Certified Translators

What is a certified translator*?

The American Translators Association (ATA) has established a certification program that allows translators to demonstrate that they meet certain standards of the translation profession. Translators who pass the examination are certified by ATA in a specific language pair and direction (from or into English). However, it is important to note that a translator or translation company does not need to be certified in order to prepare a certified translation. Our translators are ATA-certified.

Certification of Accuracy

Our translations include a Certification of Accuracy and each page of your translated document includes our company seal for proof of authenticity and to diminish the possibility of fraud.

Certified English Translation for United States Immigration Services (USCIS)

A certified English translation for the US immigration services (USCIS) needs be prepared in accordance with the United States regulation, 8 CFR 103.2 (b)(3) and by a professional translator or translation company. Other organizations, such as WES (World Education Services) and various universities and medical schools sometimes have additional requirements but a certified translation has to meet 4 criteria in order to be acceptable:

  1. The certified English translation must be on official company letterhead paper showing the name and address and contact information of the translator/translation company.
  2. The complete word for word translation of the original text formatted as closely as possible to the original text.
  3. A statement signed by the translator or translation company representative attesting that the translator or translation company representative believes the translated text to be an accurate and complete translation of the source document. Sometimes this statement bears the title “Certificate of Accuracy” or “Affidavit of Accuracy”.
  4. A statement notarizing the translator or company official’s signature signed by a Notary Public.


Given the sensitive nature of your documents, all of our translators are bound by confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. We take confidentiality and security issues very seriously.

Easy Process

Send us your documents via fax or email and we’ll confirm the estimate and delivery schedule.

We’ll translate, certify and notarize your documents in a few days. You can pick them up or we can ship them directly to you via regular mail or overnight them via FedEX. The entire process only takes a few days and can be expedited for a small rush fee if you need the translations immediately.

Contact us

Call us at +1-312-217-2568, or use the free quote form in the sidebar to the left, or email us at info@immigrationtranslationcenter.com. You can also fax your documents directly to our Chicago office at +1 (312) 803-2208 and we’ll call you right back.