Certified Translations: Compliance with Updated Rules of USCIS

Individuals who are filling out a visa application have probably come across the section where they have to provide the certified translation of their personal documents. Many applicants who contact us about this part of the application are under the impression that the translation has to be notarized. Since we are a leader in delivering certified translations for USCIS, we keep up with the most recent changes to the rules. Previously, immigration authorities in the United States expected certified translations to be notarized. Such a translation would be attached to the notary public’s acknowledgement. More recently, they have changed the rules for translated documents such that they only require foreign-language documents to be accompanied by their certified English translations. Notarization is no longer a requirement.

In addition, some people who contact us about our translation services assume that we need the originals mailed to us. When they need their birth certificate or other legal documents translated into English, they ask what they can do to speed up the process since shipping takes a few days. They ask whether they can drive to our location or overnight the documents. The immigration department used to request original copies of foreign language documents along with their English translations. Applicants had to mail their documents to a translation company or drop them off at the company’s office.

However, the most updated rules state that applicants may use photocopies of their foreign-language documents. Therefore, you can be anywhere in the world and still take advantage of the excellent translation services we offer. We are based in Los Angeles and serve the global community. You can scan and email us your documents from any location. We will translate the documents and either send you the electronic version or mail you the hard copy. The translations that we prepare for immigration purposes are compliant with the requirements of USCIS. We constantly look for the most updated information about immigration to make sure we meet the expectation of U.S. authorities.

CACFTI serves the needs of individuals and organizations that need certified document translation. We have translated dozens of documents for immigration and other entities that require professional translations. We invite you to contact us to get a quote. All you have to do is email us the documents and your deadline. Please mention the purpose of the translation. We look forward to serving you high-quality translation services. Getting certified translations for USCIS is super easy at our organization.

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