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, certificates of bachelorhood, marriage licenses, non marriage certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, death certificates, custody orders, adoption orders, certificates of inheritance, baptismal certificates, change of name
- Identification documents and authorizations such as identification cards, passports, drivers' licenses, power of attorney, authorization certificates for a foster child to travel abroad
- Registration certificates such as EU residence permits, vehicle registration documents/certificates, EU Blue Cards
- Documents relating to citizenship such as renunciation of citizenship, assurance of citizenship, resident registration certificates, extract of the population register, certificates of dismissal, residence permit
- References and 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, articles of incorporation, annual reports, balance sheets, income statements, annual audit certificates, letter of credit, affidavit, confirmation of signature, invoices, contracts, distribution agreements
- other personal documents such as certificates of good conduct, military service certificates, statements of account, checks, medical reports/certificates, distinctions, letters of application and CVs, tax returns, recommendations, court orders, insurance documents, payroll, tax assessment etc.
You will find answers to questions about certified translations in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).