English Certified Translations in Glasgow
English certified translations provided by professional English translators based in Glasgow, UK
For several years now, Glasgow Translation Services have successfully been providing English certified translations to our clients. At some point in your life, you may be required to get a certified translation of a document, which will need to be presented to an official entity such as:
- Home Office
- HM Courts & Tribunal
- Passport Office
- Academic Institutions / Universities
- Several other official organisations
What exactly is a English certified translation in the UK?
According to the instructions by the UK government, the translated document should be accompanied by a translation certificate with the following details:
- Verification that the translation is a true and accurate translation of the document provided.
- Date the translation is carried out.
- The contact details of the English certified translator or a representative of the English translation company.
- See Gov.UK for more information.
If the English certified translation adheres to the above requirements, it is valid and accepted for official use in the UK. In our experience, other countries also accept this type of official translation, especially those countries that do not have a sworn translation system in place.
What documents require a English certified translation?
There is no strict rule on what type of document can be translated as a English certified translation. However, for the most part, the following services tend to be the most requested here at Glasgow Translation Services:
- English death certificate translation
- English birth certificate translation
- English academic (school) record translation
- English degree / diploma translation
- English marriage certificate translation
- English police record translation (ACRO)
- English real estate contract translation
- English insurance contract translation
- English medical report translation
- English passport translation
- English ID card translation
When performing English certified translations, it is imperative that our English translators be provided with a clear and high-quality scan of your document in order to ensure that the translation will be accurate. Furthermore, if there are any stamps or markings of any kind on the reverse of the document, please include a scan of this within your email as well.
How to send your English documents to us for translation
For a English certified translation, we can work from high-quality scans. Luckily, there is no need to send the originals in order to perform a certified translation correctly. However, it is of course very important that you send the scans in high resolution so that everything is clear for the English certified translator. If there are any markings or stamps on the reverse of the documents, these also should be scanned and sent across to us, as they also need to be translated.
We accept all formats of documents for English certified translation; PDF, JPEG, Microsoft Word, etc. Once we have received your request and your documents for certified translation, we will run a word count on the files and revert very quickly with a quote and timescale. This quote is not at all binding, and we will not proceed with your English certified translation until you confirm that you wish to proceed. Our standard processing time for small jobs is two to three business days. We do offer a rush service (at an additional cost) if you require your English certified translation more urgently.
English Certified Translation Reviews
In the past year, Glasgow Translation Services has been providing quality English certified translation services and we have received 91 reviews for the English certified translator's work. As of the 1st of Feb, 2024, the overall rating for our English certified translation services was 4.7 out of 5 stars. If you have used our English certified translation and would like to leave a review for other would-be clients to see, please see: Review Glasgow Translation Services.
Additional English Translation Services
If you are a qualified English translator that has a university degree in translation and are not yet registered with Glasgow Translation Services: a English Translation Agency in the UK, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply email your CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and our HR department will be in touch with you shortly thereafter.