Court Certification – Notarized Translation
What are the benefits?
In Germany, only publicly appointed and generally sworn translators are authorized to provide certified (a.k.a. notarized) translations. These translations are accepted by virtually all authorities worldwide, including courts and regulatory affairs authorities.
Tip: Hire a translator publicly appointed and sworn in by a German court to translate your documents. Only about 5% of all translators fulfill these requirements. Susanne Henke, a medical and legal translator with 20+ years of experience, is one of them.
Authorities in Germany regularly reject translations purchased from other providers. The fact that these linguists may have been sworn in by a court outside Germany is of little interest in such cases.
German courts require sworn translators to have passed a state examination or hold a university degree in translation sciences in their respective languages.
SWORN TRANSLATORS – Official work for courts, authorities and public notaries
Sworn translators are entitled to endorse the translated document with their official stamp and signature as well as the following notation:
As a publicly appointed and generally sworn translator for the [English/French] language in […], I confirm: The above translation of the original document presented to me in the [English/French/German] language is correct and complete.
Sworn translators are sworn to secrecy pursuant to § 189 Sec. 4 German Judicial Systems Act and must faithfully and dutifully translate the spoken or written text into the target language.
Certified translations into German are always complete translations of the source document, including crossed-out words or notations without direct reference to the document, if applicable. Fee stamps, stamps or seals are also translated. Extracts are not accepted by German authorities.
Are you looking for a sworn translator?
Let us bridge the language gap for you. We have been specializing in providing linguistic assistance to the medical and legal communities for decades. Here is how we can support you:
- Specialized sworn translations of cutting-edge quality – Getting your message across the world.
- Editing – Fine-tuning your text output to make your message sound authentic.
- Interpreting – Qualified help in live settings where hitting just the right word at the right time makes all the difference.
- Glossaries – Meticulous terminology research. Making sure everyone in your company speaks the same language.
- Translation Content Management – Managing your translation database to maximize efficiency, consistency and quality.
Susanne Henke, sworn medical and legal translator with 20+ years of experience