Certified translation

Symbol picture certified translation: a round stamp of a translator

Do you need a certified translation for official purposes?


I can help you to translate your:


  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • death certificate
  • school certificate
  • diploma
  • diploma supplement
  • transcript of records / academic record
  • driving licence
  • contract
  • certificate of good conduct / criminal record
  • reference letter
  • medical report
  • proof of residence
  • affidavit
  • or other official documents and important papers


I offer certified translations from and into the following languages:


  • English into German
  • German into English
  • French into German
  • German into French
  • Danish into German
  • German into Danish

What is a certified translation?

Some authorities require that the translation is issued by an officially court-certified or sworn translator. This is called a certified translation (also authorized translation or notarized translation).


As a translator sworn in by the President of the Higher Regional Court Dresden, Germany, for the English language (in Germany referred to as "öffentlich bestellter und allgemein beeidigter Übersetzer"), I am authorized to certify my translations in the language pair English-German. Do you need a certified translation from or into French or Danish? No problem. Thanks to my network of certified specialist translators, I can also quickly help you out here.


A certified translation carries the stamp and signature of the translator. It is tamper-proof and is accepted by all courts, public authorities, institutions and employers in Germany. If you wish, you can also get an apostille or legalisation for the use of the translation in other countries.


Certified translations are of permanent document quality and comply with the guidelines for the translation of legal documents.

Procedure and price – receiving a certified translation

Please send your documents as a photo/scan (easy to read) via e-mail or as a print via mail. Please indicate if you are sending original documents. You can also come by my office in Leipzig to hand in your documents in person. If you want to do so, please make an appointment with me beforehand.


I will send you a free quote based on the documents submitted. After your confirmation of order, you will receive the certified translation within a few working days.


If desired, I can send you a draft of the translation via e-mail in advance so that you can check if everything is ok. If this is the case, I will print your translation on high-quality paper and certify its completeness and accuracy with stamp and signature. Afterwards, I will send the translation to you by registered mail. If you wish, you can also pick up the certified translation personally at my office in Leipzig.


Of course, I will keep an electronic version of your certified translation so that I can quickly send you another copy whenever you may need it.

Important information on certified translations

Please note: The attestation clause on the translation must state whether I have received the original, a certified or uncertified copy of your documents. Therefore, please contact the institution to which you would like to submit the certified translation beforehand to find out what conditions apply regarding the recognition of the translation. However, you can send me your documents as a scan or a photocopy for a first quote.

Request a free quote for a certified translation

Call me today to discuss your project or simply use the contact form to get your free and non-binding quote for a certified translation within minutes.

Sprach- und Übersetzungsservice

Ralph Smyreck, M. A.


Wichernstraße 30
D-04318 Leipzig


Tel.: +49 (0) 341 23 35 04 54

Mail: post@topuebersetzung.de

Bus 72/73

S-Bhf. Anger-Crottendorf

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