Useful Translation Details

For certain procedures (naturalisation, marriage, etc.), the original documents concerning the person must be stamped and signed by the translator. If this is the case, please inform us so we can arrange delivery of the originals by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt.

For translations to be used abroad, and procedures at your diplomatic representations (embassies, consulates), please check with the competent authorities to verify the legalisation procedures that you must carry out personally prior to translation (apostille, notary, certified copy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Commerce, etc.).

 

Legalisation of the translator’s signature :

If your translation is to be used in France, the signature of the expert translator does not need to be legalised and you can present the translation as provided to the authority requesting it.

If your translation is to be used abroad outside the EU, the signature of the expert translator may need to be legalised. It is therefore imperative that you make enquiries before having this information translated and communicated to us. Legalisation is carried out by the town hall, by a notary public or by the Chamber of Commerce. This procedure is not included in the translation service.

Apostille procedure :

If the country of destination (the one in which the document and its translation will be used) has signed the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 (see list of States that are parties to this Convention), you will have to present the original and the certified translation to the apostille service of the Court of Appeal to which the person who legalised the signature of the sworn translator belongs.

If the country of destination has not signed the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, you must present the original and the certified translation to the legalisation office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then to the consulate or embassy of the foreign country concerned.

The above information has been provided for information purposes only. We advise you to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, competent embassy or consulate for any information concerning the steps to be taken or documents to be provided.

Liens utiles :

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1400

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/services-aux-francais/legalisation-et-notariat/faire-legaliser-un-document/