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Posted on23 April 2024

Unlocking the Process: How to Obtain a Certified Birth Certificate Translation

Unlocking the process of obtaining a certified birth certificate translation can be a daunting experience. The stress of needing the translation to be quick and accurate can make it even more so. The idea of handing over a personal document for translation can be scary and intimidating.

Atlas Translations has been a trusted name in the translation services industry for over thirty years!

We take pride in our work and know that attention to detail and understanding are not negotiable when dealing with personal documents like birth certificates.

In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of obtaining a certified birth certificate translation from Atlas Translations. From understanding how important a birth certificate can be to submitting your documents and receiving the final translated certificate, we’ve got you covered.

Understanding the Importance of a Certified Birth Certificate Translation

Understanding the importance of a certified birth certificate translation is crucial for individuals navigating the process of obtaining one. A true and accurate certified translation of a birth certificate holds significant value in various official and legal contexts. It may be needed for immigration and visas, academic enrollment, or employment purposes. Even just knowing on a personal level that you have a certified translation of your birth certificate ensures peace of mind.

In the United Kingdom, translations of official documents usually have to be certified. This means that the translated document has to be accompanied by a signed statement from a qualified translator or translation agency. The statement affirms that the translated document is a true and accurate translation of the original document. All of our certified translations come with this statement.

Vital Documentation

Owning a certified birth certificate translation adds authenticity to the document. The certification allows it to be recognised by official institutions, government agencies and the like. It serves as a vital tool in avoiding language barriers and ensuring that your essential information is accurately conveyed. We’re not trying to be overly dramatic or anything; it’s just really important!

A certified birth certificate translation from a reputable translation service like Atlas Translations provides assurance of accuracy, quality, and adherence to industry standards.

NOTE: Atlas Translations strongly recommends that you check with the relevant authorities (such as a government department or university) to see exactly which level of certification is required. This should be done BEFORE you proceed with the certified birth certificate translation. In most cases, our letter of certification will suffice (i.e. for certified translation).

Finding a Reputable Translation Service Provider

When it comes to obtaining a certified birth certificate translation, finding a reputable translation service provider is crucial. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one.

Researching your translation provider is essential but could take time. One key factor to consider when looking for a reputable translation service provider is their level of experience and expertise in translating birth certificates. Atlas Translations has been in the translation industry, dealing with certified translations, for over thirty years.

Reading reviews and testimonials from previous clients can also give you valuable insights into the quality of service offered by the translation provider. Have a read over what our clients are saying about us here.

A Transparent and Straightforward Process

We like to keep things simple here at Atlas Translations:

Be sure to choose a reputable translation service provider, such as Atlas Translations. We promise to help you obtain your translated document with confidence and peace of mind.

Gather Your Documents

The first step in obtaining a certified birth certificate translation from Atlas Translations is to gather all necessary documents and information.

A high-quality photo or scan of the original birth certificate is needed for an accurate translation.

You’ll need to provide some personal information, such as your full name and contact details (email address, postal address, and telephone number).

It is also incredibly important to let us know about specific formatting or certification requirements you need for the certified translation. If you need an apostilled (i.e. legalised) translation, we may need to see the original certificate.

Again, we strongly recommend that you check with the relevant authorities (such as the government department or university) to see exactly which level of certification is required. Please do this BEFORE you proceed with the certified birth certificate translation.

Send Us Your Documents

Send your high-quality photo or scan of the original documents to our team via email at

If you would like to speak with us before sending any documents, you can either phone or chat with us. You can also grab a quick quote from the website by clicking here.

Be sure to provide us with accurate information, such as the language required, the purpose of the translation, and any specific formatting or additional instructions.

Atlas Translations prides itself on its prompt and reliable service, so you can expect a quick turnaround time for your certified birth certificate translation. Their team of experienced translators will ensure that your document is translated accurately and efficiently, meeting all necessary certification standards. By following these simple steps to submit your request to Atlas Translations, you can navigate the process with ease and confidence.

Receive a Quote & Make Your Payment

Once we receive your document(s), we’ll review them and make sure that they can be used. You’ll then receive an email or phone call from one of our knowledgeable project managers. They’ll give you an accurate quote for the translation service and let you know what to expect.

At this stage, they will also provide you with details on how to pay.

Receive Your Certified Translation

Receiving and verifying the final translated birth certificate is a crucial step in the process of obtaining a certified translation. You’ll receive the translated birth certificate via email as a PDF attachment.

Once you have received the translated document from Atlas Translations, take the time to thoroughly review it for accuracy and completeness. Pay close attention to any special formatting or other requirements that you requested to make sure they meet your requirements.

Once you are satisfied with the accuracy and completeness of the translated birth certificate, you can use it for any official or legal purpose.

Moving Forward with Atlas Translations

Atlas Translations has been delivering top-notch translation services for over thirty years.

From certified translation to interpreting services, we have the experience and know-how to produce quality work, whatever the context.

Are you ready to take the next step in your translation journey? Our terrific team is always available to help.

Contact Us

If you’d like to meet us face to face, learn more about our translation and language services, or deliver documents, please email or call us to arrange a meeting.

You can also ask us any questions by using the Live Chat option during UK working hours. You can chat with a real, live human—no bots here! Just use the little icon at the bottom right of your screen to start a chat with us.

To let us know what you need, call us on 01727 812 725 or email us at We respond quickly to all enquiries!

If you need a quick quote, we have a handy Get a quote button located at the top of our website where you can get an estimate for your needs.

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