Certified Translation

What is a certified translation?

There are numerous situations in which a notarially certified translation of a document must be presented to courts, public authorities, embassies, and agencies. For private citizens, one such situation could be marrying a foreign partner. In the business realm, an example would be a commercial contract with a company from another country.

“Notarially certified” means that the translation of a document is recognised and legally valid. For certified translations, the translator pays careful attention that the translation is in total compliance with the original.

Our native-language, certified translators must verify their skill set and expertise. In some countries, they take an oath before the court.


Protect yourself from damages by unprofessional translations

A professional translation with an official notarisation can help to avoid problems with recognition at public authority offices. We’d like to offer you security. This is why we’ve specialised in recognised certified translations for over 10 years.

We confirm our notarially certified translations with a signature, stamp and the declaration that we completed the translation to the best of our knowledge and belief. As an ISO-certified translation agency, we ensure that a specific document’s content is accurate and fully translated and therefore legally binding.


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.


How to get a certified translation

Simply send us your document by email, which is non-binding, as a PDF or scan to contact@semiotictransfer.ch. Describe your request as best you can. It’s important to include the target language and the country for which you need the translated document.

You’ll then receive a free, no-obligation quote as soon as possible. The standard processing time takes about one week.

Your documents will be handled with absolute confidentiality.
All client information is handled discreetly in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 17100.

When placing the order, we’ll send you a hard copy of the original by registered post, as only our original is legally valid. As a rule, copies are not accepted.

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.

If you have any questions or comments, just give us a call. We’ll clarify your request together and are sure to find a suitable solution.

We’re happy to help you and advise you personally over our toll-free number 0800 43 43 43. We’re already looking forward to working with you!


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