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Why do I need a certified translation and what type of certification do I need?


Issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK, an Apostille is a legal certificate which validates the authenticity of the signatory of another document for international use under the 1961 Hague Convention. For example a Statutory Declaration which has been signed by a recognised UK Notary Public, translated and certified, would be of no use abroad without an Apostille.

Countries which are members of the Hague Convention will accept the Apostille as providing full legalisation, while other countries may require completion of further procedures.

Further links:
+ Using the FCO Apostille Service or go to Foreign & Commonwealth Office home page
+ Member States of the Hague Convention or go to Hague Conference on Private International Law home page

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I am glad to have found TransAction online. They had, by far, provided the best and most reasonable translation quote. They were very helpful unlike some other companies who provided just a quotation. TransAction certainly made the extra effort by asking the purpose of the translation and ensuring that I checked with the embassy [which documents I required] and if a certified translation issued in the UK is acceptable in Costa Rica. The translation was done promptly and I received the translated documents within a week. I will definitely use their service again if needed.

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