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Our skilled team excels in document translation services. Rely on us to effectively communicate your content across languages, ensuring clarity and impact - quickly, accurately, and at a great price.

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Document Translation Services

Backed with over a decade of experience in providing document translation services, Absolute Translations has built an industry-wide reputation as one of the top translation companies for being fast, accurate, and cost-effective. We are proud to have worked for many leading international companies, such as Virgin Atlantic, L’Oréal, Chanel, and Bentley Motors.

The most successful brands trust our services.
(As do the fastest-developing startups.)

We've helped global brands and smaller businesses expand in 38 countries and 200 languages.

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Translation of important documents, from the quote to receiving translation very quick and efficient.

—  Miss Moore

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Excellent customer service. Translation completed to our satisfaction in record time.

—  Vivien Volny

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ISO17100 & ISO9001
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ISO 17100 The first UK translation company to achieve this specialist translation accreditation. ISO 9001 international processes accreditation.

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Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million productivity & growth investment programme.

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There to re-enforce our commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and translation quality.

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Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

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Translation Of Specialist Documents

Document translation doesn’t just need to be grammatically correct, it must also be culturally, legally, and technically accurate too. We place a great emphasis on the specialist nature of your documents and provide a high-quality translation service for a variety of documents, including translation of legal agreementsautomotive translations of safety reports, insurance claimsretail catalogue translationwebsite copy translatingoil and gas manualsmedical translationscertified and financial document translation services, among many others, assigning a specialist translator to your documents depending on the subject matter.

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Certified Translation Services

Many of our clients request certified translations for use by foreign authorities, embassies, consulates, universities, schools, insurance providers, or potential employers. We will advise you on different certification options and provide you with a certificate confirming that your translation has been carried out by a qualified translator, we will state that this is an accurate and ‘true’ translation and finally, attest our membership to a professional body. Our expertise in official certified translations, Statements of Truth, Affidavits, Sworn translations, Notarisations, and Apostilles from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office allows us to offer you an integrated professional translation service.

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Professional translation

You did a perfect job for me.

Minoo Goodarzi

3 days ago

Fast and accurate

Accurate , fast service. Reasonably priced. Recommended

Mr. des willerton

3 days ago

Prompt delivery and service from start…

Prompt delivery and service from start to finish

R Knight

3 days ago

I am highly impressed with the…

I am highly impressed with the translation service provided for my document, which required translation from Russian to Italian and subsequent legalisation. The entire experience was seamless, and all tasks were completed within a week, exceeding my expectations. I highly recommend this service to anyone in need of accurate and timely translations.

Maria Vinogradova

1 week ago

Excellent !!

Excellent !!

stellato

1 week ago

Excellent work you did

Excellent work you did

Minoo Goodarzi

1 week ago

Fantastic service

Fantastic service! Quick and easy to use. Thanks 🤩

Leonie K

1 week ago

Good service

Good communication, fast service and reasonably priced too. Thank you.

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2 weeks ago

Very professional

Very professional, extremely brilliant.

Mosaddec Razib

2 weeks ago

They are very fast in responding

They are very fast in responding, and with delivery Thankyou

Fathema Begum

2 weeks ago

Great Experience.

Great Experience.

Rashid Minhas

2 weeks ago

Excellent service from start to finish

Excellent service from start to finish. Within a couple of days, translation done, emailed a copy to us and sent a hard copy in the post. Will definitely use again.

Maria Demetriou

2 weeks ago

100 percent happy for the work they did…

100 percent happy for the work they did for me, just perfect. Thank you Melisa

Mostafa Hassan

2 weeks ago

Would recommend

This was my second time using Absolute Translations. They are helpful and service was fast. I would recommend them!

Yanushka

2 weeks ago

Very professional

Very professional

Andrea Domaracka

2 weeks ago

Fantastic service

We have been trying to sort this out for a long time now. I found the experience great and very easy to do. From start to finish we had a fantastic service. We had a few questions before going ahead the response was very fast and great advice. I would highly recommend and thank the people who are part of Absolute Translations.

Tony

2 weeks ago

Very quick turnaround and great service!

Great service and responses from Sena, Evi and team . Got a very quick turnaround at a reasonable price for technical documentation translations to Italian and German.

Kudzai

2 weeks ago

Fast service with accurate translations

Fast service with accurate translations

Michael

3 weeks ago

Quick and Easy

Quick and easy to deal with my request

Sheeba Murukesan

3 weeks ago

Second time using their service

Second time using their service, reasonable price and they do it fast.

Ka Du

3 weeks ago

Wedding Certificate Translation

I got marriage over 20 odd years ago in the dominican republic and have a spanish wedding certificate after being thrown from one person to another I final got told about this company who was so helpful to me, Mattia Piersanti was so kind and helpful even chatted on phone and went though all I needed. even at times when I got confused he just calmly went over it again. Richa Gupta took over when my certificate was done and kindly told me all that had been done, I am so grateful for all there help and the price was so much cheaper than I thought it would be. Thank you so much again Heidi

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HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED?

Firstly you need to submit a translation request in the simple form above, from this you will receive a no-obligation quote so you can know clearly what your translations will cost you.

Absolute Translations will then reach out to you to understand the needs of your project and assign you a relevant manager in your time zone to be your main point of contact and to be responsible for keeping your project on track.

You then upload files you need translating and our in-house team of language experts translate the documents you need quickly and accurately.

Our team will proof and guarantee the accuracy of the translations, then send them back to you for approval. If you require a certified translation, notarised translation or your translations to be apostilled we are also able to provide this service.

CAN SPECIALIST DOCUMENTS BE TRANSLATED?

It can be difficult to know which translation agency to trust when it comes to translating your specialist documents.

In addition to meeting the grammar rules of the language, an acceptable translation must also be accurate in terms of legal, cultural, and technical details.

That is why you should only use an accredited translation agency such as Absolute Translation.

Our expert translators work within a broad range of sectors allowing us to provide you with a technically and legally accurate translation of your document.

This includes translations of Legal, HSE, Medical, Financial, and many more specialist and official documents.

We also offer certified translations of documents, as well as translations notarised by our in-house notary public.

HOW TO ENSURE THE MOST EFFICIENT DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES?

We provide a very efficient service from start to finish by streamlining the entire process.

From clear pricing given to you once you submit your translation request to sending your finished documents in a format that suits you, we always ensure a professional service that is built around you.

You will be supported by a manager who is a specialist translator matched to you based on your document subject matter.

HOW TO GET FAST DOCUMENT TRANSLATIONS?

If you have an urgent translation requirement and are looking for an express service you have come to the right place, because we understand how important getting the documents you need when you need them can be.

That's why when critical documents have to be translated quickly, we offer an on-demand same-day translation service.

When you need a translation urgently you need a translation service you can rely on.

What's more, with our global team of translators, we can ensure your project is managed by an expert working in your time zone, so that rapid response is always guaranteed.

HOW TO GET A UK CERTIFIED TRANSLATION OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION?

When dealing with foreign offices, embassies, consulates, universities, insurance providers, or potential employers, many of our clients use our UK-certified translation services to translate their official documents into English.

That's because translation certificates and/or a notarisation seal are often requested when these documents are submitted for official purposes including as part of an application.

At Absolute Translations, we provide you with a complete service and will help you obtain the right certification for your translation.

From an attestation confirming that a qualified, professional translator completed the translation to official translations that are certified and notarised for the FCO, the Home Office and other international institutions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STANDARD CERTIFIED TRANSLATION AND A NOTARISED TRANSLATION?

When you get your translated document certified by an accredited translation agency, such as Absolute Translations, they will state that this UK-certified translation is an accurate and ‘true’ translation and attest their membership to the relevant professional body.

A Notarised translation differs in that this is a translation that has an official notarial certificate issued by a notary public, notaries are legally recognised to officially stamp documents.

WHAT IS AN APOSTILLED DOCUMENT?

An apostille (from the Greek apostille, a note of the secretary in Apostolic Chancelleries) is an international certificate that is attached to a document for the purpose of legalisation.

It serves to certify the origin and authenticity of a document. In other words, it certifies the validity of a signature or seal.

An Apostille translation is an official translation that a government of a country confirms is authentic and allows it to be used in any country which recognises the Apostille.

In the UK, apostille documents are granted by the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office.

WHEN DOES A TRANSLATION NEED TO BE APOSTILLED?

An Apostille is commonly required for translated documents that are for official use.

You may require an Apostille to confirm the authenticity of an official document, birth certificate, marriage certificate, visa application, and personal documents for foreign job applications.

An Apostille will require the translated document and original document to be able to confirm the accurate translation and to file the documents for stamping.

The UK passport office, the home office, or foreign government bodies may require your translations to be apostilled before they accept your certified translation for official use.

WHEN DO YOU NEED CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS?

You may be asked to provide a certified translation for legal paperwork, such as the documentation used in trials or hearings, this could be transcriptions of interviews or translations of official documentation.

You may also be asked to provide certified translations for government paperwork or other official documentation such as medical documents.

Our certified translation services can help you when you need to provide certified translations, notarised translations, or legalised translations.

WHAT IS A SWORN TRANSLATION?

Some countries require what is known as a sworn translation, for example in France, a 'traduction assermentée' is used in situations in which official certification is required.

A Sworn document is very similar to a notarised document in that the document has had official translation services provide a 'Sworn' translator to translate the documents.

HOW TO FIND CERTIFIED TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES?

Academic institutions and professional organisations abroad typically issue their qualifications in the native language where that certification was obtained.

Therefore, if you have achieved a degree or diploma in another language, the original documents will most likely need to be translated if you plan on studying or working abroad.

Absolute Translations can not only offer you the translation of your academic document, but we can get a notary public to officially stamp your document to confirm the authenticity of your document too.

HOW LONG WILL A CERTIFIED TRANSLATION TAKE?

Certified translation services or more complex translations tend to take slightly longer to complete than standard document translations.

This additional processing time is due to the legal processes these types of documents are required to undergo.

At Absolute Translations, thanks to our extensive in-house translation team plus our on-hand notary public, we can offer official translations, certified documents, and notarised translations at a very fast turnaround.

For a free quote fill in the simple contact form above and find out how quick and economical our certified translation service could be.

HOW CAN DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP BUSINESSES?

Translation services can help your business grow and succeed by helping you to internationalise your products and services, enabling you to reach wider audiences and connect with your customers globally.

Whether you need marketing collateral translated into another language, pitches provided in multiple languages to attract investors based in a foreign country, or are required to translate documents for legal purposes - our translation services have you covered.

HOW DO DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES HELP WITH COMMUNICATIONS?

Communicate and trade freely with other nations by making sure all your documents are professionally translated and certified for official purposes.

Make communicating with your customers around the globe easier by ensuring your website, marketing collateral, and promotional material speaks to them in their language.

Ensure your product documentation and service manuals are also translated clearly and accurately.

Ensure the letterhead paper you use and contact details provided to your international customers are accurately and professionally translated into any language you require.

Whatever your translation requirements Absolute Translations can help.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY DOCUMENTS BACK?

We are committed to putting you first, meaning we can provide translations in a file format that suits you.

If you require digital copies we are more than happy to accommodate this and are happy to work from physical or scanned documentation or images that you require translating.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY CERTIFIED TRANSLATION?

If you require our certified translation services, officials usually require certified translations to be submitted as physical legal documents which we are happy to post out on the same day service.

Whatever your translation needs are, Absolute Translations are committed to being flexible and easy to work with.

WHY NOT USE FREE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ONLINE?

When looking at the cost of using a translation agency, it can be tempting to use the free alternatives that use purely machine translation (such as Google Translate).

If you are looking for accurate translations of your original document then we would always advise you to use a translation service that uses real people to offer quality assurance as machines are never as accurate as a native speaker offering expert translation work.

WHY IS FREE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE UNRELIABLE?

When you translate one language to another it is important that your translation is not just a direct word-for-word translation but instead has a degree of interpretation of the words that can come out making no sense.

Translation into other languages requires real skill to make grammatical sense and come across as professionally written.

Computer software is just not capable of replicating the skills of an expert translator.

DO YOU USE MACHINE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE?

While we do not believe in automated machine translations, we do believe in using technology in addition to having a team of expert native speakers.

We make use of the latest CAT tools, to create a translation memory specific to your documents, available to you whenever you need it.

Your dedicated project manager will use this to create glossaries, keep track of terminology, ensure consistency and update content that has already been translated.

This will ensure consistent terminology but also allow for faster updates. By not having to re-translate duplicated content, you can reduce the word count that needs to be translated saving as much as 70% on translation services!

WHO WILL TRANSALTE MY DOCUMENT?

Our document translation services are carried out by professional, highly experienced, and talented linguists, hand-picked for their combination of foreign language skills and expertise in particular sectors.

Absolute Translations translates documents for a large number of businesses, government agencies, legal entities, educational institutions as well as individuals, offering vital language solutions and certified translation services.

WHAT IS THE RECOGNISED STANDARD FOR A CERTIFIED TRANSLATION?

Surprisingly there is no globally or legally recognised standard for certified document translations.

As such, when you are putting your trust in a translation company you should double-check that the certification they are providing is accurate.

Many translation companies offer a certified translation service, but we would always recommend using a certified translation service that is open about their accreditations and the experience of their translators.

WHAT ACCREDITATIONS DO ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS HAVE?

Our language teams consist of translation experts with a minimum of 5 years experience, able to translate any type of document, in more than 200 language combinations.

Our ISO 17100:2015 accreditation guarantees that all our management procedures are up to the highest standards in the translation industry.

WHERE ARE ABSOLUTE TRANSLATIONS BASED?

We are a leading multilingual professional translation company, working with teams of professional translators both in-house and around the world.

We have staff based in our head office in London, multiple offices throughout the UK, bases in France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, as well as several team members around the world working from their home office.

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As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the environment for future generations, Absolute Translations is proud to have achieved carbon negative status!

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