Certified translation of Vital Records

All our translations are certified and notarized. This provides the highest level of translation certification for use in the U.S. It means also that an apostille can be obtained on our translations when requested by an authority in the receiving country or consulate.  

Birth Certificate

Your translated document will look very much like the original including the translation of stamps and seals and the notation of signatures. We pay a particular attention to the look of the translated documents. A translation done with care that is complete and easy to read is a plus for any application.

-Specimen_New Jersey birth certificate_into Italian
-Specimen_Marseilles birth certificate_into English
-Specimen_Marriage Certificate_into French_Mexico
Be aware that New York birth certificates come in two formats, a short form and a long form (see specimens).
-Specimen_short form New York birth certificate_into French
-Specimen_long form New York birth certificate_into French

Death Certificate

Same process as for a birth certificate.

Marriage Certificate

See Apostille for Marriage certificate, Getting Married in France and Getting Married in French Polynesia

The short-form birth certificate is essentially an extract of the long-form certificate. It is widely accepted as long as the parents’ names are mentioned. When an apostille is required, you need

to request the long form birth certificate as well as a letter of exemplification (see Apostille for birth and death certificate). If an Apostille is requested on the translation (often a requirement for applications for dual citizenship by the Belgium and Italian Consulates as well as other authorities), the notarized translation can be apostilled (see Obtaining an Apostille for a translation).


When one party in a U.S.-granted divorce is a French citizen, the latest requirements listed by the French Embassy is Washington DC requires translation into French of the divorce as well as an apostille on the translation for the divorce to be registered and officially recognized in France. (For instructions in French see: ). In our experience, a document, which attests that no appeal was filed must be translated as well (see Registration in France of a New York or New Jersey Judgment of Divorce).

Will and Testament

Freedom of disposition by testament, well understood and accepted in England and the United States, both countries of common law systems, is by no means universal. Civil law systems often put some restrictions on the possibilities of disposal (see for example the concept of forced heirship). The adoption of a uniform law on the form of an International Will makes significant progress in the US. The Uniform law has been enacted in 23 States and the District of Columbia.

Prenuptial Agreement

Cross cultural marriages are more and more common. If the parties do not share the same native language and they want to sign a prenuptial agreement, this agreement may need to be translated into the native language of one or both parties.
Upload your prenup, provide the requested information and we will provide a quote.

Diploma and Grade Transcripts

>> Education

Immigration & Citizenship, Power of Attorney, Criminal Record, Tax Documents and other Documents: same process as above.

Among our Clients

City smooth                                      Belgium Consulate
Europe USA                                      Expatica
Columbus Consulting Group            Agora Expat
Expat US                                          Easy Expat

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