Whether you are an individual applying for a family-based visa or an employee bringing over foreign-born workers, you will need some official documents translated into English for the immigration petition. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that you provide a “certified translation” of important Spanish documents. This Transpanish post talks more about what exactly a certified translation is.
The paperwork you need to fill out when petitioning for a visa for a loved one or worker can be overwhelming and seemingly endless. But having a translation agency translate your documents from Spanish to English can take some of the pressure off.
Here is a list of some documents USCIS may ask for that you will need to have translated:
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce decree
- Police records
- Curriculum vitae
- Letters of recommendation
- Change of name documents
You will need to include a copy of the Spanish language original, the English translation, and a separate page certifying that the translation was done by someone proficient in both Spanish and English. While you may speak some Spanish, if it’s not your native language, having a professional translation agency take care of translating these critical documents will ease your mind. A good translation agency will be able to provide an English translation of your Spanish documents that uses accurate terminology. And spending a little extra money for your translations will save you the stress of fiddling with document formatting.
Putting together a packet for an immigrant petition is a headache in and of itself. By contracting out your Spanish to English translations, you can concentrate on making sure that the rest of your paperwork is perfect and accurate. Professional translators will ensure that your Spanish to English immigration translations are accurate. They take pride in knowing that their translations will be a perfect addition to your immigration petition. Let your translation agency help you make sure that your loved one or potential employee has the best chance possible for being granted a visa.