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Translation Requirements - DS230 Document

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We have almost everything completed - Now we are doing our paperwork and our evidence that is not in English (We were married in Brazil) does it need to be a public sworn translator from my wife's country or can I use the university here to translate it?

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Translation Requirements

All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

  • Translation is accurate, and
  • Translator is competent to translate.

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Anyone who is competent in both English and the original document language can translate it. It does NOT need to be an official paid translator. It could even be you or your wife. When they say a "certified" translation, all they mean is a translation accompanied by a statement by the person translating "certifying" that the translator was competent and the translation is accurate. The letter does not even need to be notarized. Search the forum for good examples of the certifying letter to attach.


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speedwell is correct.

Use this format:

Certification by Translator

I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled ______________________________.

Signature_________________________________
Date Typed Name
Address

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