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  • Sworn translator

    Our sworn translators take care of our sworn translations. A sworn translation is often referred to as an ‘official translation’. But not every document needs to be translated by a sworn translator. Some examples of documents that we translate on a daily basis include:  birth certificates,  general terms and conditions,  diplomas, wills and  mortgage deeds. Most of these documents are required for submission to official authorities and therefore require a sworn translation. A sworn translation bears the stamp, signature and declaration of the sworn translator.

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    17/07/2024 Veronica, Amsterdam

    “I have had a great experience with this service. I needed a sworn translation of my diplomas and it was done perfectly in 24 hours.”

    16/07/2024 Theo, Zutphen

    “snel, goede kwaliteit vertaling en klantgericht”

    15/07/2024 Jan, Sint Maartensdijk

    “Zeer snelle en goede communicatie, heel makkelijk bereikbaar, kwalitatief zeer goed”

    15/07/2024 Hanna Ekimova, Ridderkerk

    “Deskundig en snel”

    15/07/2024 Anneke Van Hillo, Veenendaal

    “Ik ben supergoed geholpen.aardige meneer en snelle service dank hiervoor”

    Annemarie Boers
    Annemarie Boers

    Over the past 30 years, I have gradually specialized in legal translations

    Professional, sworn translator

    Completely reliable. Strict security and confidentiality in accordance with the ISO 27001 standard applies to every translation job.

    Strict security and confidentiality according to ISO 27001.
    In addition to the Privacy Act (AVG), we have all signed a confidentiality agreement. Urgent Vertalen is one of the few translation agencies that, in addition to ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 17100 translation services, is also certified for the ISO 27001 information security standard. As a result, our processes meet very strict requirements on the basis of security, among other things, to provide extra protection for your documentation and data.

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    Completely reliable. Strict secrecy according to ISO 27001 applies to every translation job.

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    A sworn translation that is legally valid and certified by a sworn translator. 

    We use sworn translators to perform our sworn translations. A sworn translator has completed a translation degree program at a higher professional educational (hbo) level, and is authorized to officially translate official documents such as a  legal deed,  diploma,  Chamber of Commerce extract  or  birth certificate .  Translation bureau  Urgent Vertalen provides large international companies, small businesses and private individuals with all kinds of sworn translations on a daily basis.

    Choose the easy legalization process Urgent Vertalen offers

    Do you need a sworn translation  for use outside the Netherlands? In those cases, a sworn translation (usually) requires legalization. After legalization, the documentation will be accepted in the country of your destination. Choose the easy legalization process Urgent Vertalen offers. Leading translation bureau Urgent Vertalen, conveniently located in The Hague.  Because we are located a stone’s throw from the Court of The Hague, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CDC) and most consulates, we can offer the convenience of legalization at a very affordable rate. Your benefits include:

    We are around the corner from the embassy

    Extra fast

    No more time wasted due to mail delivery. No more time spent on collecting your documentation. We know the city of The Hague like the back of our hands and are happy to assist you.

    No extra charges

    Due to our many years of experience with legalized translations, we know exactly how and when your documentation will be accepted in the country of your destination. Our documents meet all requirements.

    More security

    No costs for fuel, parking or public transportation. And definitely no extra costs for delivering and picking up your documentation on different days.

    No precious personal time wasted

    Obtaining a legalization takes you at least half a day. For some countries you may even be forced to pick up the legalization a few days later, meaning that you will be traveling to The Hague once again.

    ISO 9001, ISO 17100 and ISO 27001 certified

    Professional sworn translations and legalizations

    Fast, reliable and at the best price

    Your translation in 3 easy steps

    step 1

    Send us a scan or photo of your documents by email

    step 2

    The sworn translation will be provided for you by a sworn translator as soon as possible

    step 3

    You will receive your translation per email first, followed by the hard-copy which will be delivered to you either by direct mail or courier

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    Your documents sworn translated in various language combinations

    Would you like to receive a sworn translation of a document of which Dutch is not the source or target language? Not a problem! Nowadays, there are more and more translators for a number of language combinations with English being the source or target language Think for example of a sworn translation from English into  German. Unfortunately, for some language combinations there are no sworn translators in the Netherlands and a direct sworn translation is not possible. This means that it is always necessary to have a sworn translation into Dutch performed first, and then a sworn translation into the target language. No worries. Of course, at Urgent Vertalen you can always expect a clear and attractive rate, in spite of the extra translation that is required.

    When is a sworn translation not required?

    A sworn translation is only required if you need a translation of official documents for official authorities. A regular translation is often performed for “personal use” and is often not intended for officialdom. We provide both translations with the highest possible quality.

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    What our clients are saying

    “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.”

    Romana Fasoli


    Rated 9.6/10 on average by our 2200+ clients

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    What is the price of a translation provided by a sworn translation bureau?

    We calculate the costs for a sworn translator based on the time the translator spends translating the document. Transparent and fair. The costs for the translation highly depend on the type of translation you need and the type of service you require. The price table below will give you a clearer picture of the costs.

    Professional Translation

    Translation by certified translator

    Native speaker of the target language

    High quality at a
    fixed, low rate

    Fast, affordable and quality guaranteed

    ISO-9001 and ISO-27001 compliant

    Starting at €0.10 per word, VAT excluded


    Not checked by another
    translator in accordance with ISO-17100

    Translation Extra Security

    Translation by certified translator

    Translation checked and edited by another translator

    High quality at a
    fixed, low rate

    Fast, affordable and quality guaranteed

    ISO-27001 and ISO-17100 compliant

    Optimal quality
    due to extra check

    Starting at €0.14 per word, VAT excluded


    Including check by another
    translator in accordance with ISO-17100

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    Sworn Translation

    Translation by certified translator

    High quality at a
    fixed, low rate

    Fast, affordable and quality guaranteed

    ISO-27001 and ISO-17100 compliant

    Officially recognized translation within the Netherlands

    Guaranteed acceptance of the translation by all Dutch authorities (including municipalities, courts, INS and educational institutions)

    Starting at €0.16 per word, VAT excluded

    Legalization service

    Global acceptance of the legalized documentation guaranteed

    Fast and highly affordable

    Time-saving; we will return the document(s) to you ready-for-use

    Money-saving; our service fees are often lower than your travel costs

    ISO-9001 and ISO-27001 compliant

    Starting at €37, VAT excluded

    Always a professional sworn translation

    By being sworn in, the translator undertakes to be conscientious and impartial, to behave as befits a professional sworn translator and to maintain confidentiality with regard to confidential information.

    In addition, Urgent Vertalen has its own privacy policy. If you are looking for more guarantee in addition to our privacy policy, we are of course prepared to sign a non-disclosure agreement drawn up by you.

    All our translators are native speakers and have earned their bachelor’s degree or higher. In addition, all our sworn translators have taken their oath at one of the courts in the Netherlands. Translators deposit their signatures with the relevant court, to enable the legalization of signatures on their sworn translations. This is what gives them the right to use the title of ‘sworn translator’.

    In order to obtain a sworn translation of the required document a clearly legible unedited scan or photo of the original document is sufficient for us. The document will be translated by one of our sworn translators, who is a native speaker of the target language. One of our dedicated project leaders will determine which sworn translator best suits the professional jargon used in your specific document. Next, a copy of the original will be printed out and attached to the translated document. The sworn translator provides the document with their signature and stamp, and adds their official translator statement. Now the sworn translation is an officially valid document.

    You can obtain a sworn translation of your document from translation bureau Urtent Vertalen into and from any desired language. For example, we provide sworn translations from and into English, French and German. But also from and into Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.

    A sworn translation is performed by one of our sworn translators. If the translation is required for use outside the Netherlands you will need to have the sworn translation legalised.

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    Languages often required in sworn translations

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A sworn translator is a translator who has been sworn in by a court and has therefore been given the authority to translate official documents. These translations have legal validity.

    When you need to have official documents such as diplomas, deeds, wills, or legal documents translated for official purposes such as immigration, studying abroad, or legal proceedings.

    A sworn translator is a translator who has been sworn in by a court and has therefore been given the authority to translate official documents. These translations have legal validity.

    Although many countries accept sworn translations, requirements may vary. We always recommend checking this with the relevant authority in the country of destination.

    A regular translator should in principle be able to translate any type of text, but does not have the official authority, nor the recognition to translate legal documents. A sworn translator has completed special training and has been recognized by the court to translate official documents.

    Many countries have registers of sworn translators. You can look up the translator’s name in these registers to verify their qualifications.

    Costs vary based on the complexity and length of the document, as well as the language pair. It is always best to request a quote from our translation bureau in advance.

    The duration depends on the length and complexity of the document. Simple documents can be translated in a few days, while more complex documents may take more time.