City Quay Translators can help you with Apostille services and Notary certification of your documents depending on the urgency of your request.

Usually certified translation is required for translation of your legal documents such as birth or marriage certificates, contracts, diplomas etc. if the document is not written in English or Welsch (or any other language if you are submitting the document to the foreign body).

Certified translation should include the statement that it is a “a true and accurate translation of the original document”, the date of the translation and full name and contact details of the translator or representative of the translation company.

Usually the body you are submitting the document to will advise you what type of certification is required. Sometimes, they would ask you to have a solicitor or notary certification on top of in-house certified translation. In this case, our notary or solicitor will also add their seal and a signature to witness the translation.

Our turnaround times for notary/solicitor certifications are below:

Urgent Service:                    1-2 working days

Non-urgent Service:           2-4 working days

If an Apostille Certificate is required, City Quay translators will be happy to help with this as well. Aposille is an official certificate issued to documents so they are recognised in member states without further Legalisation.

Our turnaround times for Apostille are below:

Urgent Service:                    1-2 working days (legalised in FCO office)

Non-urgent Service:           5-6 working days (legalised by post)

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