Sworn translation - what is it and why is it needed?
Sworn translator (or court-certified translator) is a person authorized by the state bodies of a country to perform official translation of documents.
Documents, the translation of which is imposed on the sworn translator:
• documents issued by any Vital Statistics Department of the Department of Justice (birth/marriage/divorce certificate etc.);
• criminal record certificates, certificates of residence registration;
• educational documents (secondary education certificate, diploma, appendix);
• court judgements;
• incorporation documents;
• contracts, agreements, powers of attorney; licenses and permits.
The sworn translator has also the right to certify the copy of the document translated by him/her and provide interpreting services in the state institutions (e.g., in court), or during conclusion of any deeds at the notary’s office. Unlike notary, who certifies only the signature of an ordinary translator, the sworn translator certifies the accuracy of translation itself.
Countries having sworn translators at their embassies:
Ukraine has a number of embassies, which provide services of the sworn translator to the citizens of Ukraine when submitting documents:
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ukraine;
Embassy of Italy in Ukraine;
Embassy of France in Ukraine.
What are the advantages of a sworn translator?
Translation performed by the sworn translator includes: translation of documents into foreign language with a signature and seal of the sworn translator, as well as his/her statement, which confirms the accuracy and adequacy of translation.
Documents translated by the sworn translator do not need any further notarization or certification in an embassy. Seal of a sworn translator will be enough for you to be able to submit documents to an embassy or any other foreign agency abroad. The Translation Agency “Etalon” provides services of a sworn translator with the further legalization of documents.
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