Who can be an interpreter for USCIS?

Who can be an interpreter for USCIS?

The interpreter you bring to your USCIS interview does not have to be a trained or licensed professional. The only eligibility requirements are that he or she be over the age of 18 and fluent in both your language and in English.

Does USCIS accept certified translation?

USCIS will accept certified translations printed from an electronic PDF file, which we include with all orders, and they do not require the certified translation to be notarized. See our USCIS translation guide for additional information.

What is a USCIS certified translation?

A certified translation is essentially a sworn statement affirming the translator’s ability to translate a document from the original language to the English language accurately for your immigration application.

How do I legally translate a document?

Though documents can be translated by a friend or relative, or notarized by someone with a notary seal, it is generally accepted that any legal documents must be certified in order to be accepted as true and unquestionable.

Can a family member be an interpreter USCIS?

In fact, USCIS explicitly says within its guidelines that “family members will generally be disfavored as interpreters if there is another qualified interpreter available to the customer.”

Can you bring an interpreter to citizenship interview?

You will be permitted to take the civics test in your native language. If you take the test in your native language, you must bring an interpreter with you to your interview. Your interpreter must be fluent in both English and your native language.

Does USCIS need original documents?

Applications and Petitions must be submitted in the original. USCIS requires documentation to prove the existence of relationships and facts in support of petitions and applications.

How do I certify my translation?

To certify a translation, a certification statement must be written and signed by the original translator or another translation specialist attesting to the accuracy of the translated document. If the translation is certified by someone other than the original translator, the certification statement must specify this.

Can I certify my own translation?

Note: Although there is no rule expressly prohibiting certifying a translation for yourself or family members, it is generally frowned upon. Such translations risk being rejected by the end user.

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