Legal Translation

USCIS Naturalization Requirements for Homeless Individuals

In 2020, the estimated number of homeless individuals in the United States was approximately 580,000.  A person may be homeless due to various factors, and some reside in shelters while others survive on the streets.  Applying for citizenship is a significant process for most individuals, but the challenges are even more daunting for a homeless […]

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Need a Legal Translation of a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a useful arrangement to have in place in certain situations, however, for families across international borders, there can be challenges to ensuring translated versions meet legal requirements.  It’s also more common today to need an official apostilled and certified legal translation of a Power of Attorney. If you will need […]

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Translated Documents for Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad is exciting.  Living in a foreign country with a family of a different culture and possibly a different language provides students with insights, perspectives, and knowledge they won’t get from any other experience.  However, a great deal of preparation is involved, from the application process to compiling all the required […]

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Global Businesses Need Professional Translation

More and more businesses are expanding past their home country’s borders to attract potential customers in other countries.  Today, it’s not uncommon for an international tourist to be able to enjoy many of the same stores and restaurants abroad as they do within their country of origin.  While worldwide business opportunities expand a company’s potential […]

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Four Classifications of Immigrants to the United States

The United States provides an average of one million immigrants with lawful permanent resident status each year.  Most immigrants choose California, New York, Florida, and Texas to start their new lives.  Most immigrants come from Mexico, followed by India and China.  Yet people choose to immigrate to the United States for various reasons.  Overall, there […]

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Expanding Translation Requirements Continues to Hold Interest

According to a report published by the Center for Immigration Studies in 2018, 67.3 million U.S. residents (a combination of native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) speak a language other than English in their homes.  This represents a 100% increase from 1990.  While few people are surprised that California leads the nation in non-English speakers, […]

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Overcoming Translation Challenges in Financial Transactions

Financial transactions take place in every facet of our lives.  From daily banking transactions to international contracts, our world revolves around money.  Accuracy and clarity are essential for building trust and successful results in all of these dealings.  People will not keep or invest money in financial institutions that are not accurate, honest, and reliable.  […]

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Five Challenges Facing U.S. Immigrants

Getting to the United States and completing the legal process to enter the country legally is challenging and rewarding for thousands of immigrants every year.  Unfortunately, the challenges don’t cease once the person crosses the border.  Regardless of their country of origin, establishing a new life in the United States is hard work.  These five […]

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Why Transcreation in Legal Translation is Important

It would seem that most legal translations are very straightforward.  Precision and accuracy are priorities, so it would seem a word-for-word translation from one language to another is best, but in reality, this is not always the case.  Translation, or the act of converting text from one language to another, is subject to many nuances […]

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Legal Requirements to Translate Consumer Contracts

Depending upon where you live and work in the United States, the number of people you do business with who don’t speak English fluently or at all could be significant.  A 2013 article in the National Review reported that only 2 percent of West Virginians reported themselves as non-English speakers on the 2010 Census compared […]

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