How To Receive a Notarized Translation in a Flash

Notarize Documents How To Receive a Notarized Translation in a Flash

Get a Notarized Translation in a Safe and Fast Way

Some legal, medical, or business situations require getting documents notarized before submitting them. 

A notarization process may seem complicated, but when you possess the right information, you can go through it smoothly.

Do you need a notarized translation? DoNotPay provides useful advice and explanation of various notary services.


Should You Use a Certified or Notarized Translation?

When you need to provide a professionally translated document, you’ll be required to present proof that you used a qualified professional and service. To be able to provide this proof, you can choose:

  • A certified translation
  • A notarized translation

These two types of translation don’t have to be used together—in some situations, you can present only a certified translation. Some institutions might ask for both.

What Is a Certified Translation?

A certified translation is when a translation agency or translator provides:

  1. A translated document 
  2. A signed and stamped certificate verifying that it is a true, complete, and exact translation of the original document

This type of translation is mostly required for legal documents, such as:

  • Immigration documents
  • Court transcriptions
  • Business contracts
  • Adoption agreements
  • Birth, marriage, or death certificates

The certificate of accuracy includes the contact information of the translation agency or the translator of the document.

What About a Notary Translation?

You can get a notary translation by a notary public who provides different notary services. This type of translation is usually required for:

  • School transcripts
  • Foreign diplomas
  • College or university documents 

If you need to get a notarized translation, you should:

  1. Take the translation to a notary
  2. Show a valid photo ID
  3. Swear an oath to the accuracy of the provided translation
  4. Sign an affidavit

The process finishes when the notary public puts his or her signature and seal on the affidavit. 

Notaries don’t check or attest to the accuracy or quality of the translation. They only verify the signer’s:

  • Identity—a notary checks a valid government-issued photo ID document
  • Awareness—a notary confirms the signers understand what they’re signing
  • Willingness—a notary validates the signers are signing the document of their own free will 

Some U.S. schools, universities, and companies require both a certified and notarized translation of transcripts, certificates, or personal documents. To be sure whether you should get a certified and notarized translation, you should get in touch with the institution where you need to submit the documentation. 

How To Get Notarized Translations

To get notarized translations of any documents, you will first need to find a notary public. A translation agency may cover this step as well, but that is not always the case. Here are some ways to search for a notary:

Ways To Find a Notary What To Do
Apps and websites Use apps and platforms, such as:

Financial institutions or banks near you
Other places Visit some:

  • Law offices—they might have a notary on their team
  • Stores, e.g., AAA 
  • Shipping companies, e.g., UPS

Pick a Notary To Suit Your Needs

A notary public is a person who is familiar with the notary regulations and procedures of your state. Some notaries only work in an office and will ask you to come to their place of work after you’ve scheduled an appointment, but others might be more flexible. Here’s a list of different notaries you can get a notarized translation from:

  1. Traditional notaries require that you visit their offices during regular business hours once you’ve scheduled an appointment 
  2. Mobile notaries come to your home, workplace, or some other place at the agreed time. They charge additional notary fees for travel and time
  3. Notary signing agents handle loan documents and mostly work at financial service companies
  4. Online notaries perform the notarization process remotely through a live video call. You can get a notarized translation from the comfort of your home without having to pay additional travel fees of a mobile notary

Use DoNotPay’s Cost-Effective and Practical Notary Services

DoNotPay provides convenient online notary services. Get your documents notarized from any place and at any time. 

Don’t waste your time:

  • Searching for notaries
  • Getting in touch with them
  • Scheduling an appointment
  • Driving to their office

Stay where you are, and we’ll bring a notary to you via a video call! 

How can you do this? Sign up for DoNotPay and follow these quick steps:

  1. Choose the Notarize Any Document feature
  2. Upload the document you need to get notarized
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Go to your inbox

DoNotPay will email you a link—click on it to confirm your appointment with a notary. What should you do next? Make sure to join the video call at the agreed time.

We can get documents notarized in numerous states, such as:

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