TranslaDocs: Have birth certificate translated
Our publicly appointed and sworn translators and interpreters have summarized the most important information for the translation of your birth certificate here.
" What you should know for the translation of your birth certificate
" Further information from the German Foreign Office
" How can I have my birth certificate translated?
Things to know about the translation of your birth certificate
A birth certificate, just like a marriage or death certificate, belongs to the group of civil status documents. Below you will learn when you need a translation of this document, why a certified translation of this document is usually required, and how we can assist you with the translation of your birth certificate.
In what cases is a translation of the birth certificate needed?
When a change of civil status has to be reported at the office, for example, when a child is born or a marriage is performed, the authority requires you to submit a certified translation. As a rule, these are documents that:
the establishment of a civil partnership,
a marriage license,
a change of name
What criteria should be considered when choosing a translation agency?
If you are looking for a suitable translation agency for your document translation, as a customer you should make sure that the employees of the translation agency or translation office are publicly appointed and sworn, so that they can provide the translation with the appropriate certification mark.
You should also make sure that certain quality processes such as translation with second proofreading are followed. A professional service provider will clarify basic and relevant questions about your request in advance. This speaks for a good and competent service.
What does the translation of a birth certificate cost?
The cost of translating a birth certificate depends on the volume of text, the amount of formatting required, and other factors such as the source and target languages. Widely spoken languages are usually less expensive than "exotic" languages. In addition, there is a certification fee. Here you can find more information about the costs of certified translations. We will be happy to provide you with an individual quote for your project.
What else is there to consider?
It is best to find out in advance from the responsible authority whether they will only accept translations that have been translated and certified by a translator from the same federal state or government district. Some authorities require this special feature. Even if you would like to present the certified translation abroad, you should take the precaution of asking whether they accept certified translations from Germany (this is usually the case - but the reverse is often not the case, for example, certified translations from some African and Latin American countries are often not accepted in Bavaria).
Further information from the Federal Foreign Office
The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany has compiled a detailed question and answer catalog for you on the use of foreign documents in Germany and German documents abroad. You can find important information on international document traffic as well as information sheets from the embassies of all countries - from Afghanistan to the Central African Republic - of the Federal Foreign Office here (topic: "Authentication/Legalization/Apostille/Procurement of Documents") and here (topic: "International Document Traffic - Legalizations, Apostille, Document Verification").
How can I have my birth certificate translated?
TetraLingua Professional Translation will be happy to translate your birth certificate for you. In order for us to provide you with a quote, please send us a copy of your birth certificate, which can also be photographed or scanned. The original can also be submitted to us at a later date, if necessary. Simply fill out the form in the right margin and you will receive a non-binding offer from us immediately. You are welcome to order your certified translation online or by phone and we will then send it to your home conveniently by mail, within Germany even free of charge. We are looking forward to your request!