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Certified Translations

May 27, 2010

What does it mean when a translation is certified? In the U.S., it means the translator and/or translation company has added a signed statement that the translation is accurate and correct to the best of their knowledge and ability. It may also be notarized to confirm the identity of the person signing the statement. Essentially, the certification creates a legal record which confirms that the translation was produced in good faith and according to translation standards and norms.

When is it necessary to get your translation certified? If you are planning to submit a translation to a courtroom or government office or agency, you may need to obtain a translation certification. Different courtrooms and agencies have different certification requirements, so you may want to check first to see exactly what kind of certification is required.

Morningside’s certified translations are regularly submitted to U.S. courtrooms, and to government and regulatory agencies including the Department of Justice, Citizenship and Immigration Service, FDA, USPTO, and the United Nations. Our certified translations have also been successfully submitted to courtrooms, government agencies, and patent offices across the globe. We provide most types of certification free of charge.

Do you have a questions about certifying a translation? Call Morningside at (212) 643-8800.

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