Chinese student living in US, what certification should I get to do translation/interpretation work?
Thread poster: biaoliu

United States
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Jun 19, 2013

Hi everyone, my question is in the topic, many thanks! A little background:I have a master's degree in global management, looking to do some freelance work. Many thanks!


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Requirement Jun 19, 2013

First of all, make sure your visa allows you to work while holding student status. Otherwise, you could end up in a lot of trouble.


LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
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Hi. You don't need any certifications -- you may get some if you'd like Jun 20, 2013

You really need a work permit -- I think students are only allowed to work a certain numbers of hours, like 20 hours a week, at the campus, or something like that. You have to check the details, because there are different types of visas.

You would need a certification for court -- to work as an interpreter, but you really have to be a US citizen to work for most courts.

[Edited at 2013-06-20 14:08 GMT]


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