Certified Translation Services

Certified translation services for USCIS (Immigration), US and international government agencies, and virtually any purpose requiring an official translation certification.

Certified Translation

Affinity Translation provides certified translation services by native speaking linguists for all types of official documents. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and divorce documents are just some of the types of documents for certified translation for immigration and other official purposes.

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are among the most commonly requested languages for certified translation. We provide translation services for these languages and many others including European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African languages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certified translation services are priced based on the number of words in the source documents. A signed certification is included with the project delivery at no additional fee.

Project durations scale with the scope of the project. Small projects can be completed in 1-2 days. Larger projects (e.g., more than 10,000 words) require more time. On average a professional translator will process about 2500 words per day.

Estimated project schedules are included on issued quotes for services.

To request a quote for certified translation services we ask to review the file(s) for translation. Click here for instructions on sending us your file(s) to request a quote for services.

We can work with virtually any type of electronic file as long as the text is legible (e.g., PDFs, Word, image files, etc.). Original documents are not required.

Certified Translation Process

To consistently provide high quality certified translation services to our clients we follow a structured process. Our standard multi-step translation & QA process is outlined below.

A. Review and Preparation

Source material is reviewed to identify special requirements and confirm legibility.

B. Translation

Translation is carefully performed by a professional native speaking translator.

C. Proofreading Review

Translated text is reviewed and edited by a second translator following the initial translation.

D. Certification & Delivery

The completed translation is sent to the client via email or secure upload along with a signed certification.

What Will The Certified Translation Look Like?

The certified translation will appear similar in layout to the original document so that a visual correlation can be made. The below thumbnail images are examples.

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Certificate of Translation

Our signed certification is included with every certified translation project we deliver. Affinity Translation’s standard certificate of translation is as shown to the right. This certification has been successfully used for thousands of certified translation projects since 2007.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services defines a Certificate of Translation as:

  • A formal statement in which a translator shows that they have accurately translated a foreign-language document into English. Any foreign language document must be accompanied by a full English translation that the translator has certified as complete and correct, and by the translator’s certification that they are competent to translate the foreign language into English. 

On request the language can be modified to conform with specific requirements for other parties requiring a translation certification (e.g., academic organizations, other government agencies, courts, et. al.).

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Certified Translation Guide

This free guide is an introductory reference covering some of the basics of professional translation services.

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