What is a certified translation?

In some cases, a certified (sworn) translation is needed. Typically, these are translations of official documents, such as marriage certificates, school certificates, university diplomas, court submissions, judgments, etc. A certified translation is a translation with a signed statement attesting that the translation is accurate and complete to the best of the translator’s knowledge and ability, the so-called oath. Translation and oath are attached to the original, and carry the translator’s stamp and signature. 

Certified (sworn) translators most often have a university education in their working language(s) and have mastered various translating  skills.

Only a translator who has taken an oath at a court and is authorised to create translations of official documents can issue a certified translation.