Private individuals

Certified translations of certificates, diplomas, police reports, bank statements, visas, passports.

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Hatches, Matches and Dispatches – Life’s rich translation tapestry

Translation covers all parts of life and work, and sometimes that means sad circumstances requiring our expertise. If a loved one dies overseas, this can mean paperwork, procedures, phone calls and stress to get them home. We can help with certified translations, which we can notarise if needed. Details and prices of our three packages are available on this page.

If you require any translations of these official certificates, please contact us by email team@atlas-translations.co.uk, by phone on 01727 812 725 or for an instant response in UK business hours, use the Chat box to ask our team any questions. You will be chatting to a real person. Simply send us an image of what you need translating and we will get back to you quickly with a quote. We can advise you on whatever else you may need with regards to supporting documentation.

One client commented:

In very tragic circumstances, Atlas translations provided an invaluable service in translating important medical documents with incredible speed and efficiency. As to the human side, they were calm and kindness personified, I cannot thank them enough.

On happier notes, we have also helped translate documents in preparation for weddings both in the UK and overseas, and for the adoption of children.

Our favourite assignments are helping the course of true love; whether it’s helping sort out visas and official documents, or translating romantic letters. We’ve helped a groom impress his new Polish father-in-law having been coached by us to include a section of Polish in his wedding day speech. And we’ve provided interpreters at many a wedding, who remain professional at all times, even if they have to quickly wipe a tear from their eyes!

So if you need your diploma, CV, qualifications, or any kind of certificate translated by a recognised professional organisation who can also certify their translation, please do get in touch.

All our translators are fully qualified and only translate into their mother tongue. We will provide you with a signed and stamped letter, on our headed paper, certifying that Atlas Translations (a member of the ITI) professionally translated your document(s).

We also offer:

  • A notarised or “legal” translation, which is signed and stamped by a public notary
  • A legalised or apostilled translation, which is stamped by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Please note that a notarised translation must first have been certified and, similarly, a legalised or apostilled translation must first have been certified and notarised.

Should you wish to have your translation notarised or legalised / apostilled, please allow an extra seven to ten business days as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is in Milton Keynes, UK. If you need a document very quickly, an express service is available at a higher price.

We strongly recommend that you check with the authority to whom you are presenting the documents, such as a Consulate, exactly which services are required before you proceed with the translation. In most cases, our letter of certification will suffice, however, please note that Atlas Translations accepts no responsibility for your decision.

As we are only certifying the translation of your documents, usually it is sufficient to email a scanned copy. However if we need to apostille or legalise the translations, we may need the original hard copies. If you would like to visit our St Albans office, please arrange an appointment in advance to ensure someone is available to see you.

Transliteration of names

Please note that we can only transliterate proper nouns, such as people and place names, to match the original document you give us. For example, if there is a spelling error in your birth certificate, then we are obliged to reproduce this in order to validate our translation.

If your document is in a non-Roman alphabet, (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Farsi, Russian, etc.), please supply details of any personal/place names mentioned in the document to ensure consistent spelling when transliterated into English. Similarly, if there are any handwritten or unclear sections, we appreciate your help to decipher.

Practical side 

How do we return your document? We can keep it for collection, post, fax or email to you. Please note we are open to visitors from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please make an appointment to deliver or collect documents. If you need a quote, you can tell us the number of words in your document (this means any words which need to be typed in, even if they are already in English).

Three Perfect Packages are available.

CERTIFIED TRANSLATION PACKAGE £99 + VAT

Our price includes:

  • Initial consultation (phone, email or at our office at an arranged time)
  • Quotation in writing
  • Any copying of your document for our translator, flagging up any queries before translation (handwriting, illegible sections, names)
  • Translation up to 450 words
  • Checking in-house
  • Sending a draft to you for approval
  • Certifying letter to show the translation has been completed by a professional translation company
  • First class postage to you (recorded)
  • Up to three copies
  • Keeping your document archived with us for a minimum of 6 years

Additional costs: air mail postage, courier, multiple copies

NOTARISATION TRANSLATION PACKAGE £199 + VAT

Our price includes:

  • Initial consultation (phone, email or at our office at an arranged time)
  • Quotation in writing for each stage
  • Any copying of your document for our translator, flagging up any queries before translation (handwriting, illegible sections, names)
  • Translation up to 450 words
  • Checking in-house
  • Sending a draft to you for approval before notarisation
  • Certifying letter to show the translation has been completed by a professional translation company
  • Appointment with notary, attended by Atlas
  • First class postage to you (recorded)
  • Up to three photocopies
  • Keeping your document archived with us for a minimum of 6 years

Additional costs:  special delivery postage, air mail postage, courier, multiple copies

LEGALISED PACKAGE £299 + VAT

Our price includes:

  • Initial consultation (phone, email or at our office at an arranged time)
  • Quotation in writing for each stage
  • Any copying of your document for our translator, flagging up any queries before translation (handwriting, illegible sections, names)
  • Translation up to 450 words
  • Checking in-house
  • Sending a draft to you for approval before notarisation
  • Certifying letter to show the translation has been completed by a professional translation company
  • Appointment with notary, attended by Atlas
  • Dispatch to FCO for legalisation/apostille
  • Tracking of documents
  • First class postage to you (recorded)
  • Up to three photocopies
  • Keeping your document archived with us for a minimum of 6 years

Additional costs: notarisation of more than one document, special delivery postage, air mail postage, courier, multiple copies