Why you might need a marriage certificate translation
A notarized translation marriage certificate is a translation of a marriage certificate that has been viewed by a notary public, signed and stamped. If you need to provide a marriage certificate for any reason, and your marriage certificate is not in English, you will need to get it translated. Marriage certificates are not always required if you are the sole individual applying for a visa into the United States, but if you intend bringing a spouse with you, you may need to provide your marriage certificate to confirm your relationship. The types of visas which USCIS issues are beyond the scope of this article, but you are likely to have an immigration specialist who will advise you on what documents you need.
When you have instructions about which documents you need to provide, make sure you are clear how they should be translated. There is a difference, for instance, between a certified translation and a notarized translation. Of the two, the notarized translation carries more weight than the certified translation.
The difference between a notarized translation of a marriage certificate and a certified translation
A notary public is a person who has been given the responsibility of notarizing documents. In most cases, if you need a notarized translation of a marriage certificate, the person or agency that does the translation for you will take care of the notarization. The translator will take the translated document and the original to the notary public who will sight it, sign it and stamp it.
A certified translation is a little different because it is the translator who certifies the translated marriage certificate or any other document that needs a certified copy. The certificate is a piece of paper with the translator’s name and contact details and a statement confirming that the translation that accompanies the certificate is a genuine and accurate translation of the original certificate.
At Cinch Translations we can provide certified translations or notarized translations of any documents you need translated in up to 90 different languages.