Certified Translations

I specialize in providing certified translations of official documents such as birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates, police records, academic records, diplomas, etc.  Certified translations include a copy of both the original and translated texts as well as a signed certificate of accuracy with my ATA-certified translator seal.


The fee for certified translations of official documents is 60.00 USD/page. I do not charge additional fees for taxes or PayPal. A notarized affidavit, if needed, is an additional 15.00 USD. Payment is required in advance and can be made by check or PayPal.

If you need a certified translation

Email a scanned copy of the document you need translated to njpenne@msn.com. Please include your name, contact information, and where you would like the translated documents mailed, if applicable. I will respond with an exact quote and turnaround time.

Additional information about certified translations

Certified translations may be required by many governmental agencies, including: USCIS, the Department of Internal Affairs, the Justice Department, embassies, consulates, and the police. This type of certification does not require a notarization. Some institutions, including some US courts, universities and foreign governments may require a more detailed certificate of accuracy or affidavit certifying the accuracy of a translation, and may also require a notarized signature. If you are unsure whether you need a notarized certificate or affidavit, please contact the agency or institution requesting the documents.

A note about academic records

Please note that the translation of academic records does not include evaluating grades or degrees and assigning them a US equivalent. If the school to which you are applying requires your grades to be converted to the US equivalent you will need to send the translated documents to a transcript evaluation service.