Official translations into English, signed and sealed by a Sworn Translator approved by local authorities

Sworn Translations into English

Official Translations into English, with full legal validity worldwide.
Sworn Translators certified by international and local authorities.

Experts in Official Sworn Translations

Sworn Translations have a special status: they are truthful translations, authenticated by the signature, the stamp and the statement of an Official Sworn Translator.

Find out exactly what Sworn, Official or Certified Translations are, when they are needed, who can issue them, how much they cost... Learn about the need for an "Apostille of The Hague" on certain cases.

Let us help you! Find below practical information on Sworn Translations. And if you still have trouble finding what you need, get in touch with us and we will solve any doubt you may have.

What exactly is a "Sworn" Translation?
Are you sure you need your translation to be sworn?
Do you need an "Apostille of The Hague"?

Best prices for Certified Translations into English

We're Certified Sworn Translators, providing signed and sealed Official Sworn Translations into English.

We translate dozens of Sworn translations into English each week: titles and diplomas, certificates, deeds, affidavits, annual accounts, terms of delivery, articles of association, birth certificates, death certificates, bailiff’s notifications, warranty statements, summons, wills, extracts from the Trade Register, marriage certificates, adoption records, etc.

That's why our prices are so competitive and we provide such fast turnarounds!

How much does a Sworn Translation into English cost?
How long does a Sworn Translation into English take?
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What is really a "Sworn Translation"?

They are called by different names: Official, Sworn or Certified... they are all the same thing:
Truthfull translations, with full legal validity, signed and sealed by Official Translators.

Which documents need a Sworn Translation?

Certain documents will always require a Certified Translation,
authentificated by the stamp and the signature of an Official Sworn Translator.

Titles and Diplomas
University degree
Purchase contracts
Driver's License
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Criminal records
Death certificate
Articles of incorporation
Company by-laws
Powers of attorney
Annual Accounts
Procedural lawsuits
Bailiff's notifications
Court rulings

Do you really need a "Sworn" translation into English?

All official procedures in United States and United Kingdom should be carried out in English.
This entails the need for providing Sworn Translations of any original written in other language.

British and American institutions only accept English.

English is the only official language in UK, USA and other English-speaking countries. No British and American institution will accept any document written in Spanish, French, German, etc, unless accompanied by a Sworn Translation, signed, stamped and duly legalised by a truthful statement from a Certified Translator.

If you come from other country to study in UK or USA, you will need a Sworn Translation into English of your academic qualifications to be admitted at any University.

Let us make your arrival to USA or UK much easier.

Our agency delivers Sworn Translations into English every day: titles and diplomas, affidavits, deeds, annual accounts, articles of association, birth, death or marriage certificates, summons, court notifications, wills, extracts from the Trade Register, etc.

We really advise you to make sure you actually need your translation to be "Sworn", as Sworn Translations are more expensive and take much longer than standard translations.

How long do sworn translations take?

A standard delivery for a Sworn Translation is usually 1 week.
But at Ibidem we offer urgent translations and can deliver within 2-3 days.

How to request a translation into English?

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

Urgent quote for Sworn Translation into Spanish

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 into Spanish

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 your Sworn Translation into Spanish, signed and sealed

3. Delivery of your Sworn Translation

You'll receive your Sworn Translation by email, duly signed and sealed, within the agreed deadline (4-5 days). We can send a hard copy upon client request (shipping costs apply).

Need a Certified Translation into English?

Send us an email with the originals to be translated and we'll send you a quote within an hour.
If you prefer, give us a call and speak to one of our agents, or write to

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Ibidem Group. Translation agency. Offices in London, UK


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Ibidem Group. Translation agency. Offices in New York, USA


Tel. +1 9152293794

Ibidem Group. Translation agency. Offices in Barcelona, Spain


Tel +34 932684085

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Legalisation and the Apostille of The Hague

Some Sworn Translations need legalisation or the Apostille of The Hague.
If so, you will need to apply for it before proceeding with the Sworn Translation.

What is the Apostille of The Hague?

The Apostille of The Hague is the abbreviated legalisation process used for all the countries signatories of the Hague Convention, including Spain and English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. It certifies that the signatory of your document, is a legitimate authority in your country. It is a large seal bearing the EU flag. The Apostille must also be translated.

What is a signature legalisation?

The Hague Convention only identifies the signatures of the more relevant people and bodies of each country: Colleges of Notaries, Superior Court of Justice, Ministries, etc. But your documents will probably bear signature of "lower" bodies, which will compel you to legalise (authenticate) it before the superior body. For example, for university titles and diplomas, you will have to request the Ministry of Education to legalise the signature.

Do I need the Apostille of The Hague?

If they haven't mentioned it, then you probably don't need it (even better!). Ask the agency which is requesting the Sworn Translation, as this matter is quite discretionary and not at all predictable.

Where to get an Apostille

If you are an American citizen and want to obtain Spanish residence, one of the documents you'll need is your Criminal Record Certificate, which must first be legalised with the Apostille of the Hague by the Office of the Secretary of State of your city, and then translated into Spanish by means of an Official Sworn Translation.

Where to get an Apostille in UK
Where to get an Apostille in USA


IBIDEM GROUP Ltd. was established in 2003, by virtue of deed 4124 granted in Spain by the Notary Santiago García Ortiz, and registered at the Commercial Registry of Barcelona (Spain), volume 36.206, sheet 0063, page 280795, with TVA number ESB63391445.


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