Translation Guides & Resources

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Marrying Abroad: Portugal Marriage Requirements 101

When most people think of Portugal as a travel destination, they think of the long sandy beaches of the Algarve, winding, narrow streets in atmospheric towns and villages and plenty of sunshine together with exquisite cuisine and wine. Together wi...

Marrying Abroad: Mexico Marriage Requirements 101

Hola! Mexico is an astounding destination for weddings and civil union ceremonies. It may be a significant distance from the U.K., but its close proximity to the U.S. has meant that marriages by extranjeros (foreigners) are common, especial...

Getting Married in Malta: Legal Requirements

The twin Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo have been long associated with the U.K., although they are now part of both the European Union and the Commonwealth. The two islands have a combination of stunning scenery, such as their cliffs, bea...

Getting Married in Italy: Legal Requirements

Italy must rank as one of the most romantic of destinations in Europe for a wedding. From the Lake District and Alpine landscapes of northern Italy to the canals of Venice, the dreamy Tuscan landscape and the vibrant islands of Sicily and Sardinia...

Legal Requirements for Weddings in Indonesia

Indonesia is a massive country with a huge diversity of cultures, spectacular scenery and wildlife as well as delicious food. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia for British tourists and is a wonderful destination for a weddi...

Wedding in Greece: Requirements for UK Citizens

Greece remains a very popular destination for Brits for good reason. It has fabulous summer weather, a wealth of history, beautiful islands and villages, great beaches, nightlife, food and wine. All of this makes Greece a stunning destination for...

Legal Requirements for Weddings in Cyprus

Cyprus has long been a favourite holiday and residential destination for Brits. It has reliable, warm to hot summer weather, great beaches, mountains to explore, intriguing villages, good food and wine. This all makes it an ideal destination to ha...

Legal Requirements for Weddings in Croatia

Croatia has a beautiful coastline, ancient atmospheric towns and cities and a beguiling and varied mountainous interior. It is just so perfect for a destination wedding. Croatia is a relatively easy country to travel to or from the U.K. and organi...

Sworn Translations 101 – Everything You Need to Know

If you have ever had to supply documents that have some legal significance to a foreign government body, or an employer, you will soon discover the importance they attach to ensuring the documents are genuine. 

Documents that have ‘some...

Sworn Translations for EU VAT Registration

If you have a business that sells goods or services to consumers within the EU, then you may need to register for EU VAT in each country you sell into. This article provides useful guidance for individuals and companies that have been asked to pro...

German Residency Requirements for UK Citizens

Brexit will change the way British citizens can travel or stay as residents in Germany. There are about 100,000 British citizens living in Germany. Many of these people are working and will probably want to continue to live and work in Germany pos...

Notarized Translation, Legalized Translation, & More

Most people understand the concept of a translation service, taking a document and faithfully and accurately reproducing it in another language. But not so many are familiar with the terms ‘notarization’ and ‘legalization’ in this context and what...

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