Translation of Personal Documents

Are you a non-Russian citizen planning to visit Russia for certain contractual, educational or immigration purposes? In compliance with requirements of the Russian legislation, in most cases you will need to have your civil documents translated into Russian language and certified by a Russian notary. Particularly, notarized translation of personal documents will be necessary in the following cases:

  • obtaining Russian citizenship or a temporary residence permit in Russia,
  • official employment or education of a foreign citizen in Russia,
  • registration of marriage with a Russian citizen,
  • settling heritage-related or other legal matters.

The most common personal documents we translate include: passports, ID cards, birth certificates, marriage and divorce certificates, driver’s licenses, diplomas, school leaving certificates, work record books, military records, powers of attorney, statements of consent, apostilles, certificates of state registration of rights, certificates of employment, letters of recommendation, bank statements, etc.

Over the past years, Lingwella’s in-house translators have translated over 10,000
different documents from/into Russian and 40 other languages for 3,500 clients.

When translating civil documents, we pay special attention to the accuracy of holder’s personal details and preserving all source data. All translations are double checked and formatted in MS Word with maximum visual similarity to the original document appearance.

If necessary, we can provide notarial certification of any translated document to make it legally valid throughout the entire territory of the Russian Federation (and in certain cases abroad). Thanks to our long-lasting cooperation with a local notarial office, translations of your documents can be officially certified by a state-licensed Russian notary within just one hour. Your presence is not required. All you need to do is to send us scanned copies of your documents, and we will take care of the rest. The ready notarized translation will be delivered to your address by express mail (preferably DHL).

Alternatively, we can offer you certification of translated documents by our corporate seal and translator’s signature. This option may be appropriate in certain cases as well (most commonly, for translation of customs documentation and for personal documents issued in Russia that need to be submitted to foreign embassies, healthcare or educational institutions).

Our minimum charge applied for translation of a civil document is $15. The price includes layout of translation in MS Word with maximum conformity to the original document appearance. Notarial and postage services are charged additionally.