Everything you need to know about translation for USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly INS)
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Five Simple Steps to Translate a Birth Certificate for USCIS
- Simply send your birth certificate (or marriage certificate).
As certified translators, we do not need to see the original document; all we need is an image that we can print, stamp, and sign. If you have a scanned version, PDF, or image, you can simply email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can take a picture and upload your document on our website. We translate from Spanish to English, French to English, Portuguese to English, Italian to English and Romanian to English.
- We will send an official quote and payment instructions within an hour.
Typically, within an hour, we will provide an exact quote for translation. Most standard certificates, including birth certificates, marriage certificates, background check certificates, police record certificates, diplomas, and other one-page certificates cost $49 for a USCIS certified translation.
- Pay on our website and order your translation online.
Payment can be made with a credit card, debit card or a variety of other payment methods. At this point, shipping options are provided, such as FedEx, free shipping and so on. After payment has been made, we will confirm that payment has been received and that we have your correct mailing address, if needed.
- Receive your completed, certified translation by email.
Within 24 hours or less, in most cases, we will return by email your stamped, signed, sealed, certified translation (notarized in some cases) before 11:00 AM the following morning. We will send it in a USCIS approved printable version, which is emailed as a PDF file. In some cases we will mail or FedEx the original, hard-copies of the completed translation.
- Print and Submit to USCIS
At this point, you can print and submit your completed translation. In some cases, you can upload your translation directly to the USCIS application system, although most documents will need to be printed and mailed. If you order hard-copies, you can wait for them in the mail before sending to USCIS, although this is not necessary.
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Order your translation online, and we can have your official, certified translation ready in a few hours or less. Expedited and FedEx shipping is available at checkout.
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