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Types of Official Translation

There are four types of the official translation. Let’s go through each of them one by one:

1. Certified Translation

So, what does certified translation mean? A certificate is required for a translation when the receiving party needs to ensure that the translation of your document is accurate and easily understandable for the officials who will read and confirm them. The certification acts as a formal statement in which the translator shows that they have translated the content according to the best of their knowledge and makes the document an official translation.

2. Apostille Translation

An apostille (Colombia), other, acts as a confirmation of the signature on the document and is given by the government. If the translation is going to be used in a country that is a part of the Hague Convention, the apostille shows the foreign government receiving the official translation that the signatures of the translator and the notary are valid. The process ensures the authenticity of the document and eases the way for the foreign party to confirm the document. In most cases, an apostille translation is not required since it’s already internationally recognized by the countries that have joined the Hague Convention. In rare cases though, the receiving country may have local laws that require apostilles to be translated as well.

3. Notarized Translation

A notarized translation is a certified translation that is sealed by a notary public. A notarized translation is required on documents like college application documents, government documents, legal documents, and as well as documents that need to be presented in a court setting. A notarization makes the translated document an official translation.

4. Sworn Translation

A Sowrn Translation is a document that is signed and sealed by a sworn translator. A sworn translator is a translator who is authorized to translate official documents by the Foreign Office. By signing and sealing documents, the translator ensures accuracy and takes the responsibility for the official translation.

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