Everything you need to know about Notarized Translation of Birth certificate

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Nowadays, notarized translation of birth certificate is increasing in demand. Therefore, what would be the optimal solution and the best translation agency for you to choose from? Thao & Co. will accompany you and answer any of your questions regarding the notarized translation service for birth certificates.

What is a notarized translation for birth certificates?

A birth certificate is an important civil document for any individual. A birth certificate will be issued by a competent government agency to an individual upon their birth registration. This document contains all important information about the registered person, their parents, and the registered individual’s identification number

Three forms of birth certificates:

  1. Original – Birth certificate
  2. The Copy – Birth certificate
  3. Duplicate – Birth certificate

A notarized translation of birth certificate includes the process of translating all information on the birth certificate into the requested language and the notarization step. The notarized translation of a birth certificate must be fully completed, accurate, and legally valid according to current laws.

When is it necessary to have your birth certificate translated and notarized?

With the current trend of globalization, there has been an increase in the popularity of activities such as studying and working abroad, traveling, and immigrating. When going abroad or applying for a visa, a notarized birth certificate translation is an indispensable document.

Does birth certificate translation need to be notarized?” is a commonly asked question by many people when traveling abroad. You may need to get your birth certificate translation notarized depending on the requirements of the competent authorities and application intention. Notary translations are required for a variety of purposes such as studying, working, or immigrating. For detailed information, you can look up the government’s website of destination country.

When applying for United States immigration, a commonly asked question is whether birth certificates need to be certified or notarized before being submitted to the authorities including US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If the original copy of the birth certificate is in a different language, it needs to be translated into English. You need to submit to USCIS a copy of the birth certificate, a certified English translation of birth certificate, and a certificate of the translator’s professional competence.

Only in some specific situations, USCIS may require a notarized translation of birth certificate. To learn more about USCIS requirements, please head to Certified Translation for USCIS application.

Birth Certificate English Translation Sample - Thao & Co.
Example of Birth certificate Translation from Vietnamese to English

Can a notary translate a birth certificate?

A notary only verifies the signature and information of the translator and they don’t provide the translation. Depending on the destination country, there are different regulations regarding who can translate and notarize birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, and other legal documents. In most cases, the translation must be performed by a qualified translator or a sworn translator to be accepted.

To prevent struggles when navigating the notarized translation procedures, you should look for a professional translation agency to accomplish the process promptly and hassle-free.

Example of Notary Translation Statement - Thao & Co.
Example of Notary Translation Statement

The process of notarized translation for birth certificate

Thao & Co. process your documents in the following 6 basic steps:

  1. 1. Receiving project information
  2. 2. Making payment
  3. 3. Translating
  4. 4. Certifying the translation
  5. 5. Notarizing the translation
  6. 6. Delivering the final work
Thao & Co. Professional Notarized Translation Process
Thao & Co.’s Notarized translation process

We will send a detailed quote and offer payment in many ways to ensure client’s convenience. Upon receiving your documents, we will appoint an expert to translate and then notarize them at the local government agency before delivering the final translation to you.

The transparent and straightforward 6-step translation process at Thao & Co. ensures that clients have no worries when working with us. As a result, you can easily use this service, understand the procedure, and receive a speedy and accurate translation.

How long does a notarized translation of birth certificates take?

The notarized translation of birth certificates should be accurate because of the important legal information in it. The translator needs to review the translation carefully before submitting it to the notary office for notarization. The delivery time for the notarized translation of a birth certificate takes 2 to 3 days on average.

You can ask the translation agency to prioritize your documents for a quicker turnaround. In this case, the agency will ask for a certain amount of additional fees and deliver the certified translations of the birth certificate by the requested time.

How much does it cost to translate a birth certificate?

Birth certificates are not technical documents with high difficulty. Therefore, the source and target language as well as the urgency of the document will be the deciding factor when it comes to translation rate. For example, the cost of translating a birth certificate from Chinese to Vietnamese is usually higher than from English to Vietnamese.

Provide us with detailed information such as the language pair and the turnaround time by which you want the translation done on the Get a Quote page. We will complete and send you a comprehensive quote, which includes the cost of translating and notarizing the document as well as the expected delivery time.

Where to get birth certificate translated and notarized?

At present, many notary offices support standard translation and notarization services. As these notary offices do not specialize in translation, the translation quality is not guaranteed.

Therefore, you should consider a professional translation agency that has experience translating birth certificates to receive an error-free translation with a meticulous proofreading process. Thao and Co. offers an all-in-one translation service for birth certificates which will be done by local translators with years of experience in legal translation.

Thao & Co. professional Translation and Localization Services

Thao & Co. covers many languages in our certified birth certificate translation services. From common languages to uncommon ones, we got you covered. Using a strict quality management process, we ensure a fast and accurate translation service with an affordable price.

  1. • Delivery within 48 hours
  2. • Translated by professional native linguist(s)
  3. • Free Thao & Co. signed statement of translation accuracy
  4. • Digital and physical copies available upon request
  5. • Our proprietary platform which helps you easily monitor your project progress and payment status

Please access the Notarized Translation page or contact us through the Hotline to obtain further service information. To receive a detailed quote and timeline, please leave all information on the birth certificate in need of translation on the Get a Quote page.

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