What Makes a Translation Certified?
- An important condition is that the text should be translated by a certified, professional translator.
- In addition to learning the foreign language, translators also learn a number of skills that are essential for a translation to be considered certified.
The Responsibility of Certified Translators and the Criteria of Certified Translations:
- Certified or sworn translators are aware of the fact that the translation of official texts, for example, contracts, corporate documents, certificates, medical records or official letters must accurately reflect the content of the original text. They may not omit or add anything, even if, for example, they find the text of a contract too complicated, since it is not a coincidence that the lawyer wrote it in this form. This requires a high degree of humility from the translator towards both the client and the topics; therefore, translators for such tasks are selected with special care.
- Our translators are aware of the responsibilities arising from the fact that the official texts represent great value for the clients, since - in many cases - business deals worth millions are involved in concluding a contract or signing a bank loan/opening a bank account/corporate documents submitted to the Court of Company Registration. For this reason, they pay special attention to the proper translation of not only the texts, but also of the names, addresses, figures, or identifiers included therein.
- The same applies to translations prepared for individuals since the translation of a school certificate may affect an excellent job or further education opportunity, or an accurate translation of medical records may affect health itself, as well as the good reputation of the medical professional(s) using that translation. Our translators are fully aware of the significance of the above, therefore, there is an increased focus on accuracy in the case of such translations, and they are also revised several times before delivery.
- Compliance with the formal requirements is an important part of official translations. We ensure that the translation matches the appearance of the original text including the structure of the text, listings, highlights, and tables. We use the latest converting program for converting certificates and other materials received in formats that are not writable (editable) documents, and in this way, we are able to keep the original layout of the document. The translation of original signatures and seals (stamps) is also included underneath.
In What Form Do We Issue the Official Translations?
- Our official translations are accompanied with an attestation sheet (also called: translator's clause) which guarantees that the text of the translation corresponds to the original text; and it is stamped and signed as well. In case the translation is for use abroad, the attestation is written in the appropriate foreign language. Now we offer the attestation free of charge.
- Then we print, bind, and scan the translation, the original text, and the attestation, and send them in 1 PDF file to our client. The binding cord will be shown on the side of the sheet.
- Upon request, we also mail the translation - with priority and registered mail - the cost should be around HUF 450-650 depending on the number of pages.
Where Are Our Official Translations Accepted?
- Our translations are always accepted abroad - from Austria through the United States and Malta to Australia - by banks, courts, embassies or other authorities.
- In the case of use in Hungary, the authorities' positions vary. Therefore, before ordering a translation, it is necessary for you to ask about this at the place where you are going to submit the translation. This also saves time and money in some cases, since, for example, pursuant to the new Act CXXX of 2016 on Civil Procedure, in civil litigation cases it is not always required to submit a certified translation of the original documents.
- Pursuant to Resolution No.: 24/1986 (June 26.) of the Council of Ministers, the certificates of incorporation and other company documents that we translate are accepted by the Court of Company Registration.
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