The short answer is “no”, but it depends on your intended purpose. Some translations can be performed and exchanged over email without having to submit originals or pick them up at a certain location. However, if your translation is intended for immigration, for example, you would need to submit the originals in this case.

The process that we always follow is to translate the documents and submit them to a public notary for approval. The notary compares the translation against the original and adds a seal confirming the authenticity of the originals and their copies. The same process is required for certified translations, where an agency or individual translator adds their seal to confirm that they have translated and are delivering an exact copy of the original. If you are ordering your translation from a distance, you might have to mail the originals to us and receive your translations by mail.

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