Certified Translation Services

Get your documents translated and certified by a professional translator in 60+ languages for just $24.95 per page with 24 hour delivery.

Certified Translation
24.95
per page
  • Signed and stamped certification
  • Translated by a professional
  • Delivery starts at 24 hours
  • Up to 250 words per page
  • Revisions included
  • Digital delivery included
  • USCIS acceptance guaranteed
  • Notarization, shipping, and expedited turnaround available

Certified Translation

Certified translations are for official uses where your receiver requires certification to verify that the translation is complete and accurate. This type of translation is commonly required for submission to U.S. Immigration (USCIS), universities, courts and many local, state, and federal governments.

The translation must be a literal (word-for-word) translation of all visible text to satisfy the complete requirement. Translators cannot add/remove text or interpret the meaning behind the text. For vital documents such as birth certificates that requirement doesn't typically prove to be noticeable, but for other types of documents that contain full sentences with more nuance it can undoubtedly be. This requirement is vital for your receiver so that they can have confidence that the translation exactly represents the original source material.

The translation certification must attest to the fact that the translation was performed by a qualified translator fluent in the language pair to satisfy the accurate requirement. We only use professional human translators and 100% of our workforce meets this requirement. An authorized signer attests to this fact on the certification. We also include free revisions to ensure the final translation is 100% accurate.

We take additional steps when preparing your translation packet to ensure acceptance by the widest range of receivers. We provide all certified translations on company letterhead with order and page numbers across all pages along with our contact info and ATA corporate member number. Our certification also specifies that the translator has no relation, personal or otherwise, to the owner of the document and when needed we can have the certification notarized to authenticate the identity of the authorized signer and provide you with the original copies including wet ink signatures.

RushTranslate is among the largest providers of certified translations in the United States. Our services are utilized by tens of thousands businesses and individuals every year because we consistently deliver high quality translations quickly and affordably.

Sample Certified Translations

The digital copy of your translation will be delivered as a PDF and have a similar format to your source document, but we don’t try to replicate the design.

Translation Services for Any Use Case

Learn about common use cases that require a certified translation. Certified translations are typically required for official uses such as submission to USCIS, universities, courts and governments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A word-for-word human translation of documents delivered on RushTranslate letterhead including a signed and stamped Certificate of Translation Accuracy for official use as required by U.S. Immigration (USCIS), universities, courts, and many local, state, and federal governments. Learn more about certified translations.

Typically you cannot certify your own translation, but it depends on the specific requirements of your receiver. You should always verify your receiver's requirements before ordering a translation to ensure you make the correct selections.

The translation certification attests to the thoroughness and accuracy of the translation and the qualifications of the translator. It is signed either by the translator or an authorized signer from the translation agency representing the translator.

Notarization authenticates the identity of the signer of the certification. This adds an additional layer of validation to the translation and the receiver can be confident that the certification is authentic.

Learn more about notarized translations.

Certified translations are delivered as a non-editable PDF file and include a signed and stamped English language Certificate of Translation Accuracy, which attests to the thoroughness and accuracy of the translation and the qualifications of the translator. In addition, our certified translations:

  • Are on company letterhead containing our ATA member number, phone number, and address.
  • Include the order number and page number on each page.
  • Are formatted similar to, but not exactly like, the source document.
  • Are word-for-word translations of the source, which means some phrases might not be ideal, but we cannot interpret the meaning of a phrase, only provide an exact translation per certified translation standards.
  • Do not include a copy of your source files in the same PDF unless specifically requested.

If you order a physical copy we will ship you an unfolded copy of the translation with wet ink signatures in a cardboard USPS envelope printed on 24 lb. paper via a color laser printer. We do not print and ship a copy of your source documents as you will pair our translation with the originals already in your possession.

Pages for certified translations are calculated based on the total word count of the document. A page is defined as 250 words or less, including numbers. Learn more about counting pages.

Standard turnaround starts at 24 hours for up to three pages (750 words), while expedited turnaround reduces the turnaround to 12 hours. Turnaround times are based on the total page count of your order and are calculated during the checkout process. Learn more about turnaround times.

Yes, during checkout we request the preferred spelling of proper nouns.