US Visa Translation: Requirements & Where to Find High-Quality Services

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Many people dream of visiting the US to enjoy the beautiful and iconic attractions, or to pursue education and job opportunities. However, to set foot in this country, obtaining a US visa is imperative. The first and foremost step in this process is to prepare and have your documents translated into English. But what are the US visa translation requirements? And where to find a reputable agency to entrust your documents? Let’s read on to find out the answers.

Do US visa application documents need to be translated?

The required documents may differ depending on the type of visa you are applying for. That said, there are some basic documents that are generally required for all visa applications:

  1. ● Appointment letter for the visa interview and the application confirmation page with a barcode number
  2. ● 02 passport-sized photographs
  3. ● National ID
  4. Passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond the date of your prior US visa expiry date
  5. ● Household registration book (if applicable)
  6. Birth certificate
  7. ● Confirmation of marital status
  8. Police certificate
  9. ● Medical certificate
  10. ● Documents demonstrating your financial ability, employment, academic qualifications
  11. ● Documents proving your relative relations with the sponsor and accompanying dependent family members (if applicable)

Do these documents need to be translated into English? The answer depends on the language of the documents. Certified translations should be provided for non-English documents.

In addition, it is important to submit your original documents along with the translations. Your documents will be returned after the visa interview.

Also, make sure to arrange your documents in the correct order. Failing to meet these conditions can greatly hinder your visa application process, or in the worst-case scenario, result in a denial.

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US visa translation requirements

When applying for a US visa, especially an immigrant visa, having translations for your visa documents is mandatory. The translation must be done by a sufficiently qualified translator and comply with rigorous accuracy standards.

Certified English translation

All documents for your US immigrant visa application need to be translated into English and certified. This entails obtaining a statement clearly indicating that “the translation is accurate” and “the translator is competent to translate.”

The statement serves as a guarantee that the translations of your documents are handled by a certified translator or a professional translation agency. Some translation agencies may charge extra fees for this statement.

Want to skip this fee and save up for your trip? Check out Thao & Co.’s certified translation services. Upon your request, we will provide our complimentary Certificate of Translation Accuracy for your translations.

Requirements for translators

Translations for US visa application documents must be completely accurate and impartial. In addition, it is necessary to include a certification statement containing the name, signature, and contact information of the translator or the translation agency.

Therefore, it is best to entrust your documents to reputable translation agencies with translators who possess:

  1. ● Qualifications and certifications related to English linguistics and translation
  2. ● Proficient language skills, with a wide range of vocabulary and a good command of grammar and structures
  3. ● Excellent translation and writing skills
  4. ● Profound knowledge of laws and legal terminologies
  5. ● Extensive experience in working with US visa documents

Documents that may require translation for US visa application

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Here are some US visa documents that typically need to be translated:

  1. ● Household registration book
  2. ● Birth certificate
  3. ● Confirmation of marital status
  4. ● Police certificate
  5. ● Medical certificate
  6. ● Documents demonstrating your financial ability: house/land ownership documents, will and testament, tax documents, etc.
  7. ● Documents proving stable employment: employment contractsbusiness registration documents, leave of absence, etc.
  8. ● Documents demonstrating your academic qualifications: degrees and diplomas, academic transcripts, certificates, etc.
  9. ● Documents demonstrating the purpose of your trips: travel itinerary, visa of countries you have been to, study plan, invitation letter, etc.
  10. ● Documents proving your relative relations with the sponsor and accompanying dependent family members

Do translations for US visa application documents need to be notarized?

The answer is No. According to the regulations of the US consulate, translations for US visa application documents only need to be certified.

For submission to the USCIS, the translations must meet the following requirements:

  1. ● Complete accuracy and consistency with the original format
  2. ● Certificate of translation accuracy signed by a translation agency
  3. ● Translations done by a certified translator with adequate qualifications
  4. ● The name and signature of the translator, as well as the contact information of the translation agency included in the certification statement

High-quality US visa translation services

Ensuring your documents are accurately translated and legally valid is crucial for the approval of your visa application. Even a small mistake can lead to a visa denial.

Therefore, choosing a reputable and quality translation agency is key to receiving top-notch translations for your documents and increasing your chance of getting approved for a visa.

As a professional translation company, Thao & Co. is dedicated to providing high-quality certified translations tailored for US visa applications. Trust us to receive expert translations performed by seasoned linguists possessing English linguistics degrees from top universities.

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Additionally, we will provide a complementary Thao & Co. Certificate of Translation Accuracy upon request. You can also opt for a certification statement signed by active members of professional translator associations for an additional fee.

Alongside high-quality translation, Thao & Co. certified and notarized translation services also entails:

  1. ● Delivery within 24 hours for standard documents
  2. ● Translation for US visa documents translation across over 50 languages, including both common and rare pairs
  3. Non-Disclosure Agreements to safeguard all of your information
  4. ● Professional notarized translation and consular authentication services
  5. Competitive translation rates with prompt and detailed quotation
  6. ● Access to Thao & Co. proprietary platform for convenient file management, progress tracking, and payment status display

Need translations for your US visa application documents? Leave your information on our Get a Quote page. Our consultants will promptly reach out to support you.

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