What's the difference between a certified translation and a normal translation?

A certified translation is one that has been carried out by a translator appointed by either a government or a professional translators' association, depending on the country's legislation. Translations of official documentation usually need to be certified when required for official use - birth, marriage and divorce certificates supplied for passport applications, academic transcripts from overseas universities submitted for university applications, translated documents used in court and Articles of Association that have to be filed in official registries are just some examples of occasions where the translations would need to be certified.

The requirements for certification vary by country and by organisation, so please check with whoever will be receiving the documentation to verify what they require, and we'll be happy to provide the service you need.