Certified Translation Services UK

Do you need a certified translation of your document to support an immigration, visa, passport or professional application within the UK, or at a UK based embassy?

With Translayte, you’ll have professional certified translators at your service, with fast turnaround, attractive prices and excellent customer service.

Our certified translations are accepted by the UK Home Office, HM Courts & Tribunal, Passport Office, UK NARIC and Academic Institutions. We also provide Notarised and Legalised (Apostille) translations accepted at UK based embassies. We accept documents in PDF, JPG, PNG, and Word.

Certified Translation

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Turnaround
From 12 hours
Translator
Professional / Sworn Translators
Delivery
PDF, sent by email.
Deliverable
Certified, Sworn, Notarised or Legalised (Apostille) Translation
Options
Worldwide Shipping, Professional Review & Urgent Delivery
Samples
Certified translation
Sworn Spanish translation
Sworn French translation
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Certified Translations in the UK

If you are submitting non-English documents as part of an application for a visa, passport, marriage, divorce or university degree in the UK, then you'd need a UK certified translation.

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

Official translation requirements

Foreign issued, non-English documents to be used for official purposes within the UK require a Certified Translation. A certified translation is where the translator or translation agency translates and certifies a document, with their signature and stamp.

The certification from the translator or agency is usually in the form of a written statement included with the translated document. The written statement contains:

  • A declaration it is a ‘true and accurate translation of the original document’
  • the date of the translation
  • the full name and contact details of the translator or a representative of the translation company

Furthermore, most government agencies and organisations will only accept certified translations from agencies or translators that are members of the Institute of Linguists (CiOL), Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) or the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

We are a member of the ATC, and include a Certificate of Translation Accuracy in all our Company Certified translations, which makes our Certified Translations acceptable across the UK.

Certified Translations for UK Legal Proceedings

For translations to be used at a Family Court (e.g. as part of a Divorce Proceeding), then you may be required to submit proof of marriage or civil partnership to accompany the application. 

If these documents are not issued in English or Welsh, then a translation, certified by a Notary Public or authenticated by a statement of truth is required.

Translayte can provide a notarised translation (for an additional fee) or a Statement of Truth (free of charge).

Translations used abroad, or at embassies

If you're applying for a visa at a UK based embassy, or for a marriage or residency in a foreign country, and have been asked to provide a translation, then you may need to have the translation notarised and / or legalised.

Notarised Translation

Notarised translations in the UK are certified translations that include a certification from a British Notary Public. A Notary Public appends their signature & stamp to the translation, confirming the identify of the translator and certifying their statement.

Notarised Translations produced by Translayte are first certified by us, then presented to a British Notary Public, who appends their signature & stamp to our company certification, then mails you the original document. This is sent by Priority Mail within the UK, or to any country abroad by DHL.

Legalised Translation

For translations to be used at embassies, or outside the UK, you may be asked to obtain a "Legalised Translation", "Apostille Translation", or to have the translation "Apostilled" or "Legalised". They all mean the same thing. It is a legal process that makes a translation completed in the UK admissible in another country.

The UK Foreign Office is responsible for legalising translations by confirming that the signature, stamp or seal on the translation is from a UK public official. 

Legalised Translations produced by Translayte are first certified by us, notarised by a British Notary Public, then presented to the UK Foreign Office, who legalises the signature & stamp of the British Notary Public.


Certified Translation Pricing

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.

Deliverable
PDF translation with signed certification and stamp
Turnaround
From 24 hours
Notarised Translation

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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.

Deliverable
Signed translation with Notary Public seal
Turnaround
From 48 hours
Legalised Translation

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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.

Deliverable
Signed translation with Notary seal & Apostille
Turnaround
From 3 days

The pricing above excludes VAT (which is applicable if you're resident in the EU). Additional fees apply if you require shipping, sworn translators, urgency or professional reviews.

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Accepted Translations

Our certified translations are widely accepted everywhere .
Countries Supported

We provide official translations that are accepted globally. Countries include:


Languages

We can translate into, or from, over 130 languages.

We provide language translations spanning hundreds of language pairs and work with native language speakers who understand legal & cultural norms.

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Documents we translate

We can produce official translations of a wide range of documents.

These include Academic Certificates, Bank Statements, Birth Certificates, Divorce Documents, Driver's License, Legal Contracts, Marriage Certificates and Police Certificates.

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What our customers say

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— Darrell

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— Arthur

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