Certified Translations


Certified translations

 I am a certified translator and interpreter of English and Czech. I will guide you through the whole process. Martina Levey

We are a boutique translation agency in Prague, Czech Republic and we translate and interpret from/to many languages (English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Greek and many others), legal and sworn translations and interpreting are the basis of our translation work. We are flexible, fast and professional.

What is a certified translation or interpreting? Also called official translation, sworn translation, court translation.

A certified translation/interpreting can be made only by a translator recognised by the Czech court. The translation is attached by the translator to the original (or official copy) and the translator´s  confirmation declaring that the translation corresponds exactly with the original. A certified translation is one which meets legal requirements and can be used in front of the courts, in public offices, weddings, citizenship applications etc.   These requirements vary from country to country. 

What does certified translation looks like? You will receive a certified translation in hard copy. The original document (or official copy) is bound to the translation and the translator´s declaration, signature and seal are attached. Most often, the translation is tied with a tricolour string (us official translators like to tie a bow).

I am a certified translator and interpreter of English and Czech. I work mostly in family law (weddings, divorces, child custody), commercial law, finance, real estate and marketing, but I love to venture into other areas such as gastronomy and travelling.

Don´t worry if you do not live in Prague or in the Czech Republic, you can send us your documents by post, if needed.

Our tip: Do you know that I am a recommended certified translator and interpreter of Czech and English by the British Embassy in Prague? This means I often translate birth certificates, wedding certificates, diplomas, employment contracts and other documents required for residency permits (after Brexit), passport applications and others both from English or to English. My husband is English so I have plenty of experience with British paperwork. Martina Levey

The most frequent certified translations are:

  • Legal documents and deeds – contracts, judgements, arrest warrants, laws, regulations, standards, decrees and other official documents
  • Official company documents – Memorandum and Articles, certificates of good standing, extracts from the Commercial Register
  • Tax returns, financial statements, audit and annual reports, tenders, economic reports and studies
  • All types of official documents – birth certificates, marriage certificates, extracts from Commercial Registers and Criminal Records, diplomas
  • translation of wedding documents and interpreting at the Registry Office and during the ceremony

Our tip: Four-eye rule When working on translations this is a matter-of-fact rule which is included in the price for translation. Two excellent translators, two pairs of eyes, work together on one translation. The first one translates the document, the second one checks it. Accuracy is guaranteed, or actually, the translation quality doubles.

Our tip: We often translate and interpret for weddings. We will arrange a reliable interpreter for you and translate all documents necessary for a foreigner entering into marriage in the Czech Republic. We will arrange a sworn interpreter for your ceremony. I interpret wedding very often a nd I am happy to help. Martina Levey

How we proceed – how to order translation

The easiest way to get a price calculation for a translation is to send us the text you need to have translated by email (scanned documents in case of sworn translations). We will agree the languages, and the term and price.

When will the translation be ready? Within the agreed term. We are able to make shorter translations on the same day or within a few hours, including birth certificates, diplomas, bank statements, declarations etc.

Send us an email to preklady@academia-levey.cz, call our offices in Prague 7, visit us in person. We have stunning views from our offfice and excellent coffee.

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