Certified translations in Kuwait?
Thread poster: Peter Adolph

Peter Adolph
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May 7, 2012

A client of mine has been asked to submit a certified translation of an extract from a patent's office into English.

Can anyone tell me more about this requirement from Kuwaitian authorities? Will they accept a certified translation made by e.g. a German translator who is state-authorized in translation from German into English?

The client has told me that the translation will be legalized afterwards.

Knowing that the 'certified translation' requirements/systems differ between countries, I wonder if anyone would happen to have knowledge in this area/this part of the world?



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. May 7, 2012

Certified just means that you attach a piece of paper saying that you certify that it's a true translation. I imagine that's the same the world over. You say it's being legalised afterwards, and the way in which that's done will vary from country to country.

[Edited at 2012-05-07 19:11 GMT]


Peter Adolph
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'certified' vs. 'sworn' May 7, 2012

thanks for commenting, Phil. Yes, I know about this, but not everyone does. I'm not so certain that it's only a 'certified' translation which is required as it's an authority requirement; usually authorities want something more official, e.g. like a sworn translation made by a state-authorized translator.

I'm state-auth. in DA-ES-DA here in Denmark, but the Danish legal system has this recognized term 'state-authorized' which means only people with this specific exam can produce legally binding translations. In the UK, the way to go around, as far as I have understood, is to have a translation agency do the translation and afterwards the general manager/legal representative of that translation agency issues a certificate on the quality of the translation.

But what is usually required in Kuwait when the authority says the applicant must produce a 'certified translation'?


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