Many people, particularly foreigners and/or immigrants to the US, have certain questions regarding the translations of birth certificates. Various questions that were raised include: ‘Where do I get to translate birth certificate for USCIS?’ or ‘Where to translate my birth certificate for USCIS?’, ‘Can I translate my birth certificate for USCIS?’, and a lot more.
To answer these questions, we must all be aware that the Citizenship and Immigration Services of the US (USCIS) generally requires all supporting documents (including birth certificates) submitted to them to be in English or with a complete and certified English translation if the originals are written in another language. The documents must all be the exact copy (photocopy) of the source documents, not the originals, unless required otherwise.
What to do when you need to translate birth certificate for USCIS?
Anyone who needs to translate birth certificate for USCIS must employ the service of a translation service provider. It may be possible for anyone to translate his/her own or another person’s birth certificate, especially if he/she is fluent in both English and the language used in the birth certificate. However, it is not advisable to do so.
Translation service providers are third parties who have neutral stand regarding your documents and they’re committed to do accurate translations. That’s why even though anyone is fluent in English or in any language, it’s still best to let a professional to translate a birth certificate for USCIS. Leave the certified translations of documents for immigration processes, like the birth certificate, into the hands of the expert translators who are familiar with the USCIS guidelines.
Certified translations must be done by professionals. These professionals are expert translators, who have many years of experience, and are fluent in the languages they are translating for. These translators are mostly hired and are working for most of the reputable translation service providers around the world today. Translation service providers include individual professional translators and translation agencies or companies like NordicTrans.
So if I were you, I would hire a translation service provider to translate your birth certificate for USCIS. It is always the best, and the fastest option.