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Korrelat Legal English can provide authorized translations and otherwise adheres to the rules and recommendations of the Swedish Association of Authorized Translators.


An authorized translation is an official document that has been officially verified after translation. Authorized translations are used for the translation of official documents that are needed to be presented to official authorities or other institutions for legal or official purposes. Some uses for certified translation may include regulatory or official documents, transcripts and certificates, and immigration documents to name but a few.


In most cases, an authorized translation will have an annotation or attached cover sheet stating that the translation is accurate and correct. It also bears the signature of the translator and the seal (rubber stamp and/or adhesive label) of the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.


In Sweden, the authorization of translators is regulated by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency. You can learn more about authorisation, the professional title and regulation of authorized translators at following website: http://www.kammarkollegiet.se/eng/interp/trans.html.


Are you sure you need an authorized translation? An authorized translation is not necessarily of better quality. In normal translations, translators are allowed to give personalized styles and tone to the translation using their cultural knowledge for the target language. Certified translations are otherwise. Authorized translations must be exactly the same as the original document. As a consequence, an authorized translation may in fact be of lesser quality in the sense that the resulting language may be awkward or difficult to understand.


Also, there are many ways a translation can be certified depending on the use and nature of the document. Individual countries’ local laws govern authorized translations. It is important to know what is required by the organization or authority requesting the translation.