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What does it mean when a translation is notarized?

by Joseph 18. December 2014 10:37

When the translation is notarized, it states that the notary public has verified the identification of the person who has certified the translation. The certifier attests that all of the proper, and standard quality procedures were followed in carrying out the translation. At no time during this process do the certifier or the notary attest to the accuracy of the translation. Even though the best quality processes may have been followed, there is still a possibility for error.

Not all certified translations need to be notarized but the notarization assures that the certification is not fraudulent.

While notaries have other responsibilities, the above-mentioned instances are those as they apply to translations. While some companies charge extra for notarization, we offer notarization for all our certified translations free of cost.

Notaries public in the United States do not have the same powers as notaries public abroad as they are not lawyers and are not members of the Bar Association. In the United States, notaries are appointed by the Secretary of State in each state and are granted a limited-duration commission – for four years in Illinois.

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