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 15 years, Lingwella has translated over 17,000 various personal documents from/into Russian and 49 other languages for 6,500 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 mailing address by express delivery service (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 civil documents is $15 per document. This price includes layout of translation in the text editor MS Word with maximum conformity to the original document appearance. Notarial and postage services are charged additionally.


Marketing and PR Translation

company presentations, price lists and product catalogs, restaurant menus, labels, leaflets, flyers and booklets, CVs and business cards, commercial offers, email newsletters, advertisements in mass media and social networks

IT Translation

localization of mobile applications and other software, user interfaces, documentation for developers and users, instructions for hardware and software, feature articles and reviews

Website Localization

corporate websites, online stores, landing pages, personal portfolio websites, websites of non-profit and public organizations, thematic portals, blogs, forums


slogans and taglines,
promotional videos, flyers and brochures,
advertising campaigns

Legal and Financial Translation

all types of contracts and agreements, company incorporation documents, court decisions, certificates and licenses, financial and accounting records, tax declarations, invoices, audit reports, customs documents, tender documentation

Technical Translation

operation, installation and maintenance manuals, technical data sheets, corporate standards and specifications, engineering drawings, charts and diagrams, graphic documentation, questionnaires and reports

Machine Translation Post-Editing

machine translation followed by meticulous proofreading and editing by a professional translator with an extensive experience in working with various MT engines

Proofreading and Stylistic Editing

careful revision and editing of your texts or translations for grammar, spelling, punctuation and style by a highly qualified native Russian linguist, correction of all errors and inconsistencies

Desktop Publishing

professional layout of translated pages by a skilled layout designer to maintain the original document appearance and ensure maximum adaptation of your media content