We offer fast and efficient certified translation services to suit your needs, we issue certificates of authenticity for all of our translations, from marriage certificates to university grades. Translations certified Sr. M.A.B Cardoso are accepted by the Home Affairs, Dirco, High Court, and all other South African authorities.

If your translation is a personal or commercial document that needs to be accepted for legal purposes, you may need it to be notarised. Depending on your requirements, a notarial certificate can be affixed to the translation by our recognised in-house Notary Public in Pretoria.  We can arrange to have your translation notarised whether you are an individual or business client.

High Court & Dirco Notarised Translation

We can fulfil your exact requirements with our certified, notarised or legalised translations, available for Portuguese and English languages. We guarantee professionalism and strict confidentiality when it comes to your documents and service.

When using some translations of South African documents abroad, a form of legalisation by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation is required. If you require Dirco apostille affixed to your translation, we can arrange it for you as part of our range of official translation services to suit your needs and to facilitate your business abroad. Please contact us for further information.

Our Certified Translation Services includes;

  • Diploma and Transcript Translation
  • Birth Certificate Translation
  • Marriage Certificate Translation
  • Divorce Certificate Translation
  • Driving License Translation
  • Medical Report Translation
  • Police Record Translation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Bank Statement Translation
  • Certified Translations for Official Use in South Africa and Abroad

 Authenticity certificate for your peace of mind

Being a licensed and accredited translation service provider; we can give a certificate of authenticity to our clients. The authenticity certificate issued and signed on our letterhead paper, along with a hard copy of the official document and the translation. It is proof that our translation service is genuine and authentic, and the certified translation carried out by us will be accepted and recognized in all government offices and departments. This certificate is also a guarantee to you that your translation is accurate and free from all kinds of errors.

We maintain the highest standards of quality and take pride in the translation work of our highly qualified and experienced translators. All our translators are genuine native speakers. They also have a deep understanding and knowledge in the subject that the translation project is related with. 

Understanding Certified Translation

Many of our clients do not know what certified translation means. In many situations, a certified translation becomes necessary to certify its accuracy. If you are submitting a draft, contract, patent document, or a medical file, it needs to be a certified translation for legal purposes. This certification comes from legally accredited officers appointed by the South African Courts. Once a translated document is accompanied by a certificate that the translation is certified, it cannot be rejected by any government office and department. Therefore, certified translation assumes so much of significance in government offices across South Africa.

Fast and accurate Certified Translation Services

It is our aim as a professional translation service provider to provide fast, accurate and reliable certified translation services to our clients. We value the time of our clients and understand how important time factor can be for your translation requirements. We as a translation service provider always make sure that the translation project is completed and delivered within the specified deadline. If you are desirous of getting your documents translated in high quality and quick time, our services are the best for your needs.

When is it necessary to go for certified translation?

If your official documents in a language that is not English and you need to submit them to a government department, it is necessary for you to get their certified translation. It could be a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or a character certificate written in a language other than English. If you want to use such documents for legal purposes, you must obtain South Africa certified translation for such documents.

The process of obtaining a certified translation

We have made the process of obtaining certified translation very easy for our customers. All you need to do is to send us a scanned copy of your documents, you can either upload the documents via our online form or you can simply send them to [email protected] or [email protected]. One of our customer service assistants will receive your translation request and give you a quote within 15 to 30 min. Once you agree and complete the payment using our easy and flexible payment options, work on your translation project will start immediately. In most cases, we send completed translations within 48 hours of receiving them. However, some documents may take more time depending upon the word count and the language complexity.

Notarized translations

In addition to our certified translation services, also offers notarized and apostille. Notarized translations are generally requested by government agencies. Apostille translation requires authentication from Dirco as documents are sent in foreign countries.


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