A marriage certificate is an official recorded document issued by a governmental authority that proves that the couple listed on the marriage certificate have a legal marriage. In most areas, a marriage record is part of the public record.
Your marriage certificate usually contains who married who, when you were married, where you were married, who performed the marriage ceremony and who attended.
To be acceptable as a legal document, a marriage certificate needs to show the state seal or be imprinted with a seal/stamp. Keepsake marriage certificates are not legal documents.
Is A Marriage Certificate The Same Thing As A Marriage License?
Yes. Different countries, authorities and regions call this document by different names including: marriage license, wedding certificate or wedding license, marriage record, certificate of matrimony, certified certificate of marriage and other names.
Why Would I Need My Marriage Certificate Translated?
If you’re married and apply for your Green Card (permanent resident visa in the U.S.), then the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asks you to submit a certified translation of your marriage certificate.
How Else Can I Use My Translated Marriage Certificate?
Marriage certificates or marriage licenses are typically used when proof of the marriage between two persons is required. Some examples are:
Applying for immigration
Applying for social welfare benefits
Opening joint bank accounts
Claiming the life insurance of a spouse
Claiming government benefits due to a spouse
How Can I Get My Marriage Certificate Translated Quickly And At Low Cost?
Because of their important legal status, marriage certificates need to be translated clearly, precisely and free of error. We recommend that you use only a certified translator to translate your marriage certificate.
iTi has made it fast and inexpensive to have your marriage certificate translated. Just go to the Certified Personal Document Translation page on our website. Read the details and click the “Get Started Now” button. One click brings you to our Translation Order Form where you’ll fill in 15 or less short fields.
Our step by step automated online system is simple to follow and takes little time. Within 24 hours you’ll have a high quality translation of your marriage certificate sent to you via e-mail. You’ll also receive:
2 hard copies (print copies) of your certified translated marriage certificate
2 hand signed, certified and notarized print copies of your translated marriage certificate mailed to you by the end of the next business day
Can I Order With My Smart Phone?
You can order with any smart phone, tablet or other similar electronic device. That’s convenience! Just take a picture of your marriage certificate and upload the picture to us. The translation is affordable. Your translated marriage certificate or any other 1-2 page document cost $100. Add $50 for each extra page.
We Translate Many Short Documents Within 24 Hours
Here’s a partial list of some of the important legal and other documents iTi can quickly translate for you:
Foreign birth certificates
International adoption documents