Obtaining a Certified German Translation
HOW TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED GERMAN TRANSLATION
OBTAINING A CERTIFIED GERMAN TRANSLATION IS EASY
Along with the question of, “how can I obtain a certified German translation?” and “what does certified German translation mean?”, one of the other common questions my translation clients ask me when they are filing an application with USCIS or need German academic transcripts translated into English for an American university is, “how much does a certified German translation cost?” The process is pretty straight forward. To get a certified German to English translation, you should first find a professional (human) translator who specializes in German and English. Many of the larger translation agencies use machine translation nowadays and the results can be mediocre.
1. Find a professional translator who specializes in German and English.
2. Once the translator completes your German/English translation, the translator will need to attach a certification statement. The certification statement usually includes the translator’s qualifications, a statement affirming the completeness and accuracy of the document, identification of the translated document and the language pair, and the translator’s name, signature, and date.
3. Ask the translator to have the certification notarized. Although this is not required, it is highly recommended. Some end users of certified German/English translations request that the translation be notarized.
4. Request a hard copy from the translation provider. Although USCIS generally accepts copies of certified translations, many educational institutions and courts prefer an original.
For more information regarding USCIS certified translation requirements and how to obtain a certified German translation, visit the U.S. State Department’s website: https://www.state.gov/global-community-liaison-office/naturalization-of-foreign-born-spouses/expeditious-naturalization-application-materials-and-information/
Certified and notarized translations of official documents (German and English) $45 per page, including hard copy by mail.
HOW MUCH DOES A CERTIFIED GERMAN / ENGLISH TRANSLATION COST?
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU EXPECT TO PAY FOR A CERTIFIED AND NOTARIZED GERMAN TRANSLATION FOR IMMIGRATION, USCIS, EMBASSIES, APOSTILLES, GREEN CARD APPLICATIONS, APOSTILLES, COLLEGE ADMISSION, ETC. ?
Certified translation rates vary greatly. There are many cheap certified translation agencies online advertising bargain rates of $19.95 per page. However, one should proceed with caution as the old adage “you get what you pay for” definitely applies to the translation industry.
Many cheap translation providers use computer-aided translation and their advertised prices do not include certification. Need notarization? That will be extra. Want hard copies of your translation? Oh, that will be extra. Need a fast turnaround? Oh, that will be extra. Before you know it, you pay much more than anticipated.
To avoid such surprises, find a reputable German translator or translation provider.
My certified German / English translations are accepted by USCIS, U.S. courts, Secretaries and Department of State, professional organizations, mortgage companies, banks, U.S. colleges, professional credential evaluation services, employers and other government, academic, and private institutions.
I have provided hundreds of certified/notarized translations of English documents into German and they are always accepted by German consulates and authorities.
My translation rates:
- Certified and notarized translations:
- $45.00 per page
- Notarization included
- 24-hour turnaround time – No additional fee (1-3 pages)
- Hard copy included – No hidden fees!
ORDER A GERMAN / ENGLISH TRANSLATION NOW:
How it works:
Scan or take a picture of your documents. Send your files to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me for a file upload link.
I will send you a translation quote
Payment and mailing of hard copies
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Why Work With Germangeek.com?
My certified German and English document translations are accepted by USCIS, U.S. courts, Secretaries of State, the United States Department of State, professional organizations, mortgage companies, banks, U.S. colleges, professional credential evaluation services, employers and other government, academic, and private institutions.
I offer competitive certified German translation rates, hold a diploma in professional translation from the University of Toronto, am certified by the U.S. government as a German language speaking proficiency tester, and have over 15 years of professional translation experience. Unlike most big translation agencies, I offer my clients personalized services without hidden fees.
I translate the following document types (German / English):
Diplomas – Transcripts – Reports – Report Cards – Certificates – Apostilles – School Records – Press Releases – Curricula – Syllabi – Course Outlines – Certified Translation of FBI Criminal Record Check and Certificate of Good Conduct (Übersetzung von Führungszeugnissen für die USA) – Conference Documents – Essays – Technical Reports – Certified Translation of German Divorce Decrees – Certified Translation of German Marriage Certificates – Certified German Translation Birth Certificates – Death Certificates – Diplomas – Statements of Qualification – Letters of Recommendation – Court Summons – Corporation Filing and Documents (“Handelsregisterauszug”, etc.) . . .