What's the difference between a certified and business order, and how do I know which one I need?
We offer two different types of translations: certified and business. Which order type you need will depend on how you're using your translation. To learn more about how each order type is priced, click here.
A certified translation is made using our corporate letterhead and comes with a statement of certification in PDF format. Typically, if the translation is for official use with any type of authority (government, education, legal documentation, etc), you will need a certified translation in order for it to be accepted. If your documents have any kind of signature on them, it's a good indication that you will need a certified order.
We guarantee acceptance with USCIS, and we recommend checking with other authorities prior to placing your order to ensure we can meet their requirements.
A business order is completed by the same professional translation team as our certified orders, but the final translation is delivered back to you as an editable Word document. This type of order is commonly selected for brochures, unsigned contract templates, and employee handbooks, among other things. Business orders are not usually accepted by official authorities.
If you aren't sure which type of order you need, you're welcome to place a free quote and we will gladly provide our recommendation. Choose whichever type of translation you think you need on the quote form, and we will let you know if we would recommend another type when we send your quote to you.