You need a certified or notarized translation.
That's what we do every day.
How do I get a certified translation?
Snap a photo.
Scan your document or take a photo with a digital camera. Even your iPhone works! We do not require the original.
Send the electronic copy to us by uploading it online here. We will send you an invoice you can pay securely online by credit card.
We certify or notarize it.
We will send you a PDF file by email including a signed certification accepted by immigration and other institutions.
Notarized and certified translation services in San Francisco
Babble-on will gladly certify our own translations at no extra charge. We also have a notary available in San Francisco to notarize the translation if you require it. The California notary charges a fee of $15/signature.
Help understanding certified and notarized translations
What is a certified translation?
In the United States, a certified translation is one performed by a professional translator, who attests in writing to the completeness and accuracy of the translation. You cannot do the translation yourself, even if you are otherwise qualified. Other countries (or consulates) may have their own rules, so check with them first.
What is a notarized translation?
A notarized translation is one in which the translator swears in front of the notary that the translation is complete and accurate. The notary charges a fee for this service.
Will my certified translation be valid in other countries?
We get this question almost on a daily basis. A certified translation has different meanings depending on the country. Many European nations have a government body that certifies translators in particular languages. In the United States, however, there is no such government body. What is generally called for is a notarized translation performed by a professional translator. You cannot do the translation yourself, even if you are otherwise qualified. The translator will attest to the completeness and accuracy of the translation in front of a notary, and include a signature with the translation.
Samples Click on the images to zoom and see the translation.
These samples come from various languages.
How it works
Do you need to see an original in person?
No. We work with any legible scan of your document.
How will you send my certified translation?
We can send you an electronic copy (PDF) as soon as the translation is ready. For notarized documents, we can mail the translation anywhere in the world (we charge only for destinations outside the U.S. or for overnight delivery).
Which languages do you translate?
Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
What needs to be notarized?
- Birth Certificates
- Visa Application
- Marriage Certificates
- University Transcripts
- Death Certificates
- Contracts and legal documents
why our clients trust Babble-on
Babble-on is not an oversized, impersonal agency. It works as a partnership of independent translators who take pride in high-quality work. You benefit from a single point of contact who, as an actual translator, really knows what he is talking about. You will not only be happy with the end result, you will have a smile on your face for the rest of the week.
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