If you want to live and work or study in the United States as a non-US citizen, you must obtain a student or work visa. This process can be time-consuming, which is why planning in advance is always recommended. This is a multi-tiered process that includes applying for and being accepted by a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), applying for your visa, and attending a visa interview.
In addition to these steps, you will also need to have all your official documents translated if they are not in English. But a quick translation won’t be enough. You need certified Chinese-English translations for your official documents.
If you’re not sure why this is necessary or where to start with the process, this post will give you a better understanding of certified translations and why they are required for legal purposes.
Which Chinese Documents Need Certified Translations?
As part of the visa application process, you must submit documented evidence supporting your application. Any supporting documents that are not written in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
The documents that must be translated for immigration purposes will depend on the type of application. Students applying for the F1 visa must have all their Chinese academic transcripts and degrees translated and certified. Since the required documents, their certified translations, and the suggested formats must meet immigration requirements, it is always best to work with an expert service provider that can guide you through the process.
Some examples of the kind of documents you might need to have translated as part of your visa application process include:
- Birth certificate (this is the most common document requiring translation)
- Police clearance certificate
- Bank statements
- Academic records
Please keep in mind that this is merely an indicative list – please refer to the exact checklist of requirements for the United States for a complete list of required documentation.
Almost every university and higher education facility requires certified translations of transcripts. If you are unsure whether or not your documents need to be translated by an accredited translator, we can always assess your situation and provide you with accurate advice.
The Importance of Certified Chinese to English Translations
Chinese migrants that want to live and work in the United States under a work or F1 visa (or any other English-speaking country) must have their Chinese documents translated by a certified translator.
Merely submitting a translated document along with your work or F1 visa application is not enough. Even Google Translate offers this service these days. But standard translations are not accurate for formal processes like migrating to the U.S.A. from China.
This is why you need the help of a professional language services provider if you want immigration authorities to accept your application. Day Translations can assist with translating documents from Chinese to English in the fastest time possible and deliver the highest possible quality too. Along with your certification, we can also provide you with notarization services should you need your documents notarized.
Failure to submit an accurate translation of your official Chinese documents could see your visa application process being significantly delayed. Certified document translation is a complex process, which is why it is imperative to only trust professional translation services with this matter.
What Does a Certified Translation Look Like?
A certified translation of your Chinese document will be a signed statement of the linguistic expert. The certificate of accuracy contains the full names of the translator and serves as a formal statement given by the linguistic expert to verify the accuracy of the document.
Certified Chinese to English Translation Services
Our team of translators is composed of translators that are certified by professional translators’ associations like the American Translators Association. We provide quick and accurate Chinese to English translation services that Chinese individuals applying for visas and any other immigration-related processes might need. Our translation service is also USCIS certified and guaranteed to be accepted by the USCIS.
Here at Day Translations, we make use of the Chinese chop and emboss all our certified translations to authenticate the documents. The Chinese chop is a seal used in China to sign documents and important paperwork and resembles the appearance of a wax seal on a letter.
All our certified Chinese-to-English translations are USCIS endorsed, are done by professional translators, and are accompanied by signed and stamped Certificates of Accuracy.
If you’re a Chinese national looking to work, study, or immigrate to the U.S., we are able to provide you with certified translations from Chinese to English and promise guaranteed acceptance of all certified translations. Our prices are very competitive, and we offer certified translations for any personal documents, including:
- Birth certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Diplomas and academic qualifications
- Criminal records
Your Trusted Chinese Translation Partner
Whenever Chinese documents are translated for USCIS purposes, it’s always best to trust a certified translation company. Specific rules must be followed when it comes to USCIS accredited translation services that are set by the federal body itself. Some of these rules include that every page of the document must be stamped and signed. The document must also be accompanied by a Certificate of Accuracy.
Day Translations has an office based in Shanghai. We’re located at 15/F L’Avenue, 99 Xianxia Road, Chang Ning District. Being based in China means that we’re accessible and, on the ground, when you need us most. Our offices not only offer certified translation services but also boast a team of highly qualified linguists that can assist with any and all language-related services, including native interpreting and turn-key localization services for any language.
We can translate all types of documents from Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese to English (and any other language, to be frank). Whether you need technical instructions translated or medical journals, we’re the one solution to all your language needs!
As an accredited member of the American Translators Association (A.T.A.), Day Translations offers reliable certified translation services throughout China, all the way from Beijing to Shanghai, Hong Kong to Chengdu.