the required skills to carry out any kind of translation flawlessly, you can also have a friend do it for you if you have a certified translation template (and risk being rejected). No, you can’t sign your own translation, nor you can translate it for yourself.
Regardless of who translates the document, he or she must be certain of his competency of translating a document, while doing it in perfect alignment with the imposed standards.
Some of our clients asked if each translated document should have a separate certification accompanying each document, we recommend one certification per document.
Similarly, confusion is observed among people regarding the notarization of documents for immigration purposes. Here’s to clarify that according to new rules of USCIS, notarization is not required along with certified documents.
We are often asked certain questions regarding the certification of the translation or the translation itself. We answer these questions as they appear, and if you need to ask us anything about our services, or about the certified translation sample or the certified translation template, feel free to get in touch by phone, email or live-chat, we will be there for you when you need it.