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Can a family member translate?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 07 Dec 2009, 17:01

Once I finally get all my documents and they need to be translated into Italian, can a relative do that. My step father speaks Italian. Could he do it or does it need to be an official translator from the government

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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Dec 2009, 17:30

DeFilippis78 wrote:Once I finally get all my documents and they need to be translated into Italian, can a relative do that. My step father speaks Italian. Could he do it or does it need to be an official translator from the government

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Where will you apply? Some consulates (such as New York City, last I heard) allow anyone to do the translations with the exception of divorce documents, presumably due to their complexity. Others require certified translators to be chosen from a list provided by the consulate.
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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 07 Dec 2009, 17:39

It would eventually be Philadelphia

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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Dec 2009, 17:50

DeFilippis78 wrote:It would eventually be Philadelphia

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I note the Philidelphia consulate does publish a list of translators, however it is not clear if they are required.

I have seen threads which indicate the Phili consulate will be closing soon. If so, you will probably be going to Washington, DC instead.
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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 07 Dec 2009, 18:00

Actually I live in southern New Jersey so Im assuming they would send me to NYC...I hope!

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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby misbris » 07 Dec 2009, 20:18

There is a consulate in Newark, NJ. That is probably where you have to go.

http://www.consnewark.esteri.it/Consola ... tadinanza/
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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 07 Dec 2009, 20:21

I was not aware of their being one in Newark. Thank you!

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Re: Can a family member translate?

Postby davidrainey » 07 Jun 2014, 16:53

Your relative can translate the your documents only if he is a certified professional translator.
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