Morningside, an ISO-certified translation company, provides certified translations for legal and official documents that must be submitted to a courtroom or regulatory agency. Our certified translation services are recognized by government agencies worldwide including the FDA, EMA, USPTO, SEC, and WTO.
What are certified translations?
In the U.S., it means the translator and/or translation company has prepared a signed statement affirming that the translation was prepared by a skilled translator and is an accurate and complete rendering of the original document. Some agencies, like the FDA, require that the certified translation include a brief statement on the translator’s qualifications. The certified translation may need to be notarized to confirm the identity of the person signing the statement. Essentially, the certification creates a legal record affirming that the translation was produced in good faith and according to professional translation standards and norms.
When is it necessary to obtain a certified translation?
If you are planning to submit a translation to a courtroom or government office or agency, you will probably need a certified translation. Different courtrooms and agencies have different certification requirements, so you should check first to see exactly what kind of certification is required (notarized, apostille, etc).
Morningside is staffed with specialized in-house personnel, who also serve as qualified Notary Publics. This allows us to offer our notarized certifications free of charge as well.
For certified translations and legalization of documents for use in foreign countries, Morningside offers Apostilles for a nominal fee. We consult with foreign attorneys and ensure that the appropriate format is used, as required by the country and local destination of the filing. Our extensive translation services enable us to accommodate any language and dialect required by the client for certification of their translated documents.
Morningside Translations offers federal and state court certified translators and interpreters in jurisdictions across the United States, from New York City to Los Angeles.