TIf you are applying for a work or student visa to visit the UK, properly certified documentation is a must. For any documentation that is not in English or Welsh, it must be properly translated, certified and accepted by the home office. The Language Connection explains why certified documentation is important, and how they can help.
How Can The Language Connection Help With Certified Translations?
Certified translations refer to translations that meet the standards outlined by specific organisations. The Home Office requires that anyone submitting translated documents must:
- Be certified by the translator as an accurate translation of the original document
- Have the date of translation
- Contain the original translator’s full name, signature and contact details
This means that you must work with a trusted government translator that can capture the document’s intended meaning in both the original and target language.
Why Are Certified Translations Important?
If you are applying for a student or business visa in the UK, it is essential that your translator captures the intended meaning of your original documentation. Your translator must understand the original document and the format required by the UK home office. The meaning must be precise and reflect exactly what is captured in the original document.
If your supporting documents are not submitted properly, your visa application might be rejected. The Home Office rejected nearly 200,000 visa applications in 2020, an average rejection rate of just under 20%. Ensuring your documents are submitted accurately by a certified translator will significantly reduce the chance of your visa being rejected.
If you are looking to study or work in the UK, or are supporting a family, a certified translation can be the difference between achieving your goals, and facing an obstacle to your chosen path.
What Organisations Require Translated Documentation?
Translation Services & Interpreting Support
The Language Connection believes that supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures is essential in improving global and UK communication. We can provide in-person or telephone-based interpreting services to help individuals requiring documentation be understood. We cover a huge range of language services to ensure that everyone can share their story.
Our interpreters are well-versed in attending court hearings and supplying the needed certified translations, as well as just some of the following:
- Attending visits to law firms and translating legal papers and contracts
- Going to housing departments and providing translation and interpreting services
- Attending visa appointments and translating the supporting individual documentation
The Language Connection: Legal & Technical Translation Expertise
Dedicated Project Manager
After you send us your Bengali-to-English or English-to-Bengali translation details, your inquiry will be assigned to a dedicated translation project manager in that select language pair. They will have years of experience working with translators worldwide in your chosen language pair.
Culturally KnowledgeableOur translators can navigate complex technical terms and subtle nuances that disclose differences in your taxes, financial status and legal obligations. With adept cultural expertise, they can accurately interpret and translate this data.
Software ExpertiseMany forms of supporting documentation, such as birth certificates, are extremely brief yet costly to translate. With the Language Connections complex technical expertise, we can create cost-effective machine translations that can be carefully checked by a linguistic and subject matter expert.
Tight DeadlinesSubmitting supporting documentation can be extremely stressful, especially if it is required in short time frames, say for a student visa or short-term business visit. Fortunately, our translators work around the clock to deliver your translations exactly when you need it.
Multi-Text ExpertsOur translators are well-versed in navigating contracts, medical records and legal documentation across several sectors. As multi-text experts we can translate a portfolio of supporting documentation regardless of how many sectors and text types are covered.
Security & Data ProtectionAt The Language Connection, we understand that your documents are confidential and your data must be kept secure. We work with encrypted software and protected data to ensure that your information is always protected.
Multilingual Translation Services
Are you travelling to more than one country, and therefore need translation into more than one language? The Language Connection offers translations across multiple languages, just including a few of the below:
- European languages: French, Spanish, English, German, Greek, Lithuanian and Russian, as well as specialist languages including Catalan and Gaelic
- African languages: Afrikaans, Swahili, Zulu, Oromo and Yoruba
- Indian Languages: Assamese, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu
These are just a few examples of the languages our translators use on a daily basis.
Ensure Your Documents Are Certified With The Help Of The Language Connection
At The Language Connection, we’re here to ensure that your documentation is accurate, precise, and acceptable for the Home Office and other UK organisations. Find out more about our pricing here or request a bespoke quote and ensure that your legal documents are translated to the standard you deserve. Contact us today to find out how we can help.