Official & Certified Translations

Do you need certified translation services to support an immigration, legal, professional or academic application in any country, globally?

Translayte provides globally acceptable certified and sworn translations, meeting the specific requirements of countries and embassies through our network of professional, certified translators.

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  • Transparent & Competitive Pricing
  • Faster Delivery from 12 Hours
  • 24/7 Support via Phone, Email & WhatsApp
  • Notarisation & Apostille Options Available
  • Worldwide Priority & Secure Shipping
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Get translations in as little as 12 hours, even on weekends and holidays.

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Global Acceptance

Accepted by governments, universities, and courts worldwide.

Countries Supported

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

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

Certifying Your Translation

Translayte provides certified, sworn, notarised and legalised translations that are accepted globally.

We explain some of the core differences below.


What is an Official Translation?

An official translation is the translation of a document, such as a birth certificate or academic transcript, with an accompanying certification or sworn statement from an authorised translator or agency.

Official translations are usually required if you're submitting a document issued in a foreign language to a government authority or organisation, as part of an application. 

The term "official translation" is often used interchangeably with certified, sworn, notarised or legalised translations, but they are produced in slightly different ways.


Certified Translation

A certified translation is the translation of a document that is accompanied with a certification. The certification is usually in the form of a signature, stamp and a statement from the translator or a representative of the translation agency.

Certified translations are required by authorities and organisations in the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland and those produced by Translayte are completed on our letterhead, and accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, our stamp, signature and contact details.


Sworn Translation

Sworn translations are certified translations that can only be provided by officially appointed translators in the country you are submitting your application to. Sworn translators usually have to undertake exams, and are only approved to translate select languages.

Several countries globally (e.g. France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany) require a sworn translator. In such cases, Translayte will work with an approved translator, who completes your translation, and appends their signature, stamp & contact details, making the translation acceptable within that country.


Notarised Translation

Notarised translations are certified translations that include a sworn statement from a Notary Public. A Notary Public appends their signature & stamp to the translation, confirming the identity of the translator and certifying their statement. A Notary cannot verify the authenticity of the translation, as they are usually not translators.

Notarised Translations produced by Translayte are first certified, then presented to a British Notary Public, who appends their signature & stamp to our company certification. Notarised translations may be required in Portugal, by UK Courts, Embassies or Foreign Institutions.


Legalised Translations (Apostille)

Legalised translations are certified or sworn translations that have been "legalised" by a Government Ministry to make them admissible in any foreign country that is part of The Hague Convention. The legalisation process produces an Apostille, which is affixed to the translation.

Translayte produces legalised translation either by requesting one from the Sworn Translator, or by having our certified translation notarised, then legalised by the UK Foreign Office.

Certified Translation Samples

We deliver your certified translations as a digital PDF document and endeavour to replicate the layout and formatting where possible. Your translation is signed and certified as appropriate.

Personally identifiable information has been redacted.

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Certified Translation Pricing

Standard Translation

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Suitable for straightforward personal documents, including birth, marriage, police or academic certificates.

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Professional Translation

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Specialist Translation

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The pricing above excludes VAT (which is applicable if you are resident in the UK or EU). Additional fees apply if you require shipping, sworn translators, urgency, notarisation or an apostille.

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More reasons to use us

Whatever the service you need, you can be rest assured that we have the right solution for you. Here are some more reasons to choose Translayte:

Easy Online Ordering

Order all our services online with ease. No need to contact us for a quote.

Fixed & Upfront Pricing

Transparent, fixed prices for all our services. Know the cost upfront using our order form.

24/7 Support & Delivery

Round-the-clock support and delivery powered by our global team across 13 countries.

Automation Powered Delivery

Over 50% of our delivery process is automated, ensuring fast and efficient service.

Multilingual Support

AI-Powered Support available in multiple languages for seamless communication.

Effortless Communication

Direct communication with your assigned translator or project manager to ensure clarity.

85k+ Customers Supported

Trusted by over 85,000 customers in 160+ countries. Experience you can rely on.

Your Data, Secured

We adopt industry-leading practices to ensure your confidential data remains secure.

Documents we translate

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

These include:

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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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