We Certify and Translate Embassy 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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Embassy Approved Translation Services

Our embassy translation services make it easy to prepare your translated documents for presentation to foreign authorities. Our mother-tongue translators ensure that your documents are accurately translated, using the proper forms of address or writing style for the authority in question. Then, our in-house team prepares your translated documents for legalisation, ensuring suitability for official use in more than 200 languages. We provide certified embassy translation services for individuals, independent businesses, and both public and private-sector organisations. We translate and certify all forms of documents required by consulates and embassies, including birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, driving licences and articles of incorporation.

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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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Marriage certificates

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Premarital agreements

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Prenuptial agreements

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Certificates of good standing

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Criminal records

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Death certificates

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Academic certificates

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Driver licenses

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Embassy documents

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Consulate documents

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Company documents

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Birth certificates

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Court documents

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Do I Need Embassy Certified Translation Services?

You need consulate or embassy certified translation services if you have been asked to provide official documents in support of an application, business transaction, personal matter, or other action in a country in which you are not a resident. For official purposes, your documents must be translated and then certified to attest to their authenticity. Our certification is a guarantee that the contents of the document are accurate and faithfully translated, and that the person or people to whom the document refers are who they claim to be. You may also hear consulate and embassy certified translation services referred to as ‘legalisation’, ‘notarisation’, or ‘apostille’. Apostilles in particular may be requested for documents that need to be presented at a consulate or embassy. The ‘apostille’ is a certificate affixed to your translation, which turns it into a naturalised document of the country in question. Our consulate and embassy certified translation services include an Apostille.

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Quick and Reliable Embassy Certified Translations

We offer our embassy and consulate certified translation services in standard and fast-track form. Our notarial department keeps extended office hours to accommodate urgent requests, and we deliver certified embassy and consulate translations safely to destinations around the world, always using the quickest and most secure forms of postage and courier delivery to ensure your translated documents are delivered quickly.

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Had a few embassy requested documents translated. All was done perfectly and efficiently. Highly recommended.

Karim

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They responded positively to my requests for special presentation of my paperwork as required by a foreign embassy.

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Receive your translations FAST, in 3 easy steps.

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Select your languages then tell us about your document to see prices and options.
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Order online or reply to our email to ask questions or confirm requirements.
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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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Fun Fact

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 customer service

Excellent customer service. Prompt responses to all inquiries. Excellent turnaround and quality transcriptions!!

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Great communication and response time. All requests dealt with promptly. Highly recommended !

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1 week ago

Everything went smoothly

Everything went smoothly. Hiring them for the right translation service was easy, their communication was good, they were quick and efficient. I am very happy with their service.

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1 week ago

100% recommend

100% recommend. I needed to have a form translated asap. The time was quick, communication was easy. Brilliant company!

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2 weeks ago

They are a wonderful and helpful people.

They need more than five star, because all the time when a request to them some good stuff (translation and notarised of my documents) they do their best to send me on time. The price are very accessible for all people. I really recommend you to them and ended the day you’ll be happy and comfortable. More than five stars for them.

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2 weeks ago

The service was professional and…

The service was professional and prompt. Submitting documents was made easy. Having both the electronic and hard copy translated documents is a bonus. I have used AT in the past and will not hesitate to do so again.

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2 weeks ago

Great!

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Quick response and no delay.

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Excellent admin and communication skills throughout the process. High quality and efficient translation. Many thanks.

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3 weeks ago

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