Generally, sworn translations are requested when presenting foreign documents to the authorities or public bodies of a country whose official language is different from that of the original document.
The following are some examples of the sort of documents sworn translations are usually requested of:
- Birth, marriage and death certificates.
- Degrees and academic transcripts.
- Agreements, court judgments, criminal record certificates.
- Adoption documents.
If you are considering working or studying abroad or planning to marry in a foreign country, or if you wish to apply for your residency or need to submit any other official documents, you may need to present a sworn translation.