How to Translate Birth Certificates for USCIS

How to Translate Birth Certificates for USCIS

Birth Certificate Translations for USCIS

When immigrating to the United States, you’ll need to provide a copy of your birth certificate. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept English-language documents.

Therefore, when the time comes you will need to translate your birth certificate into English. USCIS will want your original birth record along with a simple photocopy of the original document, plus its certified translation into English.

Can you translate your own birth certificate for immigration?

This certified translation should be done by a professional fluent in both your native language and English. Unfortunately, you cannot translate your own birth certificate if you are going through the immigration process.

Therefore, we suggest you hire a professional translator. The translator must provide their name, signature, address, and date of certification to be in compliance with USCIS standards.

USCIS requires the long form version of your birth certificate

In order to be in compliance, you must provide the long form version of your birth certificate. Many governments keep both a short form and a long form version of an individual’s birth certificate on file. USCIS will need the format with the most possible information, including:

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. Date of birth
  4. Place of birth
  5. Parents’ full names
  6. A certifying seal that verifies the document is an original record

We can provide notarized translation affidavits

Each document you translate into English must be accompanied by a signed, notarized statement of accuracy. Therefore, you can save time and money by getting all of your translations completed and notarized at once. Metropolitan Translations can handle large volumes and rush requests from almost any language into English.

How long does it take to receive certified birth certificate translations for USCIS?

Most requests can be completed within 24 hours. When you work with Metropolitan Translations, you can expect:

  1. One hard copy of your certified translated document(s).
  2. A digital version of your certified translation sent to your e-mail.
  3. One hand-signed and notarized certificate of accuracy.
  4. Guaranteed USCIS acceptance.

Certified translations for USCIS use

Metropolitan Translations puts in the hard work so you don’t have to. We want your immigration process to go smoothly, so we strive to make the experience fast, easy, and 100% confidential. All you need to do is contact us to get started on your birth certificate translations.

Your order can be completed from any type of device, so there is no need to go back to the office to scan your documents. Simply take a photo of the document and upload it from any device. We’ll take care of the rest!

About Metropolitan Translations

Owned and operated by translation industry veterans, we focus on quality and not quantity (but we’re happy to handle large volumes if you need them!). Our translation service are prompt, reliable, and always culturally sensitive. Do you need translation services? If so, contact us today for a free, non-obligation quote!

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