I am in the process of obtaining dual citizenship and I am required to obtain a professional translation for many of the documents I need to submit. The document from the consulate general of Italy states that:
Vital Records in languages other than Italian, birth, marriage, death certificates relating to the Italian side, marriage, birth relating to â€œintermediateâ€
You'd need to check with the Italian Consulate in Chicago to be sure of their requirements. Some consulates want you to select from a list of approved translators. (Am I correct that Colorado falls under Chicago's jurisdiction?)
For Detroit, I was able to submit accurate translations, not merely summaries of the documents, and mine were formatted in the same manner as the originals. I did not need to submit the credentials of the translator.
If Chicago does not have a specific list which you must choose from, you could ask at a language dept. in a local university or at an Italian cultural institute as well as commercial translation companies and compare prices.
DeFilippis78 wrote:I saw on their website its $40 to translate one page! Is that the going rate of all translators? Considering how many documents I would need it for, thats a hefty bill.
No that is certainly not the 'going rate' for all translators. My charges are much less but I do not advertise in forums. If anyone wants details of my charges you can send me a Private Message I will give you more details.
My translations have been accepted by various Consulates and Comunes - including (believe it or not) New York!
Oh My Goodness-I am putting together my docs for my appt in Los Angeles on Friday--The two docs I have overlooked to be translated (because I MAY have misunderstood) is the Letter of No Record and the Certificate of Nonexistence of Record--I beleived I had read that anything that needed to do with the naturalization of my GGF did not need this and I ASSUMED this fell into the same category--SHOULD I HAVE HAD THESE TRANSLATED??? If so--I need to find a way to do that today and tomorrow! HELP PLEASE!
Thank you for your quick response. I did have the NARA and New York County Docs translated (now I wonder why--the translator said she did them for herself when she went--but hey-she's the translator). WHEW!!