If you need to submit a document in a foreign language you must first have the document translated and then send the original document with the translation to us. You will have to pay for any costs involved.
The work should be carried out by an individual who is professionally accredited or a translation company which holds the same accreditation. If the translation is carried out by an individual it will only be accepted from individuals who are accredited members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) or the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). If the translation is carried out by a company, rather than an individual, then that company should be accredited by either the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) or the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).
A translation carried out by an accredited person or organisation will be presented on headed paper showing the ATC or CIOL logo or will carry the ITI 'seal'.
- ATC translations will only be accepted from companies holding either Full or Overseas Membership, and will not be accepted from those with Affiliate or Associate Memberships.
- ITI translations will only be accepted from members of the ITI holding Qualified or Corporate Membership. Translations from those with Associate or Student Membership levels will not be accepted.
- CIOL translations will only be accepted from Fellows (FCIL) and Members (MCIL) of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). Translations from those who are listed as Associates of the Institute (ACIL) will not be accepted.
Translations will also be accepted from embassies and High Commissions.
Association of Translation Companies
Unit 28, Level 6 North
New England House
New England Street
Tel: 01273 676777
Fax: 08450 582590
Remember to specify that you will need details of companies with either Full or Overseas Membership.
Institute of Translation & Interpreting
South Fifth Street
Tel: 01908 325250
Fax: 01908 125259
Remember to specify that you will need details of individuals with either Qualified or Corporate Membership.
Chartered Institute of Linguists
48 Southwark Street
Tel: 020 7940 3100
Fax: 020 7940 3101
Remember to specify that you will need details of individuals who are either Fellows or Members of the Institute.