Translating for the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) is easy with Rapid Translate. Simply upload your document and get them completed by a professional translator into English or over 60+ other languages fast and affordably (within 24 hours for 1-3 pages).
All our documents are translated by professional translators and are certified. We can also notarize your document if required.
When applying to the USCIS for a purpose such as immigration, you will often have to submit a birth certificate, a marriage certificate, or some other legal document along with its English translation. Because this is high-risk, the US government does not advise self-translating documents.
A professional translator can provide a USCIS-certified English translation that fulfills all criteria and ensures acceptance. Rapid Translate offers this 100% online.
We translate documents into English from any language, including Russian, German, Greek, French, Hindi, Italian, and many more! All our document translations are certified & authorized and are suitable for use in US immigration and visa purposes. In fact, we're so confident in our translations that you have a 100% guarantee on USCIS approval.
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Does the USCIS require certified translation?
Yes. The code states, “Any document containing foreign language submitted to USCIS shall be accompanied by a full English language translation which the translator has certified as complete and accurate, and by the translator’s certification that he or she is competent to translate from the foreign language into English.” In other words, the USCIS requires a certified English translation of all foreign documents submitted to them. These documents may include birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, drivers licenses, divorce certificates, transcripts and more.
The USCIS translation certification requirements are quite tough to achieve, which is why we recommend working with a professional and legal translator, such as the ones we employ here at Rapid Translate. While some companies may advertise certified immigration translators, your translator doesn’t need to be specifically an expert in immigration.
If a translation is not certified, it may fail to comply with regulations of institutions such as the USCIS. This can mean rejected visas, slow application processes, and background checks.
Rapid Translate provides 100% acceptance-rate English translations. We translate from over 60 languages, including German, French, Hindi, Hebrew, and more.
How do I get a USCIS certified translation?
There are many services that can provide USCIS certified translations. At various stages throughout the immigration application you may need an original document, a photocopy, or a certified translation. To get a legal translation that’s certified to be complete and accurate, you must generally use a professional translator who can guarantee satisfaction of USCIS requirements.
How much does it cost to translate a legal document?
With Rapid Translate, the cost is just $24.99 per page. Simply upload your original document and receive a certified translation as soon as possible. All our documents are guaranteed to be certified to US Citizenship & Immigration Services standards.
How to avoid visa & immigration rejection?
The USCIS is uncompromising when it comes to english translation standards. If you submit a document with translation errors, they may outright deny your immigration application or may submit a request-for-evidence. Common reasons for immigration or visa application rejections include:
Minor or major inaccuracies in translation
Problems in formatting the document, indicating inauthenticity
Absence of a declaration from the translator stating accuracy
An incompetent translator
In response to the request for evidence, you must re-submit a document within a satisfactory time.
Working with a professional and certified translation service provider like Rapid Translate helps ensure 100% acceptance rate.
What’s the best way to get a certificate of translation for US immigration?
You generally have two options here. The first will be to go to a local professional translator with an original copy of your document, and have it certified there. If you need notarization, you would go to a public notary in your city. You will then usually have to scan and upload them as a PDF.
With Rapid Translate you are provided with a certified english translation in PDF format within 24 hours for up to 3 pages, at a low price of $24.99 per page.
Rapid Translate translations are globally accepted by multiple organizations, including universities, the UCSIS, the department of state, and local authorities. We keep your documents secure at all stages and only work with professional translators to ensure 100% satisfaction.
How do I notarize a foreign document, and does the USCIS require notarization?
The USCIS does not necessarily require notarization, but may do so depending on your circumstances. Generally speaking, if you are submitting a document to the USCIS inside US borders, then you will not need a notarization. However, if you are submitting a translated document like a birth or marriage certificate to a US embassy outside of the country, you will often need notarization.
A notarized translation is stamped by a government-authorized notary, an “official witness” which adds an extra level of security sometimes required by government institutions. The notarization step also ensures that the translator is who they say they are.
A notary can notarize a document in a foreign language legally, but may choose not to do so to avoid legal liability. To be safe, it is best to have your document professionally translated beforehand by a professional English certified translation service like Rapid Translate.
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