A certified translation can only be prepared by a translator who has been publicly appointed and certified by a regional court. To become a publicly appointed and certified translator, one must have completed training to qualify as a translator (university degree, BA/MA in Translation Studies, academically-certified translator, state-certified translator). Our translators have these qualifications and are authorised to confirm the accuracy and completeness of their translations.
Normally, certified translations only have to be presented to courts, public agencies, schools/universities, and the like. Examples for documents that are to be officially recognized after translation include:
- Documents indicating civil status, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, marriage certificates, non marriage certificates, divorce decrees, custody orders, death certificates, certificates of inheritance, military service certificates, adoption orders, certificates of bachelorhood, baptismal certificates, affidavit
- Identification documents such as identification cards, passports, drivers' licenses, power of attorney, vehicle registration documents/certificates, EU Blue Cards, EU residence permits, authorization certificates for a foster child to travel abroad
- Documents relating to citizenship such as renunciation of citizenship, assurance of citizenship, resident registration certificates, change of name, extract of the population register, residence permit
- References & certificates such as school reports, degree certificates, internship certificates, job references, licenses to practice medicine, doctoral certificates, certificates of matriculation, confirmation of participation
- Company documents such as commercial register excerpts, tax clearance certificates, tax returns, articles of incorporation, invoices, contracts, distribution agreements, articles of incorporation, annual reports, balance sheets, income statements, annual audit certificates, letter of credit
- other personal documents such as statements of account, checks, certificates of conduct, medical reports/certificates, distinctions, letters of application & CVs, tax returns, recommendations, court orders, insurance documents, certificates of dismissal, confirmation of signature, payroll, tax assessment etc.
You will find answers to questions about certified translations in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).