In South Africa, a sworn translation may be required when official foreign documents need to be submitted to an authority. Educational institutions and government entities generally require officially sworn translations in order to guarantee a binding translation of the original official documents that has been rendered word for word. Portuguese sworn translators are legally authorised to confirm that translations are complete and accurate as well as to certify them. Find out exactly what services they provide and when it may be necessary for you to make use of their services
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What is a Portuguese sworn translation?
Sworn translation bears an official stamp and signature from a translator who’s duly admitted at one of the High Court of South Africa. The stamp and signature ensure the recipient of the document that it has been translated by a sworn translator. Furthermore, the sworn translator certifies the authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the translation. The original source document or a copy thereof need to be attached to the translation in a fraud-proof way. Crossing out or adding text to a sworn translation makes the translation invalid.
Which situations require a sworn translation?
Expats who live and work abroad often need to submit foreign documents to official entities, such as Home affairs, immigration services and educational institutions. It is also common that companies that trade overseas have documents that need to be submitted to official institutions in another foreign country. In these cases, a sworn official translation may be required.
The requirements of sworn translations depend on the legal system of the country where documents need to be submitted. In South Africa, a translator must be authorised by the High Court, and must use an original (or a sworn copy of an original) in his/her physical presence as the source text. Translators may only swear by their own translations. There is no requirement for an additional witness (such as a notary) to confirm the authenticity of the sworn translation, however Sworn translations may be submitted to DIRCO for an apostille or legalisation.
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