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Certified translations

What is a certified translation?

What is a certified translation?

Official translations for every occasion

Offices, authorities, courts or universities often require certified translations, as the authenticity of the translation is thus guaranteed in a legally binding manner. The most common translations required are certified translations of deeds, certificates or judgments.
At lingoking you can order any certified translation quickly and easily online at a fixed price.

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Then you're at the right place. Whether you need to translate certificates for your job application abroad or just moved abroad and need a translation of your official documents and personal documents. lingoking offers a wide range of translations and guarantees you professional, fast and discreet work.

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Then have a look at our types of translation: ranging from continuous text translations to personal document translations. Or you might want to check out our overview pages!

Your advantages at a glance

Your advantages at a glance
  • Fast
    You can order and receive your translation in just a few steps.
  • Easy
    Original documents? No need for that! All we need is a photo or a scan. And you're ready to go.
  • Secure
    We guarantee secure processing of your documents with SSL encryption throughout all steps.
  • Specific
    With our network of native speakers, we offer you country- and target-group-specific translations.


Only 3 steps to your certified translation



Select your desired certified translation, incl. language combination and delivery service in just a few clicks.



Pay quickly and conveniently via PayPal, instant bank transfer, credit card or on account.



Simply upload a scan or photo of your document, we do not need the original.

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The perfect specialist translator

The perfect specialist translator
  • Share your documents with our experienced project management team.
  • Get connected with the right professional translator from our success management.
  • Benefit from the extensive lingoking infrastructure including offers and support.

FAQ: Our answers to your questions.

Most frequently asked questions about certified translations:

A certified translation is the translation of an official document, provided with the translator's attestation clause. Such a translation can only be carried out by court sworn translators. The translator confirms the accuracy of the translation with his/her signature, stamp and attestation clause. The authenticity of the translation is thus guaranteed in a legally binding manner. When you order your translation from lingoking, we guarantee that the translation will be done by a court sworn translator.

Additional quality assurance is provided by our certification according to the European quality standard DIN EN ISO 17100 for translation services. If you need to get it done quickly, we also offer an express service that allows you to meet even the tightest deadlines. Of course, we will treat your documents confidentially!

lingoking translates all types of documents and certifies the translation. The costs vary depending on the document (length) and the language selected. In the lingoking product configurator you can directly view the exact costs for the certified translation of your document. The best thing is: With us, you can also order the translation straight away. At lingoking, we guarantee the highest quality, fast implementation and your complete satisfaction — all at an unbeatable price.

For a small surcharge, you can also order additional certified copies and an additional digital version. You will receive your certified translation not only by post, but also digitally as a scan. In addition, our express service is also available to you if you need it very fast. Try it out directly!

In Germany, a certified translation may only be carried out by publicly appointed and sworn translators. The translator confirms the accuracy of the translation with his/her signature, stamp and attestation clause. The authenticity of the translation is thus guaranteed in a legally binding manner. This means that proofreading is no longer necessary and the translation is considered officially certified. These translations are thereby officially recognised and have worldwide validity.

Professional translators can opt for this further training and then apply to the court to be officially recognised as a sworn translator. Only about 3 per cent of all translators are sworn translators.

Our translators are subject to stringent controls. Your translation will therefore only be carried out by professionally trained and, where applicable, sworn translators and will thus be recognised by authorities, offices and other institutions.

Certified translations are particularly common in connection with offices, courts and colleges/universities. By certifying the translation, the translator vouches for the authenticity of the translation in a legally binding manner. Many documents can only be officially recognised with certification.

Certified translations of school and university certificates, driving licences and official documents such as birth or marriage certificates are particularly common.

However, certified translations of excerpts from the commercial register or contracts may also be required for international business transactions. It is best to check with the appropriate contact person whether certification is necessary. By the way, our translations are certified by translators who are sworn in by a court in Germany and are standardly accepted abroad. In some rare cases, countries have specific requirements for a certified translation, so we recommend that you check in advance with the relevant office to see what requirements apply in your case. If you have to submit the translation to the consulate, make sure you check whether the translation is to be done explicitly by a translator registered at the consulate. The consulate will be happy to give you information on this.

Also note: In rare cases, even additional authentication is required. In this case, the translator takes the certified translation to the court or office, which then additionally signs the translation, i.e. "authenticates" it.

In principle, certifications are valid for an unlimited period of time. However, the original documents often only have a limited validity, which is transferred to the translation. The original document and the certified translation thus have the same span of validity. In addition, it is often required (for example, for birth certificates for weddings) that the translation is not older than 6 months.

No. The original document is not necessary for an officially certified translation. You can scan or photograph the document to be translated and then upload it — after the payment process. The translator will send you the translated and certified document by registered post.

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