When translations are involved with institutional purposes or legal proceedings, you will often be asked to get a certified translation service before submission, such examples are, submitting a marriage proof to the Hong Kong immigration or applying for a visa at a foreign consulate in Hong Kong.
A notarisation service will only be required for limited occasions.
What documents often need a certified translation?
Academic records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, financial statements, visa documents or medical records.
Procedures of getting a certified translation service in Hong Kong
Step 1) Get prepared for the requirements
If your translation is for the purpose of immigration / emigration, marriage, governmental use or applying for visas at a foreign consulate, you have to get it certified.
However, to save you the cost and avoid of rejection, you have to ask the institution where you are filling at which documents do they need to translate. In normal case, all supporting documents will need a certified translation service, that the piece of translation and a printed certificate of accuracy under Spear’s letterhead that is signed by our representative will serve the purpose.
Spear also delivers sworn declaration service at HAD, where our linguist representative will present the translation and declare under oath that the certificate and translation is authentic and accurate.
Step 2) Send us the documents for quotation
As original copy is not required, you can send us a scanned copy or image to our email or Whatsapp, or visit our office in person.
Spear has 2 offices in Hong Kong:
Kwun Tong, a representative office where you can drop off copies of documents.
Address: Suite 2311, 23/F, BEA Tower Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
San Po Kong, where our project team work and based.
Address: 803, New Tech Plaza, 34 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Our representative will guide you the process and deliver a quotation to you in 1-2 working days.
Step 3) Payment
Deposit your payment or pay by bank transfer with regard to our bank information on the quotation.
Step 4) Translation and Certification
The translation will be completed within a day or two in the appropriate format. Our project manager will then contact you for approving of your names, dates, and any other contents.
Step 5) Delivery
A certificate under Spear’s letterhead will be issued and printed out together with the translation. The sworn declaration service will take part if required. We will send you the document by courier or you can come to our office and get it in person.
For more about our Hong Kong Certified Translation service, please contact our representatives in Hong Kong.