Certified translation is the translation of a document that has been certified as an accurate and complete translation of the original document by a certified translator or translation company. The certification verifies that the translation is a true and accurate representation of the original document and is accepted by government agencies, universities, and other organizations as a legally binding document.
Certified translation is often required for official documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, diplomas, and legal contracts, where accuracy and authenticity are critical. A certified translator is a professional who has passed a certification exam and is authorized by a government agency, professional association, or translation company to provide certified translations.
The certification process typically involves the translator or translation company providing a signed statement that attests to the accuracy and completeness of the translation, along with a stamped and dated certificate of accuracy. The certificate of accuracy includes the name and contact information of the translator or translation company, as well as a statement certifying that the translation is a true and accurate representation of the original document.
Certified translations are often required for legal or official purposes and may need to be submitted to government agencies or other organizations. It is important to check with the organization requesting the translation to ensure that the certified translation meets their specific requirements.