Having documents of inheritance translated

Having your inheritance documents translated by a specialized translation bureau? Translation bureau Urgent Vertalen is specialized in translating inheritance documentation with the highest possible quality.

When a loved one with assets abroad passes away, this entails extra concerns and work for the people left behind. Various notarial documents need to be translated and it is often also necessary to have the documents legalized or provided with an apostille. Translating documents such as wills and certificates of succession or executorship in relation to an inheritance is part of our daily work. We are well aware of all required procedures, in order for the translated and legalized documents to be considered official and be accepted by the relevant authorities. Do not hesitate to have you inheritance documentation translated by professional translation bureau Urgent Vertalen. Urgent Vertalen is conveniently located in The Hague, close to all consulates, the Court and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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As one of few translation bureaus, we are ISO 9001, ISO 17100 and ISO 27001 certified. This makes our guaranteed quality unique.

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Sworn translation of a will

Has a will been drawn up by a deceased person and did the deceased reside abroad? If that is the case, the will has to be sworn translated. Are you unsure whether the deceased has drawn up a will? This can be checked in the Central Register of Wills. You can check with the Central Register of Wills whether a will has been drawn up, if so, at which civil-law notary it was executed, and on what date the will was drawn up However, no substantive information from the will is ever shown To request the contents, you can contact the civil-law notary or the notary office where the will was drawn up. Once you have obtained the will, the next step is the translation of the will. A will must be translated by a sworn translator.

Translation of a will

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Swearing and legalizations

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Your translation in 3 easy steps

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Send us the text that needs to be translated per email, in Word or PDF format, or send us a scan or picture.

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Your translation will be quickly made for you by a professional (sworn) translator.

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You will receive your translation by email and, in case you requested a sworn translation, also by direct mail or courier.

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Sworn translation of your certificate of succession

With a certificate of succession, heirs can prove their right to an inheritance to the authorities that require this. A certificate of succession can only be drawn up by a civil-law notary. For example, a certificate of succession is requested when the deceased owned real estate, a bank account or pension abroad. A sworn translator with years of experience in the legal field can provide a translation of a certificate of succession.

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“Urgent Vertalen occasionally translates tender and quotation texts for us for French and English quotations that we draw up for our customers. Every time they do it spot-on, on all fronts. Urgent Vertalen is fast, flexible, good and they think along with me.”


“We quickly received a quote for the pages we wanted translated and immediately received a response when some things needed to be changed. Due to urgency, the documents were sent with DHL Express and we already received them the next day! That was really nice.”


“They are super fast and professional. They helped me with some extra information and have a handy online system for signing quotes. Everything went super fast and smoothly and I received the translations within a few days. Absolutely perfect!”


“I have already had documents translated at Urgent Vertalen twice. They are really nice and available. The documents are quickly translated and sent to my home.”

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Everything you need to know about Legal translations

A certified translator with legal expertise

Complicated documents. A will always has a specific structure and reflects the purpose and meaning of the text according to the wishes and requirements of the deceased. The translation of a will, a certificate of succession and a certificate of executorship must be provided by a sworn translator with legal expertise. It is very important that the translator has knowledge of legal jargon so that they are able to understand the source document and will translate it using professional jargon with the exact same legal meaning. It is therefore crucial that our legal sworn translators are aware of the latest additions and changes in the legal field. At Urgent Vertalen you can confidently have a certificate of executorship, a certificate of succession and/or a will translated to and from different languages, such as Dutch, English or Spanish. Also with translations into and from all other languages you have come to the right place at our translation bureau.

The will and the certificate of succession

If the deceased has not drawn up a will, the law determines who the heirs are. Are you interested in how this is legally established? For more information, check out the website of the national government: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/erven/vraag-en-antwoord/wat-is-de-wettelijke-verdeling-bij-erfrecht. If a will has been drawn up, it always states the wishes of the deceased. However, from the will it cannot always be determined who will receive the inheritance, as it is possible, for example, that the person who was to receive the inheritance has deceased. As a result, the inheritance must be divided differently than the deceased would actually have wanted. The certificate of succession therefore clearly reflects what ultimately really happens with the division of the inheritance.

Legalization service offered by Urgent Vertalen

If you have to settle an inheritance abroad, in some cases not only the sworn translation   will have to be legalized, but the source document as well. The legalization of documents and the provision of sworn translations is what we do on a daily basis. We work closely with the court, ministries and consulates, so we are always aware of any changes surrounding the legalization process. Our project leaders know and understand the legalization process inside out, and help ensure that your documents are accepted. Since we are conveniently located in The Hague, we take care of the legalization for you by bicycle. This saves time and ensures that we can guarantee you a competitive rate. We are happy to assist you in going through the legalization and translation process with you, so that you will not be faced with any surprises afterwards. Please don’t hesitate to contact  us.

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