Document translation services

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Document translation services
Documents for translation which may require official certification include but are not limited to:
-Marriage certificate
-Legal documents
-Medical documents

Certification and Notarisation
In the most countries, a translation can be certified or notarised in three ways. These are: basic certification, sworn certification and legalisation. The type required depends on the nature of the document and its use. Here is a breakdown to clarify the differences:

Basic Certified Translation
Our translation service includes a certified letter signed on headed paper. This declares that the document has been translated from the original document, or from a copy of the original, and that the translated text is correct and complete. Our certified translations are accepted by all embassies including the Home Office, the Passport Office, schools, organisations and the courts.

Sworn Translations
This type is used for official documents that have been requested by public authorities or government bodies. The translation needs to be certified or notarised by Affidavit. It is a declaration which is made in writing and on oath (sworn) in front of a solicitor/attorney or a public notary that the translation is, to the best of the translator’s knowledge, complete and accurate. The translation is marked with a certified stamp.

This is required for documents which will be presented to overseas authorities. Legalisation is the same as the previous formats except the signature of the public notary or solicitor on the sworn certification is checked (Apostilled) by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to be accepted by a foreign country (as part of the Hague Convention). The FCO usually takes up to 4 weeks to process postal Apostilles. We can also offer an emergency legalisation service with a turnaround of less than a week.

Lagos Office

  • 1st Floor, GAFUNK House, 7, Afisman Drive , Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos
  • 0803-753-1249, 0705-985-6968

Abuja Office

  • Suite 203, 2nd Floor Obum Place, Plot 1140 No 16 Ademola Adetokunbo crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 08147402857

Port Harcourt

  • Chukwu-Agholu Avenue, Rumuagholu Road, off Rumuokoro Roundabout, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • 0705-985-6968

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