Visa Translation Services for Visa Applications


    Espresso Translations is your reliable partner for visa translation services. Our focus is on delivering fast, competitively-priced translations with the highest degree of accuracy and precision while strictly following UK government certification guidelines.

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    Our official visa certified translation services


    Espresso Translations offers a professional visa certified translation service that is guaranteed to be accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration service. It includes an official translation together with a certification of accuracy in accordance with .gov guidelines.

    If you are applying for a visa abroad, we can help with that too. We have court-approved sworn translators located around the world who can provide professional translations that are officially recognised by foreign embassies or consulates. 

    Visa application translations cost from just £30, including free delivery of the digital copies. In addition, we offer notarised, sworn, legalised and apostille translation services if you need to submit your official documents overseas.

    A quote for a visa application translation can be requested online. Just send us clear, legible scans of all your paperwork electronically, and we will get back to you within the hour. The whole process can be done remotely, from the comfort of your own home. 

    Translations can typically be done within a couple of days but for urgent translations, we offer a 24-hour turnaround and same-day delivery. 

    Once your translation is complete, we will send it via email in digital format. We can also post you a hard copy for a small fee starting from £5. Your accurately translated personal documents will be returned to you with the same layout as the originals, making it easy for the authorities to compare the two.

    The table below gives a brief overview of our visa document translation service:

    Accepted ByUK Visas and Immigration, Home Office, Consulates, Embassies
    Translator CredentialsAccredited translators with 5+ years of experience
    Quality Assurance ISO 17100:2015 Certified
    PricingFixed-rate pricing starting from £30 (+VAT)
    Turnaround Time48 hours, 24 hours, Same-Day Delivery
    DeliveryFree digital delivery. Postal shipping from £5
    Supported Document FormatsPDF, JPG, PNG, Word, and more
    LanguagesOver 150 different language combinations
    Types of DocumentsBirth certificates, Passports, Marriage certificates, Bank statements
    Additional ServicesSworn, Notarised, Apostille translations
    AreaUK, Europe with international coverage

    What is a translation service for visa documents?


    A translation service for visas involves translating supporting documents from their original language into the target language. In the UK, visa applicants must submit documents translated into English or Welsh by a professional translation company. Outside the UK, sworn translations of documents such as birth certificates, criminal record checks and passports may be required, particularly in civil law countries such as France and Italy. 

    Do I need to translate documents for a visa application?


    If any of the documents you submit as part of a UK visa application are not written in English or Welsh, then they will need to be translated. You must seek certified translation services, as this is an official requirement of the UKVI and allows your translated documents to be independently verified by the Home Office.

    If you are applying for a visa abroad, the type of translation required for a foreign visa application varies from country to country, and you should check with the requesting authority or local embassy as to exactly what is required. They should provide you with confirmation as to which documents they need, as well as the type of translation and whether an apostille is required.

    What documents need to be translated for visa applications in the UK?


    When applying for a visa in the UK, the documents required are listed below:

    • Passport
    • Confirmation of legal residence
    • Bank statements or payslips
    • Proof of accommodation
    • Travel itinerary
    • Previous travel documents
    • Tuberculosis test results (certain countries only)
    • Letter from employer
    • Business registration documents
    • Letter from an education provider
    • Birth certificate
    • Adoption papers

    The documents required will vary depending on your reason for visiting. Different documents may be needed to accompany a travel or employment visa. You may need to provide further documents at the request of a decision maker, which will also need to be translated.

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    In the United Kingdom, our UK visa certified translations are accepted by the Home Office and the UK Visas and Immigration service. Our high quality professional service means that we provide our customers with the exact type of visa certified translation to meet their application requirements.

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    Do I need to translate documents for tourist visa?


    Visitors to the UK from certain countries will need a visitor or tourist visa. To apply for this, you will need to submit certain documents in English. These include proof of income to show that you can support yourself during your stay in the country. You may also need other documents, such as evidence of accommodation or the purpose of your visit.

    Can I translate my own documents for a UK visa?


    You cannot translate your own documents for a UK visa. For official use, translated documents such as birth certificates or passports have to be done by an independent third party who is properly qualified to translate such documents and certify their accuracy. 

    To ensure your translation is accurate and to have your documents verified by the Home Office, you must use the services of a professional translation provider.

    Who can translate documents for a UK visa?


    Accredited and professional translators can translate documents for UK visas. By adding their signature and stamp to the translation, they are legally certifying that it is a true and accurate translation of the original document. 

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    What does a translated visa certificate look like?


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    Here is an example of a translation certification:

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    Where can I find certified translators for a UK visa?


    If you need a certified translator for a UK visa, we can provide official UK visa translations for all of your supporting documents. With our efficient service, everything is handled online. All you need to do is send us clear scans of your documents by email or our online form.  

    We have a broad network of certified visa translators, meaning we can produce legally valid translations in English from over 150 different languages.

    Where can I find visa translation services in London?


    Espresso Translations is a visa translation agency in London, renowned for its reliable service and for providing translations of visa documents that you can trust will be accepted by the relevant authorities.

    Whether it’s translations for a UK work permit, or the translation of English documents for a Thai visa, our reliable, friendly service will help you determine the exact type of translation you need.

    Where can I find the best visa translation services near me?


    Espresso Translations is known as one of the best visa translation services worldwide. As the entire translation process is done remotely, we can assist clients based anywhere in the world.

    As an ISO-certified translation provider, our translators have over 5 years experience and only ever translate into their native language. Get in touch to discover our great service and let us help with your professional application.

    Where can I find cheap visa translation services near me?


    Espresso Translations offers affordable translations of your legal documents. Quotes are calculated based on the language pair, the number of words to be translated and the complexity of the formatting. We operate a clear pricing system and charge per page or per word.

    How long does it typically take to get documents translated for a visa application?


    Many documents such as birth certificates can be translated in just 24 hours.  Alternatively, for urgent translations, your document can be ready in a matter of hours with our fast service.

    How much does it typically cost to translate documents for a UK visa application?


    Prices for certified translations start at £30 (+VAT) with free delivery of digital copies. Notarised translations verified by a notary public cost from £90 (+VAT). For documents submitted to UK public authorities, a certified translation will usually suffice.

    How do I certify a translated document for a UK visa?


    A certified translation for a UK visa will be accompanied by a statement of truth. This features the name and address of the translator, as well as the assertion that the translation faithfully represents the original. Moreover, it will bear the signature of the translator or translation company.

    What do our clients say?


    We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, including speedy support and comprehensive guidance from our project managers. Check out our customer reviews:

    I recently utilized the certified translation services offered by Espresso Translations, and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed. From start to finish, the entire process was seamless and efficient.

    – David

    NHS

    The translations provided by Espresso Translations were of exceptional quality. The accuracy and precision with which they translated my official documents were impressive.

    – Paul

    British Embassy

    What is the translation requirement for a UK visa?


    The translation requirement for a UK visa means that each document submitted as part of the visa application process must be translated into English or Welsh and fully certified.

    What are the UK student visa translation requirements?


    For a student visa, all supporting documents will need to be translated. You will need to provide the standard ID documents together with a letter from the academic institution confirming your enrolment in the course of study.

    Do I need to translate my birth certificate for a UK visa?


    You will need to translate your birth certificate to apply for a UK visa if you are under the age of 18. If you are adopted, you will also be required to translate your adoption papers.

    Do I need to translate a bank statement for a UK visa?


    You will need to translate your bank statements to apply for a UK visa. These are needed for the disclosure of your financial situation to prove to the UK authorities that you can support yourself during your stay in the country.

    How to translate a birth certificate to English for a UK visa?


    You can get a certified birth certificate translation into English from a professional translation agency. At Espresso Translations, it can be requested online without the need to send any physical documents to us. Send us a clear, legible scan of your full form birth certificate by email or via our online form.

    What is a certified translation for a UK visa?


    A certified translation features a written legal declaration from a certified translation agency affirming that it is a true and accurate translation of the original document. This statement also includes the name, contact details and signature or stamp of the translator or translating company. 

    What is a UKVI approved translation?


    United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) require all supportive documents to be translated and certified in either English or Welsh. 

    The most commonly requested documents for translation as part of a visa application are:

    • Passports
    • Birth certificates
    • Bank statements
    • Letters from employers
    • Letters from education providers for students

    Please remember, it is important that all certificates and other documents submitted as part of a visa application are professionally translated. UKVI require certified translations which can only be done by approved translators and that can be independently verified by the Home Office.

    How do I translate a document for a visa?


    Each document that is needed for a visa application in the UK has to be written in English. Any document that is written in another language will have to be translated before being submitted. The translation will be certified and stamped with an accompanying statement of truth attesting to its accuracy. 

    Send your document for translation to us through our online form or by email. We will get back to you within an hour with a quote and a turnaround time for your translation. 

    What is the minimum English language requirements for UKVI?


    In order to apply for a student or a skilled worker visa in the UK you will need to prove you can read, write, speak and understand English to at least a B1 level on the CEFR scale. You can do this by passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT)  from an approved provider or holding a qualification from a UK academic institution.

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    How much does a certified translation cost in UK?

    The cost of a certified translation will depend on the language pair, the length of the document and the complexity of the formatting. At Espresso Translations, prices start from £30.

    Who can certify a translation in the UK?

    A professional translator or translation agency can provide legal translations in the UK.

    How can I get a translation for a foreign visa?

    If you are applying for an overseas visa, for example if you need a Dutch translation of your documents for a study visa in Holland, we can help. Our team of experts can offer guidance and advice to help you understand whatever documents foreign governments may require. 

    How do I get an official translation of a document UK?

    To get an official translation of a document in the UK, contact Espresso Translations now and we will get back to you with a free quote within the hour. Give us a call or send us an email along with the following information:
    – The language pair
    – The country you will need to submit your documents in
    – The exact requirements of the requesting entity

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