Frequently Asked Questions

What documents require translation to immigrate to Canada?


When applying for immigration to Canada, you may be required to submit translations of various documents. Some common examples include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Divorce certificates
  • Academic diplomas
  • Labor records
  • Criminal Record Certificates
  • Proof of funds

It is important to note that any documents that are not in English or French must be accompanied by a translation by a certified translator. This ensures that the immigration authorities can understand and verify the information provided in the documents.

Who can provide sworn translations for immigration purposes in Canada?


Translations for immigration purposes in Canada must be done by a qualified professional. The translator must have experience in both the source and target language (usually English or French). Some recognized authorities that can perform sworn translations are:

  • Sworn translators accredited by a Canadian provincial or territorial regulatory body.
  • Membership in a recognized translation association, such as the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) or the Canadian Council of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters (CTTIC).
  • Translation services authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Translators from outside Canada who are accredited (officially recognized or authorized) in the country where the translation is being done. An affidavit must be included stating that the translation is an accurate version of the original text. The translator does so before a commissioner authorized to administer oaths in the country where he/she resides. The commissioner or notary public must be fluent in English or French in order to administer the oath.
  • Notary publics or attorneys authorized to certify translations.

How do I submit translated documents for immigration to Canada?


When submitting translated documents for immigration purposes, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Here are some general guidelines:

  • Include the original document along with its translation.
  • Make sure that each translated page includes a statement signed by the translator or translation service certifying its accuracy and completeness.
  • The translator must provide his or her full name, affidavit and stamps.
  • If the translation has been done by a sworn translator or a member of a recognized association, please include information about their certification or membership.
  • It is essential to check the specific requirements set forth by the IRCC or consult with an attorney or immigration consultant to ensure that you meet all necessary translation and documentation requirements.

How long does it take to translate documents for immigration to Canada?


The time required for the translation of documents may vary. If you would like to take the services with us please review here our processing times for each translation service. 

I need to translate my driver's license, what service should I purchase?


Please note that there is a separate service for driver's license translations, please check here. here our detailed service catalog prior to purchase.

How long does it take to complete a regular translation?


The estimated time to complete a regular translation is 3 to 7 business days. The exact period will depend on the number of documents sent and the complexity of the content.

You offer express translation services, how long does this process take?


Yes, we offer express translations for those who require a faster service. The turnaround time for express translations is 1 to 5 business days. The precise duration will vary depending on the number of documents and the difficulty of the material.

What factors can affect the turnaround time of a translation?


Several factors can influence the turnaround time of a translation, including the length of the text, the complexity of the content, the availability of translators and the current workload. For a more accurate estimate, we recommend that you provide specific details about your translation needs when requesting a quote.

Do you offer urgent translation services in case of extreme needs?


Yes, we understand that sometimes circumstances require extremely fast translations. If you have an urgent need, please contact our team as soon as possible here to discuss the options available and see how we can help you in your particular situation.

Remember that our goal is to provide high quality translations in the shortest possible time. We always work to adapt to your needs and meet your deadlines. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In what format should I upload my documents for translation?


To ensure the best service, we recommend uploading your translations in Word or PDF format. You can convert your documents for free here and improve the accessibility of your files. Readable document quality is crucial to provide optimal service; make sure you have a high quality file for a smooth translation experience.

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