Certified Sworn Translations

Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Russian, Chinese...
Sworn translators certified by the Ministry.

Best prices for Official Sworn Translations.

At Ibidem Group, we're experts in Sworn Translations. Working with official sworn translators in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, etc.

Translation of documents, titles, certificates, deeds... All our sworn translations have full legal validity.

How much does a Sworn Translation cost?

Help and advice for arranging Sworn Translations.

It's not easy to understand sworn translations, they're complicated. When are they needed? Should they be sealed? Does the signature need validation? And the Apostille of The Hague? Can they be copied...?

At Ibidem, we'll provide advice and help free of charge. Get your Sworn Translation in a fast and easy way.

Request a quote for a Sworn Translation

How much does a Sworn Translation cost?

The price of a sworn translation depends on the target language.
Choose from the list below the target language you need for your Sworn Translation.

What is a Sworn Translation?

What does an "Official", "Certified" or "Sworn" translation actually entail?

A Sworn Translation is an official certified translation

Sworn Translations are quasi notarial documents, which attest to the accuracy of a translation. Sworn Translators have been authorised by the Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Sworn Translations are always delivered in paper, signed and sealed by the Sworn Translator, including a legend at the end indicating that the translation is a completely faithful translation of the original.

Sworn Translations have full legal validity.

Official Sworn Translators are the only people who can provide Sworn Translations. Their signature is authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE). The Translations bearing their signature have full legal validity in Spain and in any other country in the world. They provide full guarantee of the accuracy of a translation in relation to the original document they accompany.

When are Sworn Translations required?

Sworn Translations are mandatory for all official procedures carried out with the Administration

Events in which you will need a Sworn Translation

It is essential to provide a Sworn Translation of any official document which is to be presented in a country, and which is written in a language that is not of said country.

For example, if you come from United States to study in Spain, you will need a Sworn Translation from English to Spanish of your academic qualifications. On the other hand, if you are Spanish and going to study in England, you will need a Sworn Translation into English of your academic qualifications.

Make sure you find out whether you need a Sworn Translation

Sworn Translations are quite "special", given that they entail an extra guarantee of accuracy and are governed by a special standard. They are more expensive and time-consuming than a normal translation.

Our advice is that you make sure you actually need a Sworn Translation. Ask the agency where you have to present your paperwork whether it is essential you provide an Official Sworn Translation.

Documents that require Sworn Translation

Documents that always need to be translated by an Official Sworn Translator

Academic
Baccalaureate Diploma
University degree
Academic certificate
Grades certificate
Administration
DNI/NIE/Passport
Driver's License
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Family record book
Criminal record certificate
Death certificate
Notary Public
Minutes of Stakeholders' Meetings
Articles of incorporation
Company by-laws
Purchase/sale contracts
Mortgages and real property rights
Bequests and wills
Powers of attorney
Courts
Court notifications
Judicial proceedings
Procedural lawsuits
Notifications
Burofaxes
Documentary evidence
Judgements


Apostille of The Hague

What is the Apostille of The Hague, who must provide it, does it also need translating...?
Ask whether your Sworn Translation must be provided with the Apostille of The Hague.

What is the Apostille of The Hague?

The Apostille of The Hague is an abbreviated legalisation or validation procedure relating to the signature of a public or notary document. It represents verifying the validity of the signature on a document. It is only valid countries signatories of the Hague Convention.

Do Sworn Translations need the Apostille of The Hague?

Public documents are the ones which need to be apostilled before being translated, so they have the desired effect in another country. Sworn translation is the last step (the Apostille must also be translated).

In which countries is the Apostille of The Hague valid?

The Hague Convention includes 110 countries: Germany, Argentina, Spain, United States, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, Switzerland,...

What if my country is not in the Hague Convention?

The documents issued in countries not included in the Hague Convention should be legalised "through diplomatic channels".

What comes first, the Sworn Translation or the Apostille of The Hague?

The Apostille of The Hague is a prior procedure, which allows to validate the signature. The Sworn Translations comes afterwards, as it is always the last step.

Where to go to get a document apostilled?

Depends on the type of document; it really isn't an easy task...
Public documents of an administrative, judicial and Civil Registry nature are apostilled at the Citizen's Advice Bureau, the delegations of the Ministry of Justice and the secretariats of the Superior Courts of Justice. But be aware, many administrative documents require prior recognition of signature.

Notary or private documents bearing signatures legitimised by a notary, are apostilled at the College of Notaries. Judicial documents issued by the National High Court and the Supreme Court are apostilled by the Secretaries of said courts.

Where to obtain the Apostille of The Hague in Madrid
Where to obtain the Apostille of The Hague in Barcelona

How to request a Sworn Translation?

Sworn Translations, due to being Official, entail a more complex process.
With Ibidem this process is really simple and fast, so it can be delivered asap!

Urgent quote for Sworn Translation

1. Super fast quote

To request a quote, send us an email with the scanned originals, or come by our offices. You'll have an exact quote within an hour.

How to confirm a Sworn Translation

2. Confirmation and payment

Follow the instructions on the quote to confirm the project and pay as convenient: bank transfer or bank card (website). We'll start to translate immediately.

Delivery of a signed and sealed Sworn Translation

3. Delivery of your Sworn Translation

We'll deliver your Sworn Translation within the agreed deadline. Official Sworn Translation, signed and sealed by a Certified Translator. Collection at our offices, or sent by courier.

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Contact our main offices in Madrid and Barcelona (Spain).

Ibidem Group. Translation agency. Offices in Barcelona

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Tel +34 932684085

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Ibidem Group. Translation agency. Offices in Zaragoza

Translations Zaragoza

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51001 Zaragoza
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