A certified translation converts an original document to another language translating it word-for-word. What makes it certified is a formal statement from the translation service that affirms that the attached document was translated accurately by a qualified individual. The identity of the translator is also provided in this letter.
USCIS Certified Translations
USCIS needs to establish a full history of those who wish to immigrate to the United States. To establish all the facts about an applicant, they need documents as evidence to prove a person’s identity and background.
When the evidentiary documents are in another language, they must be translated to English by a third party. From a certified translation, the officials are satisfied that the document in English is an accurate reflection of the original document.
Which USCIS Documents Need a Certified Translation?
Which documents are required depends on the grounds for immigrating. The most common forms of evidence are:
- Birth certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce decrees
- Criminal Records
- Foreign language diplomas (or any school diplomas issued in Latin)
- School transcripts
- Published works
How Do I Certify a Translation to USCIS?
For an evidentiary document to be certified, it must be processed by professional USCIS approved translators or a qualified translating service. The applicant cannot certify their own translation. When the USCIS requires a certified translation of your documentation, you must find a qualified professional or agency to do the translation for you.
A professional translator follows the USCIS certified translation procedure exactly to make sure the documents are interpreted accurately and that the certificate of translation for USCIS is done according to government code.
Who Can Translate Legal Documents for USCIS?
Per government rules, only a professional certified translator is permitted to perform a translation of legal documents provided as evidence. This is to ensure accuracy and to ensure that the English version is produced with integrity.
Professional translators cannot omit or add comments to explain any part of the document. The final result is a reproduction of the original document but in the English language. Once the USCIS certified translation is complete, a formal letter affirms the translator’s credentials.
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How Much Does a USCIS Certified Translation Cost?
The cost of certified translation services depends on the amount of content to be translated. Languex translation costs $20 per page. One page is defined as a unit of 250 words (including numbers).