We Certify and Translate Will Documents

We'll translate and certify, notarise or legalise any document for use at most official authorities, including the UK Passport and Home Offices - from just £33 and same day delivery.

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Will Certified Translation Services

Absolute Translations is an established and professional provider of certified translations of wills and other legal documentation. If you are required to present a last will and testament in a foreign language for official purposes, for example when the deceased made their will abroad, for applying for a grant of representation, or in a probate court, you will need a certified translation – a translation accompanied by a certificate of accuracy. We can deliver accurate translations accompanied by a certificate of accuracy and the details required by official bodies.

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We understand you're worried about whom to trust. For over 20 years, we have been certifying documents for official UK authorities and abroad. We've translated and certified thousands of documents for official use, from marriage, birth and academic certificates to contracts, wills and company incorporation documents.

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Dependable, quick certified will translations

When dealing with the death of a relative the last thing you need is to worry about paperwork, but when someone leaves a will in a foreign language this can create extra red tape. You want to know the official process will proceed smoothly without delays, so Absolute Translations will connect you with a native-speaking translator experienced in delivering certified documents so you know the certification paperwork is accurate and correct everything can go ahead smoothly.

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Certified translations of last wills and testaments

Absolute Translations is one of the UK’s leading translation companies, with a large network of experienced professional translators in every language, from French, Spanish or German to Arabic, Chinese or Swahili and many more. We have years of experience providing certified translations of last wills and testaments and many other official documents, and because of the size of our network of translators can deliver the documents you need quickly and reliably.
Not sure if your document requires an Apostille? Contact us for advice.

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They got it done in less than 24 hours and at a really competitive rate!

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Receive your translation within 1-2 working days (or even same day on request).

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Frequently asked questions

We've translated and certified thousands of documents for official use—from marriage, birth and academic certificates to contracts and company incorporation documents.

Our team are experts, and will make sure your documents are correctly certified for your intended purpose. Simply email us at main@absolutetranslation.com with questions or complete the form for pricing and options.

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What is an Apostille?

Our Apostille certified translation services make it easy for you to prepare your translated documents for presentation to foreign authorities.

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How will I receive my translation?

Certified translations usually need to be presented in a printed hard copy with the correct official stamps. 

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Will my translation be accepted?

A document may need different levels of certification depending on the authority and the language.

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Do I need to send original documents?

Some authorities may require that we use originals for certain documents, but they are not always needed.

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How long will my translation take?

We offer both a standard and express service. However, for both these options the turnaround time will be based on the number of words and level of certification required.

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How much will it cost?

If you know how many words your document contains, you can use our online quote tool now to obtain an instant cost for your translation and standard certification.

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What translation option should I pick?

Through our website tool or by contacting one of our team members directly, you will be able to receive a quote with four different translation options, each with different pricing and turnaround times.

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How can I pay?

If you're a private individual, you will need to pay at the time of placing the order.

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What level of certification do I need?

Different documents for different authorities in different languages will need specific levels of certification.

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Is my translation guaranteed?

Absolute Translations has been operating for well over twenty years, certifying thousands upon thousands of legal documents for authorities in the UK and across the globe.

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Are my documents kept confidential?

We treat all documents we receive as confidential. Absolute Translations has already been working for institutions such as the UK government and the NHS, so its confidentiality policies and processes are already in place.

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What Is a Certified Translation?

We provide translations of legal documents such as marriage, birth and academic certificates, contracts and company incorporation documents available on request.

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What is a Notarised Translation?

Notarise your translations without worry. With translators and a notary working together on your project, you can take advantage of a quick, reliable service.

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What is a Sworn Translation?

We deliver Sworn translations for individuals, independent businesses, and both public and private-sector organisations.

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What is an Affidavit?

Absolute Translations has a proven track record in affidavit translations; written statements of sworn truth used as evidence of facts in a court case or other legal proceeding.

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What is a Statement of Truth?

When referring to translated documents, a statement of truth is an official statement from the translator themselves.

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What is Legalisation?

Our legalised translation services make it easy to prepare your translated documents for presentation to foreign authorities.

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Absolute Translations is always striving to improve and do better. While some companies have become carbon neutral, we went one step further to become carbon negative instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD I USE ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS?

Our experience is that having your documents correctly certified can be confusing. At Absolute Translations we have a dedicated team organising certified, sworn, notarised and legalised/apostilled translations on a daily basis. We have over a decade of experience in certifying legal translations and our own dedicated Solicitor and Notary Public. By using our translation and certification services, you can save both time and money.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

We offer both a standard and express service. However, for both these options the turnaround time will be based on the number of words and level of certification required. Despite the fact that we offer a faster service, we always advise our customers to certify their documents as far in advance as possible. You may use our calculator tool, to calculate the price & turnaround time.

WHICH LEVEL OF CERTIFICATION DO I NEED?

Each authority and country have different requirements. These requirements also change at times. We always advise customers to check with the authority requesting the translation which level of certification will be required, prior to placing the order.

HOW DO I SEND YOU THE DOCUMENTS?

We do not need the original documents for most circumstances. Photocopies can be scanned and sent by email, posted or alternatively handed into one of local offices. Documents may also be uploaded by using the certification calculator here on the right. The originals of some documents that are being Legalised/Apostilled may be required. Originals are normally required for Criminal Record Disclosures, Court documents or any document that is issued by a UK Registry Office, if they need to be Legalised/Apostilled.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE DOCUMENTS BACK?

Certified translations can either be collected or will be posted back to our customers. Email copies will not normally be valid for official use.

HOW IS THE PRICE CALCULATED?

The price is calculated based on the number of words and level of certification required. You may also use our calculator tool, to calculate the price & turnaround time.

I DON’T NEED THE TRANSLATION, ONLY CERTIFICATION

We are unable to make a declaration for certification on any translation that we have not carried out ourselves. Therefore, before we can certify the translation we would need to re-translate the document. If however the original document is already in the required language and you only need the service of a Solicitor or Notary Public, please contact us and discuss your requirements directly.

STANDARD CERTIFICATION

Translated document certified and presented in a securely-fastened folder. This type of translation is normally accepted in the UK by most authorities.

NOTARY TRANSLATION SERVICE

For the purpose of translation authentication, some jurisdictions require commercial or personal documents that have been translated, or that were issued in another country, to be notarised before they can be legally recognised. In this case, a Notary Public will affix a notarial certificate to attest the validity of the translation. Notarisation is normally carried out on the same day. However, this may vary depending on the number of documents and their complexity. We offer a full range of notary translation services both to individual customers and businesses, and provide a high quality, fast and efficient service.

APOSTILLE/LEGALISATION OF TRANSLATIONS

British documents being used for business or personal use overseas may need to be legalised or contain an Apostille (stamp of authenticity) before they can be officially recognised and accepted. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office legalisation or Apostille guarantees that the translated document is genuine. The term ‘Apostille’ is also commonly used in English to refer to the legalisation of a document for international use. Currently, most documents from the United Kingdom can be legalised, providing they bear the original signature, stamp or seal of an official UK public body. Photocopies of certain documents may be accepted. Please ask us for more information.

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Excellent service! Value for money!

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3 weeks ago

The only people willing to help at short notice

I was in a desperate need to have a same day certified translation of a Chinese document into English for a passport application. In fact it was 2pm when I found out it was necessary. By searching on Google I tried 4 other companies which couldn't get it done on time. This was the only company that would go the extra mile and help me out. I had excellent service and would highly recommend them above all other translation service companies. I can't thank them enough!

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Absolute Translations are tremendously professional, highly recommended.

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4 weeks ago

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Very professional Company, prompt response, accurate translations delivered to deadlines, highly recommend

Always deliver on time, accurate translations. Reply quickly to enquiries and fast quotes. Professional and friendly team.

Julie Brough

1 month ago

Excellent professional service

Excellent service, fast and professional, answered queries quickly by email, just what we needed for our document to be translated for the sale of a house. Would definitely use again with hesitation.

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Really good service again, quick turnaround

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Great Experience and nice service delivery

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