Certified Translations in the Philippines

Orange Translations provides certified document translations through its translation office in Makati, Metro Manila.

When submitting translations for legal purposes you will often be asked to provide certified translations, for example when you apply for a visa at a foreign embassy in Manila or file documents at Philippine government offices. Examples of such documents include birth certificates, marriage certificates, CENOMAR, police clearance, medical records, and others.

Disclaimer: We know that our certification format is accepted by most government agencies and embassies. Over the years we have provided hundreds of certified translations, which are generally accepted for all legal purposes. Also, we are accredited by the German, Austrian, Belgian and Czech embassies in Manila, among others. However, occasionally there are situations that some government agencies and embassies have different requirements and do not accept our translations. For that reason, we always recommend that you ask the office where you are submitting the documents about their certification requirements.

Upon request we can also provided notarized translations (this is usually not required in the Philippines). Working closely with a notary we can offer a seamless notarization process.

The Process

In most cases, the process of obtaining certified translations takes around 3-5 working days.

Step 1: Submit your documents

A. Usually, the most convenient option is to email your documents to phil@orangetranslations.com or use the "Quick Quote" contact form on this page. We do not need the originals. A scanned copy or picture on your smartphone is fine.

B. Alternatively, you can drop off copies of your documents (please do not leave originals with us) at our Makati translation office: LKG Tower, 37th floor, 6801 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Please also tell us where you are planning to submit the certified translations (which embassy or government office).

Step 2: Quotation

We will analyze your documents and will usually contact you within a couple of hours to let you know the cost, turnaround time and our bank information, should you decide to move forward.

Step 3: Payment

Proceed to any branch of Union Bank or BDO to make your payment. Please send us a quick message once you have completed the deposit.

Step 4: Translation and certification

We complete the translation and email it to you for approval. That way you have the opportunity to check the spelling of names, dates etc. and confirm that you are happy with everything.

Step 5: Delivery

We print and certify the translation with dry seal and signature, email you a scanned copy in PDF for your records and send you the hard copy by courier (usually LBC). This is included in the price. We also enclose an official receipt (OR) with the documents.

For further details about certified translations in the Philippines, please contact Orange Translations Makati (Metro Manila) office

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