Sworn translations

A little ‘handicraft’ from English and Russian into Dutch

Sworn translations

If you or your company are going through a legal or administrative procedure for which you need the sworn translation of one or more document(s) from English or Russian into Dutch, you have come to the right place. As a sworn translation has exactly the same legal value as the original document, official authorities request, for example, the translation of a birth certificate from abroad (in the context of a marriage or legal cohabitation with a partner of foreign origin in Belgium), a diploma (for those who want to enrol at university) or proof of income (for those who want to take out a loan abroad). Also, if your foreign company wants to open an additional branch in Belgium (or vice versa, your Belgian company wants to move abroad), the sworn and legalized translation of the articles of association will be requested.

In order to do this, I took the oath as a translator at the Brussels court and successfully completed an additional compulsory training. As such, I have a unique registration number in the National Register for Translators and Interpreters (the ‘VTI number’) and I have my own stamp so I can provide your translation with it, as requested by the authorities.

If the document is intended for use in Belgium, the official wording in combination with my stamp and signature on the back of my translation will suffice. If you need to submit the translation abroad, you still have to go to a separate service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with my sworn translation.

Authenticity and precision

Sworn translations require more ‘manual work‘ than other translations. Printing both source text and translation is a must. In addition, the certified translation goes through at least one extra round of proofreading to be 100% sure that literally every character, every number, every emblem, and every name is not just included in the translation but is also transcribed error-free and in the correct place.

To be honest, I like the authenticity that comes from the perfect lay-out (which holds few secrets for me) and from the stamp and signature. It is a piece of ‘handicraft’ that I am happy to deliver to you, on paper, from my hands into yours.

In a nutshell

Sworn translator Russian – Dutch

Sworn translator English – Dutch

Own VTI – number and stamp

Extremely thorough letter – by – letter review

Extremely neat layout

Punctual and reliable delivery

An introduction

Working method

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  • what your discussions will be about (the subject),
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With this information, I can make a price offer for an interpreting assignment.

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