Sworn Translations in Germany

Do you need a sworn translation of your document to support an immigration, civil, legal or academic application in Germany, or at a German Embassy?

With Translayte, you will have access to sworn translators that are qualified and sworn in by regional or federal courts in Germany. We offer fast turnaround, attractive prices and excellent customer service.

Sworn translations provided by us are accepted by the Standesamt (Civil Registry Office), Jugendamt (Youth Office), Ausländerbehörde (Foreign Registration Office) and other German institutions, such as universities, banks, local authorities and courts. We accept documents in PDF, JPG, PNG, and Word.

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We also provide legalised translations with an Apostille that are accepted in all 86 countries that are party to the Hague Convention.

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Sworn Translations in Germany

If you are submitting non-German documents as part of an application for a residency, passport, or official application in Germany, then you'd need a Sworn German translation.

We explain what this means, and how we can help you below.


Official translation requirements for Germany

In Germany, translations of non-German documents that are to be submitted to an authority as part of an official application must often be performed by a sworn translator (beeidigte Übersetzer‘). Sworn German translators, also known as "State Certified" translators, are authorised by a regional German court (Landgerichte), allowing them to provide official translations from select languages into German.

The sworn translator confirms the accuracy and completeness of the translation by including a sworn statement, signature and a stamp on the translation. The stamp must include the translator’s name, language(s) and address.

Sworn German translations produced by Translayte are assigned to sworn translators based in Germany and authorised locally. They are responsible for producing the translation, certifying it, and posting the document to you within Germany, or internationally.


Translations used abroad, or at embassies

For documents to be used at foreign embassies in Germany or in another country, you may be required to obtain an Apostille. This makes the translation acceptable in other countries that are part of The Hague Convention. 

In Germany, translations cannot be legalised, even if they have been completed by a sworn or certified translator, as they are not considered "public documents". However, the president of an applicable court can issue a certificate verifying the translator's "sworn" or "certified" status. This certificate, which is considered a public document, can then be legalised, with an Apostille affixed to the certificate.

Sworn German translations that are legalised by Translayte are first certified by the sworn translator, with a certificate obtained from a local German court, then legalised at the Apostille Office in Germany. The original document can be shipped to you within Germany, or internationally.

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Certified Translation

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The translation is signed by a company representative or an official sworn translator, that the document is a true and accurate translation of the source text.

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The translator or company representative swears an oath before a Notary Public that he or she has produced the translation, and that it is a true reflection of the source text.

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Document is translated, then certified by a Notary Public or Solicitor, and finally legalised by the relevant Legalisation Office to obtain an Apostille of the translation.

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