Certified Translation

Possible documents

Which documents require a certified translation?

If you need to manage personal or business matters abroad, then you probably need a certified translation and perhaps an accompanying apostil. Most countries do not accept certificates or documents that are not translated into the appropriate language or which are not considered legally binding because they are not certified.


Translations are a matter of trust

This is why we’ve specialised in recognised certified translations for over 10 years. A professional translation with an official notarisation can help to avoid problems with recognition at public authority offices in Switzerland and abroad.

We can provide you with official certified translations with apostil in 40 languages.

For private matters, the following documents are often notarially certified translations:

  • Certified – birth certificate, birth record, marriage registry
  • Certified – marriage certificate, divorce order, divorce agreement
  • Certified – lease agreements, residence certificates
  • Certified – papers for immigration and/or emigration and citizenship
  • Certified – criminal records
  • Certified – ID cards, passports and visa certifications


For professional and business purposes, foreign countries or companies may require certified translations for the following documents:

  • Certified – school certificates, university transcripts, work references, degrees, curriculum vitae
  • Certified – employment contracts, commercial contracts, sales contracts, credit agreements
  • Certified – patents, patent applications
  • Certified – terms of business
  • Certified – trade register excerpt
  • Certified – certificates, certifications
  • Certified – tax statements
  • Certified – bank details


Would you like to receive a no-obligation quote? Then just email us a copy of your document as a PDF or scan to contact@semiotictransfer.ch. We will immediately prepare a non-binding quote for you.

If you have any questions or are uncertain, just give us a call. We’re happy to help you and advise you personally over our toll-free number 0800 43 43 43.
We’ll clarify your request together and are sure to find a suitable solution.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Note: The service we offer for certified translations is based on our long-standing experience and the Swiss standard. Generally, this approach is sufficient. For more extensive or specific requirements, please ask the recipient of your documents. We’ll gladly take on the clarifications within the framework of our extended Document Service. We are happy to answer any questions.

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SwissMadeTranslation® – Quality you can trust

SemioticTransfer AG is the ISO-certified Swiss translation agency for recognised certified translations in 40 languages.

SemioticTransfer is certified according to quality standards ISO 17100 and ISO 9001.
Over 20 years of experience and Swiss quality.

95% of clients recommend SemioticTransfer further!
As per the results of the 2015 TUV certified customer survey.


Excellent customer satisfaction in 2017. A total of 5.4 out of 6 points on the satisfaction index.
Research results of the Swiss certification centre Gradimento.