Johannesburg, Sworn Translation Meaning

What is the meaning of Sworn Translation? A person is recognized as a Sworn Translator in South Africa when he has been authorized by a court in South Africa (Sworn in/ took an Oath before a judge) and is therefore able to issue sworn translations. The main point about this is to give him the authority:

  • to translate official documents
  • to includes a statement affirming the completeness and accuracy of the document, usually «I name of the translator am competent to translate from ___language ___ into language, and certify that the translation is true and accurate to the best of my abilities
  • To certify it through their signature and corresponding stamp

Sworn translators can certify, through their signature and corresponding stamp, that their translations are faithful and accurate, using the formula designed to that end usually ” This way it is ensured that the content of the document has been translated properly and is therefore as genuine as the original document.

What are the common uses of a certified translation? What kinds of translations are commonly certified?

Clients may need certified translations for many reasons. Procedures with government departments like applying for a visa in an embassy or applying for a permit in Home Affairs, obtaining a driver’s license, claiming public benefits often require certified translations.

Similarly, legal proceedings, both civil like an adoption petition or divorce proceedings and criminal, may demand certified translations.

Educational institutions like SAQA  also require foreign candidates to submit certified translations of application documents like  diplomas, degrees and  transcripts

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Sworn Translation Meaning South Africa has been authorized by a court in South Africa (Sworn in/ took an Oath before a judge)
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