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mlconnections
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Jan 8, 2007

Does anyone know if a translation that is certified in the US is considered legal in Canada?

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xxxPRen  Identity Verified
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That depends Jan 8, 2007

Hi Jill, I think that would depend on the organization requesting the translation. As far as I know, in my province (Alberta), when registry offices require translations, they instruct the clients to find certified translators, meaning those who are members of CTTIC (ATIA). A US certification would not work.

Paula


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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
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i may suggest the following Jan 9, 2007

What do you mean by "legal", i wonder..

Anyway, I may suggest that in order to be recognized as 'legal' it's better be notarized, not (only) certified.

Alfter that, to make it 'legal' in Canada, it is better to legalize the US-made notarized translation in the Canadian Embassy or Consulate.

After that it should work anywhere in Canada, I strongly believe.

(from personal experience i am more aware about 'the other side" - i mean my translations of personal documents for US citizens: passports, marriage certificates, etc. are recognized by the US authorities (like courts and INS) without any notarization / legalization, just with my certification letter. And i am neither ATA nor CTIC member, - just a translator with a translation degree verified in the US and Canada - nobody had ever asked for a copy of verification though)))




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mlconnections
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Thanks Jan 9, 2007

Thank you both for the information!

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