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pr card renewal - visa translation + certified copies

Old Aug 2nd 2013, 9:31 am
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hi,

little confused as to what is required...

essentially cic ask for english or french translation of passport pages that are not in english or french, however can this be done by a colleague/friend without it being notarized?
(the cic website states that if the translator IS a member of an official translation organisation, an affidavit is not required, but no mention of anything if the translator IS NOT a member of an official translation organisation i.e. a friend who is able to translate)

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...sp#translation

rang cic three times and received three different answers, so at a bit of a loss as to the next step!

any thoughts most welcome,

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The only things I could find were:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resourc...p/cp12-eng.pdf

2.5. Who may translate documents

Any person, other than a family member, may translate a document in support of a citizenship application. A family member is defined, for the purposes of this policy, as being a: parent, guardian, sibling, spouse, grandparent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or first cousin. This policy also applies to an applicant’s spouse (if applicable), that is, a spouse’s brother, sister, etc. cannot translate a document for an applicant.

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Translation of documents

Any document that is not in English or French must be accompanied by:

the English or French translation; and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation; and a certified copy of the original document.

Note: An affidavit is a document on which the translator has sworn, in the presence of a commissioner authorized to administer oaths in the country in which the translator is living, that the contents of their translation are a true translation and representation of the contents of the original document. Translators who are certified members in good standing of one of the provincial or territorial organizations of translators and interpreters of Canada do not need to supply an affidavit.

Important information. Translations by family members are not acceptable.

A friend or colleague could translate but you would need a sworn affidavit by the translator per the instructions above.


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thanks for that, although does that therefore mean i will have to arrange for my colleague to turn up and get the paperwork notarized himself. and then the same for the other languages that need to be translated...

either that, or find a commisioner of oaths for each of the languages involved.

seems that it could be a logistical nightmare, and unfortunately it is only relevant due to the fact that the stamps are from 2003, but are old passport. (they require photocopies of all passports held within the last five years).

just photocopies, not certified copies thankfully.

ay carumba.

thanks again!
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thanks for that, although does that therefore mean i will have to arrange for my colleague to turn up and get the paperwork notarized himself. and then the same for the other languages that need to be translated...

either that, or find a commisioner of oaths for each of the languages involved.

seems that it could be a logistical nightmare, and unfortunately it is only relevant due to the fact that the stamps are from 2003, but are old passport. (they require photocopies of all passports held within the last five years).

just photocopies, not certified copies thankfully.

ay carumba.

thanks again!
You are very welcome.

One thing though - 5 years would be 2008.. so why the need to translate stamps on a passport from 2003?




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