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"What is the best way to translate my own US birth certificate for legal purposes?"

You cannot translate your own US birth certificate for legal purposes, as USCIS requires an impartial translator to ensure accuracy and impartiality.

According to USCIS requirements, the translator must be competent in both languages and provide a certification of accuracy, which the applicant cannot do themselves.

A certified translation of the birth certificate is essential for U.S.

immigration applications to avoid delays or rejection.

The translation must be done by a registered translation company and accompanied by a signed letter confirming accuracy.

The certification of a translated birth certificate should state that the translation is complete and accurate, with the translator's full name, address, and phone number, along with their signature and signing date.

Notarization is not always required, but a certification statement is mandatory.

USCIS operates with English as its working language, and by law, all non-English documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Common documents that require a translation include birth certificates, death certificates, passports, marriage and divorce certificates, and academic transcripts.

Failing to submit a translation at the time of filing can lead to delays or rejection of the application.

When submitting a translation, include your name, phone number, email address, the source and target language of the document, and the document itself.

Some translation companies offer packages that include translation, certification, and notarization of the birth certificate.

To ensure compliance with USCIS standards, the translator should be a registered translation company with a 100% acceptance rate.

Translation companies may have varying delivery times, so it's essential to ask for a quote and delivery time before submitting your document.

You should review the translation for accuracy before submitting it to USCIS.

Some translation companies may offer a separate affidavit to have the birth certificate notarized, which may be included in their package deals.

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