English translation guidelines for documentation

If any of your documents are not in English, you must submit the original and a fully certified translation by a professional translator or translation company. This includes your financial documents.

For applicants who are already in the UK

Translation must include:

  • details of the translator or translation company's credentials
  • confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • the translator or translation company's contact details

It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator or an authorised official of the translation company.

For applicants who are overseas

The original translation must contain:

  • confirmation from the translator or translation company that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • the date of the translation
  • the full name and signature of the translator or of an authorised official of the translation company
  • the translator or translation company's contact details