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What are Certified Translations?

Certified translations are simply a translation that has been done by a translator with the appropriate certification. A certified translator will stamp the translation with their seal and add their affidavit. In Canada, certification of translators is done at the provincial level, so each province will have its own separate certification body. Click here for more information on locating an appropriate certified translator.

Do I need to have my documents translated?

Document Authentication

Global Affairs Canada (and some provincial authentication offices) requires that any documents that are not in English or French be translated into one of these languages by a Canadian certified translator before they are authenticated/apostilled. This also applies to documents that are partially in English or French and also partially in another language. Contact us if you have any questions about whether your document needs to be translated.

Document Legalization

Each embassy and consulate sets its own requirements regarding translations. Some require the translation of any document that is not in their official language, some require the translation of specific types of documents, and some generally don’t require translations. Contact our friendly staff to determine what translation requirements apply to your specific situation.

How We Can Help

Our friendly specialists will help to determine your specific supporting document requirements and provide you with any available templates or application forms. These supporting documents will be specific to the diplomatic mission, your situation, and the type of documents. Contact us to get started.

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