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Certified French Translation Services

Efficient, experienced, and quick, our certified translation teams deliver work that is recognised by French authorities, institutions, and employers. We certify hundreds of translations every month and are familiar with the forms and requirements of all official applications and have extensive experience certifying passports, medical histories and letters from doctors and hospitals, driving licences, financial documents, contracts, and letters from government departments. Take the worry out of preparing documents for use in France, and preparing French documents for use in the UK. Talk to our team today and assure an expert, accurate, and quick translation – completed by mother-tongue French speakers and certified to the appropriate level.

ISO

An internationally recognised standard, with certification ensuring organisations meet a high level of quality.

ISO 9001 : 2000

ISO

A specialist accreditation specific to translation companies. Something Absolute Translations is proud to have pioneered in the UK.

ISO 17100 : 2015

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ATC

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

Association of Translation Companies

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Certified French Documents

Having your documents correctly certified can be confusing. Our expert mother-tongue French translators have a minimum of five years’ experience and understand the certification requirements that best suit your needs. Whether you’re translating and certifying documents into French, or from French into one of 200-plus target languages, our expertise will cut through the confusion—saving you time and helping to avoid costly errors.


Flexible, Fast-track Certified Translations

Our French translators are situated both in France and around the world, giving you maximum flexibility as well as the reassurance that comes with mother-tongue expertise. We work in your time zone to ensure your translations are completed and certified to your timetable. Fast-track and same-day services are available for urgent translations, and if you need your certified French translation notarised (a common requirement for legal documents being translated from French for use in other countries) our in-house notary significantly speeds up the process.


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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