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Experience and Expertise
ABC Translations has been providing top-quality, certified translation services to both individuals and businesses for over 25 years. We’ve earned the respect of governmental bodies, courts, and academic organizations across the world. We’re recognized for accuracy, professionalism, and security.
We have translation teams dedicated to providing quality certified translation services. Our translators are the best in the business. They have the experience and expertise to navigate, translate, and certify even the most complex documents, across a range of industries and subject matters.
When you order a certified translation from ABC Translations, you can be confident that the translated document will be approved and valid in the country where it is to be used, whether that’s the U.S. or elsewhere. We ensure that the translation you receive is fully equivalent to the original, and it carries the same legal weight and authenticity as the original document.
Certified Translation Repair
Did you order a certified translation from a company off the Internet only to have it rejected? We can help you! Our Certified Translation Repair Services will fix errors and omissions in your previously translated documents so you can resubmit them with peace of mind.
Certified Translation Documents
At ABC Translations, we translate and certify a wide range of documents for various industries and purposes. Whether you need a certified translation for immigration, education, business, legal, medical, or personal reasons, we have the expertise and experience to deliver high-quality translations that meet your specific needs. We translate and certify documents such as:
- Personal Documents: Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, Divorce Orders, Driver Licenses / Passports, Police Clearances, Adoption Documents
- Educational Documents: Diplomas & Transcripts, Academic Records
- Legal Documents: Other Legal/Civil Documents, Court Decisions, Wills and Testaments
- Business Documents: Business Contracts, Business Financial Documents, Patents and Trademarks
- Medical Documents: Medical Documents, Vaccination Records
- Immigration Documents: I-130 Petition Letters – USCIS, Immigration Documents
- Communication Documents: Text Messages & Emails
- Marketing Documents: Brochures and Catalogues
- Employment Documents: Employee Handbooks / Policies, Employment Certificates, Resumes / CVs, Work Permits, Reference Letters Pay Slips
- Financial Documents: Annual Reports, Balance Sheets, Financial Contracts, Financial Statements, Investor Reports, Bank Statements, Tax Reports
And many more. No matter what type of document you need to translate and certify, you can trust ABC Translations to provide you with a quality certified translation that meets the highest standards of accuracy, completeness, consistency, appropriateness, and fluency. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you with your certified translation needs.
Our Certified Translation Services
Certified translations are translations that come with a certificate of accuracy and completeness. You may need a certified translation for official purposes, such as immigration, education, legal, or government applications.
When you order a certified translation from us, you can expect the following:
- A word-for-word translation of your document. We do not change or omit any text from your original document. We translate everything that is visible on the page. This way, you can be sure that your receiver will get the exact information from your document.
- A qualified translator fluent in both languages. We only work with professional human translators who have the skills and experience to handle your project. Our translators are native speakers of the target language and experts in the source language. They also have knowledge of the specific terminology and cultural nuances of your document type.
- A certificate of accuracy and completeness on our company letterhead. Our certificate attests that our translator has done a faithful and professional translation of your document. It also states that our translator has no personal or professional relationship with you or anyone else involved in the document. Our certificate includes our contact information, order number, page number, and ATA member number for verification purposes.
- Free revisions until you are satisfied with the quality of your translation. We want to make sure that you are happy with our work and that it meets your expectations. If you find any errors or issues with our translation, we will fix them for free until you approve it.
- Optional notarization service for an extra fee. Some receivers may require a notarized certificate to validate the identity of our authorized signer. If you need this service, we can arrange it for you for a small fee. We will have our certificate signed and stamped by a California Notary Public who will verify our signer’s identity and credentials.
- We are one of the leading providers of certified translations in the US. We have served thousands of customers from various fields and industries who trust us with their important documents.
Ordering a certified translation from us is easy and convenient. You can upload or email us your document, choose your language pair and service level, review our quote and make a secure payment online, receive an email confirmation with a link to download your translation within the specified deadline, and request any revisions if needed.
If you have any questions or special requests regarding your certified translation project, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to assist you with any aspect of your project.
What Our Clients Say
ABC Translations provided superb client service. They swiftly, courteously, and effectively responded to my request. Moreover, they diligently addressed all my questions and concerns throughout the process. I was amazed by ABC Translations’ speed. They completed my diploma translation well ahead of the deadline. Their passion and experience guaranteed excellence despite the tight schedule.
– Ahmed Hassan, Nashville, Tennessee
I’m so happy with the service I got from ABC Translations. I needed a certified translation of my birth certificate from Spanish to English for immigration purposes. They delivered a top-notch translation in just 18 hours, with all the necessary stamps and signatures. The customer support was also super helpful and attentive to my inquiries.
– Maria Garcia, Denver, Colorado
ABC Translations did a fantastic job translating my academic transcripts from French to English.
– Eddie Bonfils, Seattle, Washington
ABC Translations saved my life! I had to translate some medical records from German to English for an insurance claim. They handled the complex terminology and abbreviations with skill and accuracy. They also delivered the translation within 10 hours, which was way quicker than any other service I contacted. Thank you so much for your professionalism and efficiency!
– Maximilian Bauer, Houston, Texas
I was blown away by the quality and speed of ABC Translations’ service. I needed a certified translation of my marriage certificate from Arabic to English for a visa application. They translated it flawlessly and sent me a digital copy in just two hours, followed by a hard copy by mail.
– Aisha Ali, San Francisco, California
ABC Translations is the ultimate translation service I have ever used. They translated my resume and cover letter from Portuguese to English in less than 12 hours, with impeccable grammar and style. They also made sure that all the relevant keywords and phrases were adapted to suit the American market. Thanks to their translation, I landed an interview with my dream company!
– Rafael da Silva, Boston, Massachusetts
I highly appreciate ABC Translations’ service for translating my legal documents from Chinese to English. They were very professional, reliable, and affordable. They followed all the instructions and specifications that I provided, and delivered a flawless translation with a notarized certification letter.
– Jing Chen, Chicago, Illinois
ABC Translations is a reliable and trustworthy service for translating immigration documents from Hindi to English. They also provide a secure and confidential service that protects your personal information.
– Amit Patel, Seattle, Washington
ABC Translations is a convenient and affordable service for translating personal documents from Dutch to English. They have friendly customer support agents who are available 24/7 to answer your questions and assist you with your order.
– Anneke van der Meer, Boston, Massachusetts
ABC Translations is a speedy and effective service for translating financial documents from Turkish to English. They have qualified translators who are knowledgeable about all the accounting terms and concepts that are involved in such projects. They also provide a detailed quality assurance process that ensures accuracy and consistency.
– Ahmet Yilmaz, San Francisco, California
ABC Translations is a professional and courteous service for translating academic papers from English to Korean. They provide a thorough editing and proofreading service that eliminates any errors or plagiarism issues. The translation was accepted by a prestigious journal without any complaints.
– Minji Kim, Denver, Colorado
ABC Translations is an exceptional service for translating official documents from Farsi to English. They have certified translators who are authorized by various government agencies, courts, institutions, and organizations. They also provide notarized translations that meet all legal standards.
– Ali Karimi, Los Angeles, CA
I chose ABC Translations for translating educational materials from English to Mandarin. They have proficient translators who can simplify complex concepts, and make them easy to understand for students of different levels. They also use appropriate terminology, vocabulary, and grammar that match the educational standards.
– Wang Li, New York, NY
I value ABC Translations for translating environmental reports from Spanish to English. They have competent translators who are aware of all the environmental issues and challenges. They also use persuasive language that conveys the urgency and importance of taking action. The translation was informative, compelling, and impactful.
– Luisa Gonzalez, Miami, FL
I respect ABC Translations for translating human rights documents from Arabic to English. They have ethical translators who are committed to promoting human rights values and principles. They also use powerful language that advocates for justice, equality, and dignity for all people. The translation was informative, passionate, and influential.
– Mark Flachner, Chicago, IL
Certified Translation Quality Assurance
Our independent Language Quality Assurance Services are requested by major companies worldwide, for example, by Boeing, 3M, Siemens, and Honeywell . We take language quality seriously, and we’re known for it. Our commitment to providing high-quality certified translation services is just as strong. ABC Translations guarantees that every certified translation project is done by qualified, native speakers who have deep expertise in the subject matter, have passed our rigorous examinations, and abide by our privacy policies. Further, our Quality Assurance division inspects and certifies every certified translation for accuracy, completeness, consistency, appropriateness, and fluency. These help define “quality”.
When you receive a certified translation for ABC Translations it is:
- Accurate: Your translation is faithful to the original document and convey its meaning and intent without distortion or omission.
- Complete: Your translation includes all the content and elements of the original document, such as titles, headings, footnotes, signatures, stamps, etc.
- Consistent: Your translation uses consistent terminology, spelling, punctuation, and formatting throughout the document.
- Appropriate: Your translation is suitable for the purpose and audience of the document, such as legal, medical, academic, etc., and use appropriate terminology, style, tone, and register.
- Fluent: Your translation reads smoothly and naturally in the target language, without grammatical errors or awkward expressions.
ABC Translations is a trusted and reliable provider of high-quality certified translation services that meet the highest standards of accuracy, completeness, consistency, appropriateness, and fluency. Our clients include major companies worldwide who value our expertise, professionalism, and quality assurance. Contact us today to get a free quote.
Our Certified Translators
Our certified translators follow professional translation standards and ethics, adhere to quality verification procedures and best practices, and undergo rigorous testing and certification by reputable organizations. Below we summarize the foci of the organizations that certify our translators, along with information on the organizations themselves.
The organizations that certify our translators focus on the following:
- Quality assurance is the process by which we ensure that your translation is accurate, complete, consistent, appropriate, and fluent as detailed above.
- Ethics refers to the principles of conduct that govern the behavior of translators. This includes ensuring that the translator acts in a professional and ethical manner, and that they maintain the confidentiality of their clients. For example, a certified translator may respect the authorship and intellectual property rights of the original document, or may inform their client if they encounter any errors or ambiguities in the source text.
- Legal protection refers to the legal rights and protections that are available to certified translators. This includes making sure that the translator is protected from legal liability, and that they are able to enforce their legal rights. For example, a certified translator may have a contract with their client that specifies their terms and conditions, such as payment terms, deadlines, revisions, etc., or may seek legal advice if they encounter any disputes or claims.
- Professionalism refers to the behavior and qualities expected of certified translators. This includes ensuring that the translator is knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced in their field, and that they act in a professional and ethical manner. For example, a certified translator may have passed a rigorous exam administered by a reputable organization such as ATA (American Translators Association), which tests their language proficiency and translation skills.
- Cultural sensitivity refers to the ability of the certified translator to understand and respect the cultural differences of their clients. This includes making sure that the translation is appropriate for the intended audience, and that it is culturally sensitive and appropriate. For example, a certified translator may avoid using colors or symbols that have negative connotations in certain cultures, such as red for danger or death in China, or may adapt idioms or proverbs that are not easily understood by the target audience.
- Specialization refers to the ability of the certified translator to specialize in a particular field or subject area. This includes making sure that the translator has the necessary knowledge and expertise to translate in a particular field or subject area. For example, a certified translator may have specialized training or education in fields such as law, medicine, or engineering, or may have relevant experience or credentials in those fields.
- Confidentiality refers to the obligation of the certified translator to maintain the confidentiality of their clients. This includes making sure that the translator or interpreter does not disclose any information about their clients’ documents, identities, or purposes, unless authorized by law or by their clients. For example, a certified translator may use encryption software, password protection, or secure storage devices when handling sensitive documents, or may destroy any copies after delivery.
The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) is a non-profit, professional association of interpreters and translators who work in legal settings. NAJIT was founded in 1978 and has more than 1,200 members in the U.S. and other countries. NAJIT promotes the highest professional standards in interpreting and translating by providing continuing education, advocacy, networking, and ethical guidelines for its members.
The advantage of using a translator certified by NAJIT, specifically on projects that include translating legal documents, is as follows:
- Our translator has demonstrated their proficiency and competence in legal translation by passing a rigorous certification exam or obtaining a credential from a state or federal jurisdiction that has been verified by NAJIT.
- Our translator adheres to the NAJIT Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, which ensures that they will provide accurate, faithful, impartial, confidential, and quality translations that respect the original document.
- Our translator has access to specialized information, training, and resources on legal translation through NAJIT’s publications, webinars, conferences, committees, and forums.
- Our translator is part of a professional community that supports their career development and recognition as a legal translator.
The American Translators Association (ATA) is a professional association of translators and interpreters that was founded in 1959. It is the largest association of its kind in the U.S. and has nearly 8,500 members in more than 100 countries1. The ATA is important because it establishes standards of competence and ethics for translators and interpreters and provides certification for translators in various language pairs, which offers objective evidence that a translator possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a quality translation.
The ATA makes statement on the importance of certified translations. According to the ATA:
“A certified translation provides credibility to both you as a translator or interpreter as well as your client. It assures your client that you have done your job competently. It also helps protect you from any liability issues that may arise from errors or omissions” (A Guide to the ATA’s Translator Certification Program — UTIA).
The advantages of using our ATA-certified translators for a certified translation project are that:
- Our ATA-certified translator has demonstrated their proficiency and competence in translation by passing a rigorous certification exam in a specific language pair offered by ATA.
- Our translator follows the ATA Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, which requires the translator to render the message accurately without omission or distortion, remain impartial and avoid conflicts of interest, safeguard the confidentiality and security of information entrusted to them, continually improve their skills and knowledge, and act collegially and respectfully toward their fellow translators..
The French Translators Association (SFT) –
The Spanish Association of Translators, Proofreaders and Interpreters (ASETRAD) –
- Our certified Spanish translator has demonstrated their proficiency and competence in translation by passing a rigorous certification exam or obtaining a credential from a recognized institution that has been verified by ASETRAD.
- Our certified Spanish translator adheres to the ASETRAD Code of Professional Conduct and Good Practice, which ensures that they will provide accurate, faithful, impartial, confidential, and quality translations that respect the original document.
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (Great Britain) is a professional association of translators and interpreters in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1986 and is one of the most important associations in the UK. ITI provides its members with several advantages, such as access to specialized information, training, and networking opportunities.
Our translators certified by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) can provide you with several advantages. For example, you can be confident that our certified translator has passed a rigorous certification process and has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in their language pair. Additionally, ITI requires its members to adhere to a strict code of ethics, which ensures that we will provide you with a high-quality certified translation that is accurate and faithful to the original document. Finally, by using a translator certified by ITI, we can help you avoid potential legal issues that may arise from using a translation that is not certified by a recognized organization.
The Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (
The Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC), or
- Our certified French translator has demonstrated their proficiency and competence in French translation by passing a rigorous certification exam or obtaining a credential from a recognized institution that has been verified by CTTIC.
- Our translator adheres to the CTTIC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, which ensures that they will provide accurate, faithful, impartial, confidential, and quality translations that respect the original document.
The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (Australia) is the professional association for interpreters and translators in Australia. AUSIT is committed to promoting the highest standards in the profession of interpreting and translating. AUSIT members are bound by a strict code of ethics and professional conduct, which includes confidentiality, impartiality, and accuracy. AUSIT also provides a forum for discussion and debate on issues related to interpreting and translating.
The Japan Association of Translators (JAT), or
The Translators Association of China (TAC), or
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a certified translation and when do I need it?
A certified translation is a translation that is accompanied by a signed statement from the translator or translation agency attesting to the accuracy and completeness of the translation. You may need a certified translation for official purposes such as immigration, education, legal, medical or business documents.
For example, you may need a certified translation of documents in Spanish for official purposes for:
- Immigration: You may need a certified translation of your Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI) and your Número de Identificación de Extranjero (NIE) if you want to immigrate to another country.
- Education: You may need a certified translation of your Bachillerato (high school diploma) and your Selectividad (university entrance exam) if you want to study abroad.
- Legal: You may need a certified translation of your Matrimonio Civil (civil marriage certificate) and your Sentencia de Divorcio (divorce decree) if you want to get married or divorced in another country.
- Medical: You may need a certified translation of your Historia Clínica (medical history) and your Informe Médico (medical report) if you want to receive medical treatment or insurance in another country.
- Business: You may need a certified translation of your Contrato de Trabajo (employment contract) and your Factura (invoice) if you want to work or do business in another country.
How will my certified translation be delivered to me?
A certified translation from us includes:
- A non-editable PDF file of your translated document.
- A signed and stamped Certificate of Translation Accuracy in English. This certificate confirms that we have translated your document faithfully and professionally, and that our translator is qualified for the job.
- Our company letterhead with our number, phone number and extension for phone verification of your translation, address, and the certified translation project number.
- A similar but not identical format to your original document.
- A word-for-word translation of your original document. We do not interpret or change the meaning of any phrase, as this is required by certified translation standards.
- We do not include a copy of your original document in the same PDF file unless you specifically request it.
If you order a physical copy of your translation, we will ship it to you in an unfolded cardboard envelope with wet ink signatures on 24 lb. paper printed by a color laser printer. We do not print and ship a copy of your original document.
Why choose ABC Translations?
We have been providing certified translations for over 25 years to thousands of satisfied customers around the world. We have experience in translating documents from various fields and languages, such as Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, and more.
We guarantee that our certified translations will be accepted by any official institution or organization in the United States or abroad. If you encounter any problem with our certified translations, we will fix it for free or refund your money.
We offer competitive prices and fast turnaround times for our certified translations. You can get a free quote online or by phone within minutes. You can also track the status of your order online at any time.
We value your privacy and security. We use encryption technology to protect your personal information and documents online. We do not share or sell your data to any third party.
Do you offer expedited turnaround?
If you need your certified translation urgently, you can opt for our expedited service for an extra fee. This service will cut your waiting time by half. For example, if your regular turnaround time is 48 hours, you can get your certified translation in 24 hours with our expedited service.
When you choose our expedited service, we prioritize your order and work longer hours to deliver it as soon as possible. Your order will be moved to the top of our queue and handled by our most experienced translators.
To order our expedited service, simply select it when you request a quote online or by phone. We will confirm the availability and the exact delivery time of your certified translation.
Do you offer notarization?
Yes. If you want to add an extra layer of authenticity to your certified translation, you can request our notarization service for a small fee. This service applies to all the Certificates of Translation Accuracy in your order.
A notarized certificate means that a representative of our company and a California Notary Public have signed and stamped it. The stamp shows the Notary’s commission number and expiration date. This proves that the certificate is official and valid in any state in the US.
We notarize our certificates twice a day from Monday to Friday. As soon as you approve your translation, we will include it in the next notarization batch. You will receive an email notification when your notarized certificate is ready.
Do you supply Apostilles?
An Apostille is a special certificate that verifies the authenticity of your notarized translation for international use. We can coordinate this service for you with the California Secretary of State.
Can you mail me a physical copy ?
Some of our clients prefer to receive a physical copy of their translation in addition to the digital copy. If you are one of them, here is what you need to know:
- We will send you an unfolded copy of your translation with original signatures in a cardboard envelope. The translation will be printed on high-quality 24 lb. paper with a color laser printer.
- We will not send you a copy of your original document, as you already have it. You will need to attach our translation to your original document when you use it.
- We will ask for your approval before we ship your translation. You will receive an email from us when your translation is ready for review. Please reply within a week, otherwise, we will ship your translation without your approval.
- If you need any revisions after we ship your translation, we can only make them on the digital copy. If you want another physical copy with the revisions, you will have to pay an extra fee.
- If you approve your order by 12 pm EST, we will ship it on the same day. If not, we will ship it on the next business day.