How to get a certified translation for your driver’s license?

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Certified translation of a driver’s license refers to the process of rendering the original language of the license to another one, as required by the country in which you intend to use it. When is it necessary to get your driver’s license translated and certified? What is the procedure involved? How is this service priced? Read on to find out more with Thao & Co. in this article.

How to get a certified translation for your driver’s license?

A driver’s license is a government-issued legal document that grants an individual the right to operate various types of vehicles, including motorbikes, buses, passenger cars, container trucks, and more.

However, it is not a universal permission to operate all types of vehicles; instead, it is sub-categorized into specific classes for each type of transportation. To avoid an unpleasant trip to the courtroom, drivers are required to obtain the appropriate license for the particular vehicles they intend to operate. In addition, drivers have the responsibility of obeying the rules set forth in the Traffic Laws.

As mentioned earlier, translating a driver’s license involves converting its original language into another language. The translation may also have to be notarized at the local public notary office or a private one to ensure its legitimacy.

When is it necessary to get your driver’s license translated and notarized?

A driver’s license is an essential personal document. As a result, when immigrating to another country, your driver’s license may have to be translated and notarized per the requirements of the destination country’s laws.

For instance, according to the latest Vietnamese regulations, a foreign-issued driver’s license must undergo translation, notarization, and conversion into its equivalent within the country before it becomes legally valid for use.

The expiration date of the new Vietnamese driver’s license will be the same as that of either the original one or your visa/temporary residence card, whichever expires first. However, it cannot exceed the validity period specified in Vietnamese laws for the country’s local driver’s licenses.

Certified Translation of Driver's License Example - Thao & Co.
Driver’s license translation example

Vietnamese individuals who wish to use their driver’s licenses abroad will also need to go through the same translation and notarization process.

There must not be any errors when translating a driver’s license, given its potential legal implications. Translators must not only possess extensive expertise in legal translation but also be knowledgeable about the laws and regulations related to the notarization procedure.

This makes choosing the perfect translation agency to handle your driver’s license a task of significant importance. An excellent option for you to consider is Thao & Co. At Thao & Co., we will help you acquire a high-quality translation of your driver’s license in a speedy manner for an affordable price.

Translation process for driver’s licenses

At Thao & Co, the translation process for driver’s licenses includes the following 5 steps :

  1. Step 1: Provide us your with your project information in order to receive a quote from Thao & Co.
  2. Step 2: Make payment in your preferred method: cash, bank transfer, e-wallet or other payment service such as PayPal, Payoneer, etc.
  3. Step 3: At Thao & Co., our team of professional translators will translate and proofread your driver’s license following our standard procedure.
  4. Step 4: Thao & Co. will provide a certificate of translation accuracy if requested.
  5. Step 5: The translation will be delivered to you.
    Certified Translation Process - Thao & Co.
    Certified Translation process at Thao & Company

Translation for driver’s licenses typically takes 1-2 days. Should you request notarization and/or consular authentication service, the completion time will be extended by 1-2 working days.

How much does a driver’s license translation cost?

The translation rate for driver’s licenses will be determined based on the language pair(s) and the urgency of the project. The price will be adjusted to take into account urgent cases and the notarization and/or consular authentication fees should these services are requested. On the other hand, the notarization fee will be calculated based on the number of pages requiring notarization and will vary depending on the notary office’s rates.

Thao & Co.’s team of expert translators will help you acquire an accurate driver’s license translation at an affordable and transparent price. You can rest assured that the translation delivered by Thao & Co. will be of excellent quality and ready to be used in subsequent administrative proceedings.

To receive detailed consultation on our service, visit our Get a Quote page and leave your information!

Where to find the best translation service for driver’s licenses?

Notarization services can usually be obtained at the Department of Justice and the Department of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam. However, this process may require setting aside time in your schedule for traveling to and from these locations.

Choosing a translation agency that offers this extra service on top of translation will help you save time when preparing documents. Should you still have any questions regarding where to find a place to entrust your driver’s license, look no further than Thao & Co. 

The linguistic experts at our company will translate your driver’s license with superb accuracy. Furthermore, our extensive experience in translating legal documents enables us to assist you in preparing documents and resolving any future issues. Particularly, the proprietary platform developed by Thao & Co. will make it easier for you to track your project progress and connect with our team should the need arise. 

At Thao & Co., we specialize in translating driver’s licenses at an affordable price, utilizing a highly secured and efficient working process.

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