Why do I need a certified translation?

When you have to submit certain documents and papers as part of official correspondence, you will often be asked for a certified translation. But why exactly do you need such a document? Find out below.

What is a certified translation?

A certified translation is a legally valid translation of the original document with identical content. It is produced exclusively by our qualified experts, who translate into their mother tongue and are extensively familiar with the requirements of the target country, and then notarized.

Which documents require a certified translation?

The reason an authority will request a certified translation is to evaluate important documents, such as a birth certificate. If there are mistakes in the content or other mistakes attributable to an inadequate translation, this can have serious consequences. For example, permission to immigrate may be refused on the basis of an avoidable error in form.

How much does a certified translation cost?

The price of a this document depends on the word count of your documents as well as your desired language combination. For a precise calculation of the price, we therefore need to see your documents.

The minimum charge for a one-page notarized translation is CHF 180 (excl. 7.7% VAT).

How much does a certified translation with an apostille cost?

The price of this also depends on several factors. The minimum charge for a one-page notarized translation with an attached apostille is CHF 275 (excl. 7.7% VAT).

How can SemioticTransfer help?

We are the perfect partner for you. SemioticTransfer is an experienced and long-established translation agency that offers a swift and professional translation service.

We can provide accurate, error-free translations of your documents, with a short turnaround! We will also follow the layout of your original document and take into account the requirements of your destination country.

If you want to know more about these translations or if you have any questions about them, you can go to our FAQ page or use our price calculator to get a cost estimate for your translation – in only a few clicks! We look forward to hearing from you.

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