How to become an official translator in UK
Thread poster: ALA LAL

Romanian to German
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Sep 6, 2015

I am a translator in Romania, certified by the Romanian Ministry of Justice. How could I obtain the same status in UK?
What are the necessary steps. (I am university graduate- 2 universities, I have experience as a translator and as a teacher-more than 10 years)

Thanks o lot for the future answer...


Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:07
Hebrew to English
Easy Sep 6, 2015

There's no such thing as an "official translator" in the UK.


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:07
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Contact the CIoL Sep 7, 2015

While anyone can call themselves a translator in the UK, you can join the CIoL and/or the ITI

You will not automatically be able to join, but with your qualifications and experience, they can tell you what is necessary.

The Dip.Trans, an exam set by the CIoL, is a respected qualification, and members of those two institutes are the nearest you will get to official translators in the UK.

Best of luck.


Romanian to German
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thanks Oct 10, 2015

Thanks a lot for the answer.



Sarah Miller
United States
Join CIOL Oct 12, 2015

Its absolutely right, you can join CIOL and can serve professional linguistic throughout the globe.


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