Visa Application Translation: A Breakdown of Costs and Requirements

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The rise in economic cooperation and cultural exchange between nations has fueled a surge in demand for visa application translation services. So when do you need to have your visa application translated? What are the necessary steps and what should you account for? Let’s explore the answers to these questions together with Thao & Co. in this article.

What is visa application translation?

Visa is one of the essential documents required for international travel. A visa serves as an official travel permit issued by a government, authorizing a foreign citizen to enter their country. Some common visas include:

  1. ● Travel visa
  2. ● Student visa
  3. ● Business visa
  4. ● Work visa
  5. ● Investor visa
  6. ● Relative visit visa
  7. ● Electronic visa (e-visa)

To apply for a visa, you need to prepare the following documents: identification documents, proof of employment and income documents, travel itinerary, etc. These documents will be reviewed by the embassy or consulate of the country you are applying to. To ensure their acceptance, they should undergo a certified or notarization translation process.

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Visa application translation services help you translate all the documents required for a visa application into English or the language required by the host country. In addition to translation, translation agencies also offer complimentary services such as providing translation accuracy certificates, notarization, or consular legalization upon request.

Does visa application require notarized translation?

Generally, when applying for a visa, all associated documents require certified translation into the language requested by the host country’s embassy. Certain countries may require notary translations for major visa applications, such as those for studying abroad, working, sponsored immigration, and so on.

To avoid expending unnecessary time and resources, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the distinctions between certified and notarized translations as well as the specific regulations of the host country. Merely translating your application without undergoing the additional steps of notarization or certification may render it legally invalid for visa processing.

Notarized translation services improve document legitimacy and facilitate the approval process. Translating this type of document demands high precision as well as speed. Therefore, it is advisable to seek reputable translation agencies to receive adequate support.

What does visa application translation include?

The specific documents required for visa applications vary depending on the type of visa you are seeking. However, the following basic documents should always be prepared beforehand:

  1. ● Personal documents: Identification card, birth certificate, household registration book, marriage certificate, divorce decision, qualifications, academic transcripts, diplomas, and so on.
  2. ● Financial documents: Proof of income, savings account, proof of tax payment, business license and other relevant documents.
  3. ● Proof of employment documents: labor contract, payroll, leave application, appointment letter, and other relevant documents.
  4. ● Documents proving ties to your home country: marriage certificate, will, and documents proving ownership of valuable assets like real estate, cars, and so on.
  5. ● Travel itinerary proof: Round trip plane ticket, hotel booking, travel itinerary, and other relevant documents.

When you are applying for a relative visit visa, in addition to the relative’s documents, the sponsor must also prepare the following documents: employment verification letter, passport, permanent residence card, documents proving the ability to pay or sponsor your relative.

Visa application translation rates

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The cost of visa application translation services will be determined by the following factors:

  1. ● Numbers of documents
  2. ● Document length
  3. ● Language pair(s)
  4. ● Text formatting requirements
  5. ● The urgency of the project
  6. ● Notarization or consular legalization fee

When you utilize our visa application services at Thao & Co., we are pleased to offer a free Certificate of Translation Accuracy upon your request.

Thao & Co. Translation Company guarantees to deliver high-quality translations at a reasonable and competitive price. For a detailed consultation and personalized quotes for our visa application translation services within 24 hours, kindly leave your information on our Get a Quote page.

FAQs about the visa application

Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about visa application translation, compiled and answered by Thao & Co.

What is a Certificate of Translation Accuracy?

The Certificate of Translation Accuracy is issued by the authorized company representative or the translator directly responsible for the translation. This type of paper is used to verify that the translated content is faithful to the original source material. It is also worth noting that this certificate is not the same as the notary seal issued by a competent government authority.

Can I translate my own visa application?

You cannot. Most countries require that translations for visa applications be conducted by professional and unbiased translators. In addition, certain countries mandate that translators register their signatures with the Department of Justice before being authorized to perform notarized translations.

How long does it take to translate visa application?

The typical visa application translation process typically takes approximately 2-3 days, but the exact timeframe may vary depending on several factors:

  1. ● Specific language that requires translation
  2. ● Content and length of the documents
  3. ● Requirements for notarization/certification/legalization
  4. ● When the scanned copies of the original documents are sent to the translation agency

Where to find reputable visa application translation services?

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Visa application translation is a critical process that demands meticulous attention to detail and accuracy. All documents must be accurately translated and notarized. A professionally translated application can significantly increase the chances of obtaining a visa. Therefore, you should entrust your documents to reputable translation providers.

Thao & Co. Translation Company has a proven track record of success in providing high-quality translation services for visa applications. We take pride in being one of the leading choices for your translation needs, earning high praises from our clients through our exemplary services and a variety of benefits:

  1. ● Our streamlined process ensures a speedy delivery within 24 hours for standard document translation
  2. ● Our team of highly trained and qualified linguists is committed to delivering accurate and satisfactory results for every translation task.
  3. ● Our team of seasoned linguists ensures prompt and accurate handling of visa application translations.
  4. ● Our translation services encompass a vast array of languages, from widely spoken tongues to rare dialects.
  5. ● Our translation services provide timely delivery adhering to the agreed-upon schedule.
  6. ● Our team of dedicated consultants is always available to answer any questions you may have.
  7. ● Thao & Co.’s proprietary platform provides real-time progress tracking and facilitates effortless collaboration with our dedicated translation team.

If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to visit our Get a Quote page for prompt assistance today!

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