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We work with sworn translators registered with the Court of Appeal, who are qualified to provide signed, stamped translations of official and legal documents (from French to English and English to French).

We are happy to provide these services for companies and for individuals.

Some of our freelance translators are also sworn translators for other languages, so please don't hesitate to contact us with your needs.

In order to provide a certified translation of a document, we generally need an original version of your document. In some cases, this original will also need to be stamped by a Chamber of Commerce or a Consulate. Please make sure you plan sufficiently in advance to meet your required deadline.

 

Certified translation FAQs:

1. What is a certified translation?

=> A certified translation is a translation that a sworn translator certifies as a true and faithful translation of the original document. He also signs, stamps and dates the document and gives it a unique serial number for the purpose of traceability.

2. What kind of documents require a certified translation?

Usually, this kind of translation is requested for personal data documents (birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates, ID card, driving licence, diplomas, etc.) or for official company documents (company registration documents, balance sheets, contracts, etc.).

3. How long does it take for SETS to complete of a certified translation?

Generally speaking, for personal data documents, you can assume a 48-hour lead-time if you bring us your original document and come and pick up the translation in our offices. If you send the document by post and and need us to send it back to you, please allow ten days. Obviously, the length of the document must also be taken into consideration. To speed up the procedure, we also accept an initial scanned version of your document by e-mail, so that we can start working on it before we get the original (by post or if you bring it in person). For official company documents, delivery time depends on the length of the document. Please contact us for more information.

Please note: some organisations/state agencies may request that you go to the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce to have the translator's signature checked and authenticated, or that your original document has an apostille added to it. Please check if you need any of these before you contact us and plan extra time for these procedures (especially for the apostille, which takes a lot of time and needs to be added to the document before we translate it).

Témoignages

Excellent! I am flying off this afternoon so we are on schedule! That's perfect!

Thank you and see you soon.

Pierre Personnet, Environment Director, EMEA, Rio Tinto Alcan (Aluminium production, Human resources, Health, Safety and Environment)

 

Hello,

The Client has validated the documents. He thanks us for having kept the deadline and compliments you for the quality of the translations.

I hope we have an opportunity of working with you again in the recent future.

Yann Renoul, (Civil engineering and building, Hydraulics, Standards)

 

Références

Bureau Veritas, Bureau Veritas' website (Civil engineering and building, Standards, Health, Safety and Environment)

Bureau Veritas is an international group specialising in the inspection, analysis, audit and certification of products, infrastructure (buildings, industrial sites, equipment, ships,e tc.) and management systems in relation to regulatory or voluntary standards.

We regularly translate documents such as vulnerability analysis reports for buildings, mainly from French to English but also from Spanish to French.

Pomagalski, Poma (Standards, Human resources, Sport, Transport)

Poma is a leading gondola lift manufacturer. It supplies cable transport, gondola and ropeway systems (ski lifts, funiculars, various material transport, urban gondolas etc.).

We mainly work with Poma for certified translations (trade and companies register extracts, audits, various legal certificates, etc.).