Certified Visa Translation Services


Do you need your visa translated? If you want fast, affordable visa translation services performed with the utmost accuracy in accordance with US government guidelines, then contact Espresso Translations today.

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USCIS certified visa translations for various use cases


If you anticipate having any dealings with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), we recommend getting a certified translation of your visa to ensure compliance. When Espresso Translations provides this certified visa translation service, the expert translation will be delivered along with a statement that the translation is certified as complete and accurate that we guarantee will meet government guidelines.

If you don’t yet have a visa (so you are planning to apply for a visa abroad), Espresso Translations can help with that process as well. Our extensive network of professional, court-approved sworn translators extends around the world, so you can be sure that our work will be accepted by embassies and consulates in the target country. 

The cost for a translated visa application starts at only $30, and this includes free delivery of digital copies of the translation. Espresso also can provide notarized, sworn, legalized and apostille translation services, which you may need if you will be submitting official documents to a foreign country.

Provided you can attach a clear, complete and legible scan or electronic copy of all your paperwork, you can get things started without having to leave the comfort of your home. This is because everything can be done remotely. Use our online form, attaching the relevant documents, to get a quote for your visa application translation project. Espresso Translations will respond to you with a quote within an hour. 

For a typical project, we can usually return the requested translation in a couple of business days. In a rush? Espresso’s team of certified translators offers both a 24-hour turnaround and a same-day delivery service for an additional fee. 

You will receive our professional translations of your personal documents in digital form. Our translations use the same layout as your originals, so that the authorities can conveniently compare the two. We send the translations to you by email. If you need printed copies, we can send them to you via postal mail for a minimal fee that starts at $5.

For a quick overview of our visa document translation services, the following table sums up the facts:

Accepted ByUS consulates, embassies, the USCIS and more.
Translator CredentialsAccreditations plus at least 5 years of experience.
Quality Assurance Espresso is ISO 17100:2015 Certified.
PricesFixed-rate prices start at $30 (+VAT).
Turnaround TimeDelivery options for 48 hours, 24 hours, or Same-Day
DeliveryFree digital delivery. Postal shipping starts at $5.
Supported Document FormatsPDF, JPG, PNG, Word, etc.
LanguagesMore than 150 different language combinations.
Types of DocumentsVisas, Visa applications, birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, bank statements, legal documents
Additional ServicesSworn, Notarized and Apostille translations.
AreaBased in the US with international coverage.

What is a certified translation for a US visa?


A visa translation service means translating the visa or supporting documents from their original language into the target language. USCIS requires that visa applicants submitting documents to the United States must be sure that a professional translation company has translated any foreign language into English. A “certified” translation comes with a signed certificate that attests that the translation was done accurately.

Those submitting documents outside the US may need to submit sworn translations of birth certificates, criminal record checks, passports and other documents. This is most likely in civil law countries like France and Italy. 

Do I need to translate documents for a US visa?


Visitors to the US from most other countries will need a visitor or tourist visa. The only exceptions are citizens of Canada, Bermuda, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. If your country is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you can instead (with some exceptions) use an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which is easier to get than a visa.

Everyone else will need to submit certain documents in English to apply for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa.

What are the USCIS translation requirements for a US visa?

If any of the documents you submit for a US visa application (see below) are not already in English, you will need to get them translated. If you will be an immigrant, as opposed to a temporary visitor, your translated documents must be certified in order to be accepted by the USCIS. This tells the USCIS that the document is an accurate translation of the original.

If you are seeking a visa for a short trip to the US, you will not need certified translations of your documents, but getting certification will add credibility to your application and its supporting documentation.

United States citizens applying for a visa from another country should check with the relevant embassy to learn about the specific requirements in that country.

What documents need to be translated for a visa?


When applying for a visa in the US, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Your passport
  • A completed application form (plus the fee payment)
  • Your photo
  • An explanation of why you want to travel and the purpose of the trip
  • Proof of your ability to pay for all the costs of your trip.

If any of these documents are not already in the English language, you will need to get them translated.

Other documents may also be required based on your reason for visiting. These could include:

  • 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
  • Death certificate

Ask Espresso Translations for a quote for our professional USCIS translation services.

USCIS Certified translation services of Visa application accepted by:

In the United States, our certified visa translations are accepted by the US Citizenship Immigration Services, plus US embassies, consulates and more. With Espresso’s extensive experience in providing certified translations, you will be a satisfied customer who receives the exact type of certified visa translation you need for a successful application.

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Who can translate documents for a US Visa?


You should hire professional, accredited translators such as Espresso Translations when getting documents translated for a US visa. An extra step to boost your chances of success is getting certified translations, which means that the translator adds a signed and stamped certificate to the translation with their legal declaration 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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How do I translate a document for a visa?


The efficient service at Espresso Translations is provided online. We can provide official translations for all the supporting documents you need to apply for a US visa. Just send us clear scans or electronic copies of your original documents. You can do this by email or by using our online form.  

Espresso Translations boasts an extensive network of certified visa translators in many countries. This means that we can provide legally valid translations between more than 150 different languages.

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


One of the best visa translation services in the world is at your fingertips right now! Espresso Translations can handle the entire translation process remotely, meaning that we can and do assist customers located anywhere in the world.

Espresso is an ISO-certified translation provider. Our professional translators have at least 5 years of experience and only translate into their native languages, so you know you will get an accurate translation. Ask for a quote now and discover our great service.

Can visa translations be done online?


Yes, absolutely. The translation process can be handled electronically from start to finish. Make sure you have electronic copies (or clear scans) of the documents you need to have translated. Then fill out the online form for Espresso Translations to get a quote within one hour. Your translated documents will be returned to you online (with printed copies to follow by postal mail if required). It can all be done from anywhere in the world.

How long does it take to get a visa document translated?


Many documents such as birth certificates can be translated in just 24 hours. Naturally, longer or more complex documents may have a longer turnaround time. If you need the translation extra quickly, however, you can ask for the Espresso Translations expedited service, which returns your urgent translation in a matter of hours so you can meet your deadlines.

How much do visa translation services typically cost?


A certified translation of your visa will have a price starting from $30 plus tax, which includes free delivery of digital copies. Translation prices for notarized translations verified by a notary public start at $90 plus tax. A certified translation will usually be accepted for most purposes.

Espresso Translations is a certified translation company that specializes in affordable visa translations. Our quote for your translation cost will be based on the number of words or pages to be translated, the complexity of the document’s formatting, and the source and target languages. Our translation costs are reasonable and are made clear at the start.

How can I verify the authenticity of a translated visa document?


When you get a certified translation of a U.S. visa or a U.S. visa application, it should have attached to it a certification of its accuracy. The certificate includes the translator’s name, address and contact details, plus their statement the translation is a true and faithful rendering of the original document. The certificate will also carry the signature of the translator or translation service 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:

Espresso Translations takes pride in providing excellent customer service. Our translations are delivered promptly, and our project managers can give you helpful guidance on the best way to handle your project. Best of all, you don’t need to take our word for this! Our reviews will show you what our clients think:

– David

HHS

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.

– Paul

US Embassy

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I translate my own documents for a visa?

If you are applying for a US visa, you can translate your personal statement about your reasons for traveling if you are confident in your ability to translate a document into English. For translations of official documents like the application, your passport, and so forth, you should hire a professional translator or translation agency with the proper qualifications to translate these documents and certify their accuracy. Proof that the translation is accurate will increase the acceptance rate for your documents.

For immigration translations, you should know that any USCIS translations will need to be certified, which means you must use the services of a professional translation provider to create a certified English translation to ensure USCIS acceptance.

Are visa translations required for all countries?

For US visas, all documents must be submitted in English. Requirements vary in other countries, but if the country you are traveling to has a different official language than the one your documents are in, it’s a pretty good bet that you will need to get translations done. We recommend calling the relevant embassy to be sure you know what you need.

When you are ready to get started, just get in touch with Espresso Translations for an affordable, accurate translation service

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