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Professional Translation Services in Erlangen

German to English and English to German translation services

We offer professional translation services from English to German and from German to English to businesses, law firms and private clients.

Certified translations for official use

Certified translation, or ‚beglaubigte Übersetzung‘, is a recognised translation of official documents. Certified translations are typically required by authorities, universities or schools, courts of law or employers. Documents that may require certified translation include:

    • academic transcripts
    • birth certificates
    • diplomas
    • divorce decrees
    • ID documents
    • marriage certificates
    • residence permits

On a certified translation, the translator attests that the target-language text is an accurate and complete translation of the source-language text. Certified translations bear the translator’s signature and official stamp. In Germany, certified translations can be prepared only by sworn translators, ‚beeidigte Übersetzer‘, who are appointed by Regional Courts (Landgerichte).

We prepare certified translations in accordance with the Guideline for Certified Translations issued by the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (Richtlinie des BDÜ für Urkundenübersetzungen). A printout copy of the original document will be attached to the translation.

Will you need to send us the original certificate or document?
The Bavarian „Gesetz über die öffentliche Bestellung und allgemeine Beeidigung von Dolmetschern und Übersetzern“ (Act on the Public Appointment and Swearing-in of Interpreters and Translators) prescribes the exact wording of the attestation clause:
(2) Der Bestätigungsvermerk lautet: (The wording of the attestation clause is):
„Als in Bayern öffentlich bestellter (bestellte) und allgemein beeidigter (beeidigte) Dolmetscher (Übersetzer, Dolmetscherin, Übersetzerin) für die … Sprache bestätige ich:
Vorstehende Übersetzung der mir im … (Original, beglaubigter Abschrift, Fotokopie usw.) vorgelegten, in … Sprache abgefassten Urkunde ist richtig und vollständig.“

Here is the link to the Act:

It says that the document for translation can be submitted to the translator as an “original, certified copy, photocopy etc.”
So unless the authority to which you need to submit the certified translation explicitly says that it will only accept a certified translation prepared from the original certificate, it is perfectly fine to do a certified translation from a copy, not the original.

Certified translation services – rates

Please see our price list. Our rates include: translation, certification, postage and VAT.

How to employ our services

Please email us a (good quality) scan of the document(s) and we will quote you the price and turnaround time for completion.

Legal translation services

Nadine Schnelzer is a graduate and state-certified translator drawing on more than ten years‘ experience in legal translation. Here is what lawyers say:


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