Criminal Record Translation: Regulations, Procedures and Costs

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Criminal record translation is a necessary process that enables citizens to carry out procedures related to study, work, marriage, and other matters in foreign countries. Let’s explore together the important details regarding criminal record translation, including regulations, procedures, and pricing for this service!

What is criminal record translation?

A criminal record or police check is an official document that records a citizen’s existing criminal convictions. This document includes the citizen’s personal information, details of criminal convictions, court orders, status of judgment execution, and any restricted actions during the serving of a sentence.

The National Center for Judicial Records is responsible for authorizing and issuing criminal records. In many countries, including Vietnam, criminal record is divided into 2 types:

  1. ● Form 1: Local citizens or foreign nationals without any criminal convictions or with previously expunged convictions will be indicated as having “no criminal convictions.” This type of criminal record is required for various procedures such as human resource management, business registration, and application for work permits for foreigners.
  2. Form 2: All existing convictions, whether expunged or not, of both local citizens and foreign nationals will be presented in their entirety. Criminal Record Form 2 is typically issued to support police investigations, prosecutions, and trials.
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Criminal record translation is the process of rendering the content of a foreign citizen’s original criminal record into the language of the host country, thereby confirming their conviction history. The translation of this document is essential when applying for a visa, a work permit for foreigners, studying abroad, residency, marriage registration involving overseas elements, engaging in litigation activities, and more.

The information listed in a criminal record includes:

  1. 1. Full name
  2. 2. Date of birth
  3. 3. Place of Birth
  4. 4. Nationality
  5. 5. Place of residence/temporary residence
  6. 6. Criminal conviction status

Regulations on criminal record translation

To obtain a criminal record for foreign nationals, applicants may need to prepare the following translated documents:

  1. Application for granting criminal record certificate
  2. A copy of their passport with the attached visa (send both the copy and the original document for verification by authorized government agencies).
  3. Notarized copies of the temporary residence card

In the case of criminal records issued by foreign agencies, applicants may also require their translated versions to be certified, notarized, or legalized before proceeding with related procedures

In many countries, criminal records only require certified translation. However, in countries such as: Vietnam, Japan, Korea, etc., authorized agencies instead require a notarized translation.

Learn more about the differences between certified and notarized translations to avoid misunderstanding.

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Criminal record translation process

The professional, streamlined criminal record translation process at Thao & Co. features 5 steps:

  1. Step 1: Receiving project requests and documents from clients
  2. Step 2: Receiving payments via cash, bank transfer, credit card, Paypal, Payoneer.
  3. Step 3: Meticulously translating and proofreading to ensure translation accuracy and legal validity.
  4. Step 4: Certifying/notarizing the translation upon request. The Certification of Translation Accuracy issued by Thao & Co. will also be provided free of charge. For our notarized translation service, an additional fee will apply.
  5. Step 5: Delivering the finalized translation after it has been certified/notarized. The average delivery time for a translation is 1-2 days after receiving the request. If you require our notarization or consular legalization service, please allow an additional 1-2 business days.
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Criminal record translation rates

Here are the factors affecting the cost of a criminal record translation:

  1. The source and target languages
  2. The urgency of the project
  3. The text format
  4. Request for notarization/certification/legalization services

Here at Thao & Co., we calculate the cost of our criminal record translation services with your best interests in mind to ensure the highest-quality product. To receive quick and in-depth information regarding our rates, please send your requests here: Get a Quote

Where to get criminal record translation services?

For precise and expedited criminal record translations, feel free to reach out to Thao & Co. translation company.

In addition to criminal record translation, we offer certified/notarized translation services for various other crucial legal documents, a testament to the trust placed in us by our valued clients. Thao & Co. is held in high regard by our clients for the exceptional quality of our translations and our unwavering dedication to our work.

  1. The translations are done by experienced linguists with mastery of the language and a profound understanding of legal writing style.
  2. Speedy delivery within 24 hours for standard documents
  3. Transparent process and pricing
  4. With our self-developed proprietary platform, you can seamlessly monitor the progress of your projects

If you’re in need of professional translation services for criminal records and various other documents, Thao & Co. is here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through our Get a Quote page for swift assistance today!

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