Japanese Legal Translations in Glasgow

Japanese legal translations provided by professional Japanese translators based in Glasgow, UK

We are often asked for a Japanese legal translation. This can mean a variety of things, depending on the final purpose of the legalised translation. Here we will discuss all the different types of Japanese legal translation.

Two main categories:

1. Japanese legal translation

- the translation of documents that are legal in nature, whereby the translation will be used for information purposes such as:

These documents will often contain legal jargon and therefore a Japanese translator specialised in law would be assigned to this type of translation project.

2. Japanese official translation

– the official translation of documents, whereby the translation will be used to present to a legal entity. There are five subcategories for Japanese official translation.

Japanese UK certified translation

A UK certified translation is required for your Japanese documents mainly when the translation is going to be used in the UK for official purposes. This involves the translation being signed and / or stamped as a true and accurate translation of the document provided to us. Most often, this would be for the Home Office, passport office, some consulates, or any other official entity in the UK. The majority of these Japanese documents would be certificates (birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, diplomas, degrees etc.) but we can offer a UK certified translation of most Japanese documents.

Japanese Certified translation (for use in another country)

Many countries do not have a sworn translation system in place and in these cases, they will often accept a certified translation by our Japanese legal translators. This involves the translation being signed and / or stamped as a true and accurate translation of the document provided to us.

Sworn translation

Some countries do have a governing body in place for sworn translators and in these cases we have Japanese sworn translators working with us in the relevant countries. The process, cost and timescale differs for every language and country so please feel free to enquire about your particular needs.

Notarised translation

When an official translation is going to be used in another country, one which does not have a sworn translation system in place, they sometimes request a notarised translation. There are two steps to this process:

  1. Japanese UK certified translation
  2. Notarisation by a UK notary public (we need to specify the country of use)

Japanese Apostilled translation

An Apostille is an additional step, which sometimes needs to be added to the above (notarised translation). Therefore it involves:

This entire process can take up to four weeks, although the FCO do offer an expedited service, which will speed up the delivery of the apostille to within one week.

Important information

For any Japanese official translation, regardless of the type, it is extremely important that we are provided with high-quality scans of the original documents. It is also imperative that any markings or stamps on the documents are clear so that they can be translated accordingly, including any markings or stamps on the reverse of the Japanese document.

Further details about our experienced Japanese translators and their experience in handling legal translations can be found here:  Japanese Translators

Glasgow Translation Services provides many other types of translation services (not only legal translation services) from and into Japanese. For a full list of these services offered, please see:  Japanese Translation Services


Japanese Legal Translation Reviews

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In the past year, Glasgow Translation Services has been providing quality Japanese legal translation services and we have received 52 reviews for the Japanese legal translator's work. As of the 1st of Jun, 2024, the overall rating for our Japanese legal translation services was 4.8 out of 5 stars. If you have used our Japanese legal translation and would like to leave a review for other would-be clients to see, please see: Review Glasgow Translation Services.

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Japanese Translator Jobs

If you are a qualified Japanese translator that has a university degree in translation and are not yet registered with Glasgow Translation Services: a Japanese Translation Agency in the UK, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply email your CV and references to translatorcv@glasgowtranslation.co.uk and our HR department will be in touch with you shortly thereafter.