Guidelines for Official Translation of Documents


All translations must meet the following conditions:

  • Complete and literal (word-for-word) with no attempts to interpret or evaluate the credential

  • Prepared in the same format as the original document

  • Typed on business or school letterhead stationery

  • Signed by a translator attesting to familiarity with the foreign language

Official translations may be obtained from the following:

  • Consulate or embassy of the country that is issuing the document

  • Translation agency

  • Immigrant or refugee association in the U.S. representing the country issuing the document

  • The institution where the student studied

  • Faculty member of U.S. high school, college, or university (must signify his/her academic department and rank)