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Visa Application: Document Translations

Elite AsiaCertified TranslationVisa Application: Document Translations
18 February 2022 Posted by eliteasia Certified Translation No Comments

In response to worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19, countries around the world have been issued entry restrictions and visa suspensions for travelers. Some authorities are prioritising visa applications for travelers who are exempt from their travel restrictions. To avoid further delay, documents for visa application should be well prepared, and properly translated if required.

A visa is an endorsement issued by an authorised representative of a country to a foreigner that allows them to enter, remain within, or to leave its territory. To check and control the flow of visitors and to prevent illegal immigration and other activities, each country has a multitude of categories of visas, serving different purposes. Common types of visas include work visa, travel visa, business visa and student visa.


Examples of documents required

Work visa

  • Passport
  • Letter from current employer detailing your position
  • Proof of overseas residence
  • Business registration certificate of the employing company

Travel visa

  • Travel itinerary
  • Air ticket
  • Insurance coverage
  • Financial documents

Business visa

  • Proof of tax payments
  • Proof of business ownership
  • Criminal or court records pertaining to any arrest or conviction
  • Evidence of your position in the company and remuneration

Student visa

  • Latest school results, transcripts
  • Proof of financial support
  • Confirmation of acceptance for studies
  • Proof of parental or other guardian consent for student under 18
  • Tuberculosis test results

For some types of visas such as medical visa, specific supporting documents other than above-mentioned proofs are also required. To apply for a visa for medical treatment, a medical diagnosis from a local physician and a letter from a medical facility in the overseas country detailing the projected length and cost of treatment are the critical documents for application.


How to translate documents

Applicants are responsible for providing supporting documents for the visa application, making sure all documents are translated into the official language of the destination country. To avoid the translations being rejected and jeopardise the visa application process, it is worthy to seek for professional help from translation companies.

Online certified translation services are one of the most efficient and reliable solutions in the market. By uploading a copy on the platform, the translation company will advise the cost, turnaround time, delivery details and payment method. The document will be translated by the linguist once the payment is confirmed. The translated document is usually sent by email or delivered by courier within a couple of days after client review.


Benefits of using certified translation from translation company

Certified translators understand the terminology and translation guideline for different documents, translating the documents with the highest level of accuracy. A certificate of accuracy is also provided, attached to the printout of the translation, eliminating the risk of being rejected.

Online translation tools may appear to be a harmless quick solution by providing free translation, confidentiality is a serious concern especially for documents carrying personal information. While a professional translation company is committed to protecting clients’ confidential information upon signing a non-disclosure agreement, users can rest assured that their personal information will not be misused or mistreated.

From deciding which document should be translated, translating to certifying and notarising the document, a language service provider provides a one-stop service to assist you throughout the visa application process.

Elite Asia’s team of certified translators provide accuracy-guaranteed professional translation for the content of all types. Having not a single rejection received due to translation error since 2006, Elite Asia offers one-stop certified translation service with the cost up to 30% lower than the normal rate.

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