Legal documents translated from foreign languages need to be certified in order to be presented in the UK. This includes but is not limited to an affidavit, also known as a Solemn Declaration or a Statutory Declaration. This type of statement must be sworn before an authorised person and is destined for use in court. The individual making the statement swears before a judge, solicitor, or another authorised official that the statements are true and complete. Translation must be performed by a certified translator, proofread and edited for absolute accuracy. The certified translation is then attested before a UK notary public to be a faithful copy of the original, and receives the official seal. Further information on this topic is available from our Certified Translation UK website.