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 "Hague Apostille" on certain cases.
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What exactly is a "Sworn" Translation?
Are you sure you need your translation to be sworn?
Do you need an "Apostille of The Hague"?
We're Certified Sworn Translators, providing signed and sealed Official Sworn Translations into French.
We translate dozens of Sworn translations into French 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 French cost?
What does an "Official", "Certified" or "Sworn" translation actually entail?
How are Sworn Translations and Certified Translators understood in France?
Sworn Translations is the popular term for Certified Translations, true translations with worldwide legal validity, signed and sealed by "Certified Translators", following a protocol that changes substantially from one country to another. Any public document requested by a French Administration, university, notary or judge, will need to be written in French or undergo a Sworn Translation into French. If you need to deliver an official document in France, and it is originally written in English, you will need to request a Certified Translation from English into French.
France legislation is quite strict regarding Sworn Translations, specially those that are to have effect in foreign countries. You will need to request first an Apostille for the original document, then proceed with the Sworn Translation, legalize the translator's signature, and then finally ask for another Apostille.
Sworn translations in France include the fully translated text, a copy of the original text, and the translator’s oath and signature.
All pages of the translation should be signed and sealed by the translator. Furthermore, the last page, at the bottom, should include a certification or an oath of the translator, declaring that the Sworn Translation is a complete and faithful reproduction of the original.
In France, the only translators that can "certify" a translation are the so called "traducteurs experts près la Cour d’Appel", appointed by the French Ministry of Justice. These Sworn Translators are "legal / judicial expert" (ETI), public officials entitled to certify that the Sworn Translation they sign and seal, is a complete and faithful reproduction of the original. All these "traducteurs experts" are listed at the "Annuaire de Traducteurs Assermentés".
All documents to be delivered to public officials in France, originally written in a language other than French, must undergo a Sworn Translation into French to be accepted by Public Administration bodies, universities, public notaries or judicial courts.
If you are a British or American student willing to study in Paris (France), you will be asked to provide your University Degree (or Academic Certificate) and Grades Certificate in French language. You could do that in US, getting your documents translated into French and then join them with an affidavit. Or in case you are British, you could get an CIOL or ITI translator do the job, and then go to a notary office or a Commissioner for Oaths to make an official statement.
But, if you want to stick to the safest option, you should get your French Translation done in France, to guarantee it is not going to be rejected by local authorities.
Certain documents will always require a Certified Translation,
authentificated by the stamp and the signature of an Official Sworn Translator.
All official procedures in France should be carried out in French.
This entails the need for providing Sworn Translations of any original written in other language.
French is the only official language in France. No French institution will accept any document written in Spanish, English, 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 France, you will need a Sworn Translation into French of your academic qualifications to be admitted at any University.
Our agency delivers Sworn Translations into French 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 much does a Sworn Translation into French cost?
Send us your originals by email and we'll give you an exact price within one hour.
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.
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!
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.
Follow the instructions on the quote to confirm the project and pay as convenient: bank transfer or credit card (online). We'll start to translate immediately.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask us about any query or doubt you have regarding your translation email@example.com
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Some Sworn Translations need to be authenticated by an Hague Apostille.
Learn where to obtain an Apostille in France.
The Hague Apostille is the abbreviated legalisation process used for all the countries signatories of the Hague Convention, including France, 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.
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 some documents bear signature of "lower" bodies, which will compel you to legalise (authenticate) it before the superior body. In these cases you will have to request local authorities to legalise the signature prior to any other procedure.
If they haven't mentioned it, then you probably don't need it (even better!). Ask the organism which is requesting the Sworn Translation, as this matter is quite discretionary and not at all predictable.
All official UK documents can be legalised at the UK Legalisation Office.
State issued documents may be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was executed. For federal documents signed and sealed by a federal agency or federal court, contact the U.S. Department of State Authentications Office.
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