Apostille Translation Services

Have you ever read the requirements that you will need to provide an apostille translation for a document? You must wonder what is an apostille and why are you being told to get apostille translation services. The apostille is becoming more and more prevalent with passing time.

Universal Translation Services is the best provider of translations for apostille documents, and we are here to explain to you what this means. We have written this page to tell in great detail what apostille translation services are and when you need them.

Also, in case you need to get an apostille for a document, we can help you with that too. While this is a rather complicated process, we suggest you get all your papers in order before asking for an apostille. If you are ready to get it, get in touch and we will be able to obtain one for you.

Visit our offices in Miami and Aventura at any time during business hours or simply order online where we are available around the clock, weekends included.

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If you have documents that have been previously apostilled and need them translated, we can do it for you. Whether it is a certified or a notarized translation that you need, get in touch whenever it is convenient for you, and we’ll deliver it to you in 24 hours.

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We are providing translation for business but also legal translation for personal documents, from and into any language. We are therefore able to translate anything you may need, in any format, word documents, pdf files or pictures.

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Fast and affordable apostille

We are both fast and affordable when it comes to translating any document, including apostille documents. Any personal document will be translated in 24 hours, sometimes less, and we have some of the lowest rates you can find on the internet.

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What is an apostille?

Most people don’t know what apostille means and what it could be useful at. If you’re one of them, find out here what is an apostille.

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What is an apostille?

The term apostille comes from the Apostille convention of 5 October 1961. The convention was held in Hague, Netherlands. The convention decided that if a country is a part of the convention; the citizens of the nation can apostille their documents. Doing so will make the documents legally verified in all other countries that are a member of the treaty.

How is it done

So hypothetically, if your country is a member of the Apostille treaty, then the document you have will have to be attested by the secretary of state, court or certain other offices that have the authority to apostille the document. Once the document has been apostilled; the document will be considered legally certified and well-verified by all the other countries that are a part of the list.

Preparing for Apostille

Preparing for an apostille is a particular task that requires expertise. The document will be eligible for apostille if the document has been through specific procedures. The procedures are different for every country. In the United States, the document will need to be notarized to be considered for apostille by the relevant office.

What does the Apostille look like?

It is a separate certificate that is attached to the document. On the top of the certificate, a page is written ‘apostille,’ and then the details are spread for further elaboration. The certificate includes the name of the signing country, the name of the signing office, name of the signing person, the date, the location, and seal of the office and the stamp of the apostille. This is an essential elaboration; the document contains much more detail if there is more need. The certificate acts as a validity affidavit for all the 115 countries that are a part of Apostille treaty right now.

What Kind of Documents can be Apostilled?

The convention mentions four types of documents that are allowed to be apostilled. Following is a short description of every kind of document open for apostille.

Court Documents: All the documents issued by the court that is not open for the contest can be apostilled. Documents such as wills, divorce papers, marriage certificates and other similar documents are included in the list.

Administrative Documents: If the government issues a document for any matter; the document can be apostilled.

Notarial Acts: Any documents issued by the notary office of the country can be apostilled.

Document Registration: When a document is signed to register anything such as land, property, business or any personal matter; the document can be Apostilled.

What are Apostille translation services?

Apostille translation services provide a regular translation that will undergo various processes to become an apostille. The advantage is that now the translation will be deemed acceptable and above contest in all of the 115 countries that are a part of the apostille treaty.

The second option is to translate a document which already has been apostilled. In case you need such services, get in touch, tell us if you need the translation certified or notarized and we will do it for you.

Why do individuals use apostille translation services?

If you are presenting your translation in various countries, for example; you are applying for higher education in more than one country. Wouldn’t you want your document to be accepted by as many countries as possible? This is when apostille works best. Apostille translation services are also sometimes required by the receiving office, and that is also the reason clients ask for such services.

What are the steps for an apostille translation?

A translation that needs to be apostilled requires following steps for completion.

We have discussed the certification and notarization of a translation in great detail in the other posts. The Apostille certificate is issued by the offices mentioned above, and that makes the document an apostilled document.

Availability

Apostille translations are exceptionally uncommon. To get a translation apostilled; you need to contact the secretary of the state’s office or a proper court. That is thorough legal work that most translation agencies are not willing to perform. We can provide our clients with an apostille translation, and we want to make sure that the clients are not finding the process too complex.

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Why should you hire a translation agency for Apostille procedure?

You must have asked yourself why you should hire a translation agency for such an lengthy process? Because the translation agencies are the best at notarizing translations. When it comes to apostille the translation, the responsible office is going to inquire about the translator. The client will have a hard time producing the translator while the translation agency will find it easy to get you the proper translator credentials. They will make a stronger case for apostille procedure in the office. Universal Translation Services is here if you need apostille translation services or you need to have a document apostilled.

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