Vaccination certificate translations

Do you plan on traveling abroad for the holidays, a business trip or volunteer work, for example? It may then very well be possible that you have to demonstrate that you have been vaccinated against specific diseases. Some countries recommend a vaccination or even make it mandatory, such as vaccinations against the corona virus, hepatitis or polio. Sadly, there are countries that deem the vaccination booklet (the so-called vaccination passport) insufficient. Translating a vaccination booklet or a vaccination certificate into the official language of the specific country ensures that it can be read on location. Often, shortly after departure, people find out that they still need to provide this. As we have years of experience in providing urgent translations, please do contact us for this. At Urgent Vertalen, the translation of a vaccination certificate is provided promptly.

When is the translation of a vaccination certificate necessary?

When a country is unable to read the international or European vaccination booklet or certificate in its own official language, they ask you to bring a sworn translation of the vaccination booklet or certificate on your trip. The necessary proof of vaccination may be related to the translation of a corona vaccination certificate or yellow fever vaccination certificate. As these requirements differ from country to county and changes take place on a daily basis, it is very important to contact the Dutch 'GGD' (Municipal Health Service), the embassy or the consulate of your country of destination shortly before departure to make sure you have the most recent information on the topic of mandatory vaccination.

Translating a vaccination booklet

Do you have an appointment for a vaccination soon? Then this vaccination is entered in the vaccination booklet (in case you purchase this or already have one). The vaccination booklet is international proof of vaccination. As the vaccination booklet is drawn up in Dutch, English and French, there are many countries that accept the vaccination booklet as-is. There is a more extensive version of the vaccination booklet as well, the so-called European Medical Passport. The European Medical Passport also includes the Spanish, Danish, German, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Portugese and Swedish languages. There are, however, countries where a proof of a (mandatory) vaccination must be presented in the national official language of that country, like Chinese or Turkish. When you possess a vaccination booklet and you have chosen to, among other things, have the corona vaccination included in this, it is advisable to have a sworn translator translate the vaccination booklet translate instead of individual vaccination certificates. More information on a sworn translation can be found here.

Translating a vaccination certificate for a visa application

When applying for a visa for a (longer) stay broad, it may be the case that the embassy or the consulate of that specific country asks you to provide vaccination certificates for specific vaccinations in the official language of the country. This means that you have to provide a sworn translation of your vaccination certificate. In doing so, the visa application for specific countries is often experienced as complicated and time-consuming. Documents often have to be legalised prior and after a sworn translation has been arranged. Would you like to know more about translating a vaccination certificate for a visa application or about the legalising of your documents? Please feel free to contact us.

Urgent translation of a vaccination certificate

We understand that you may need a translation of a vaccination certficate urgently. The vaccination often takes place shortly before departure, which means the urgent translation assignment for a vaccination certificate is given to us shortly before departure as well. Providing a translation within a short period of time is not a problem for Urgent Vertalen. We arrange various urgent translations on a daily basis, which means that we are used to quick action. Would you like us to provide the urgent translation of a vaccination certificate? Do not fret, we are at the ready. Moreover, because vaccination certificates are often standardised documents, a translation can often be performed within 24 hours!

Does a regular translation suffice?

An official translation is necessary because the vaccination certificate is an official document. An official translation is called a sworn translation. A sworn translation can only be provided by a sworn translator who has taken the oath in court and is subsequently registered with the court as sworn translator. When a sworn translation is finished, the sworn translator always affixes the necessary initials, signature and stamp. Reference is made to a unique number that can always be used to verify whether the sworn translator is actually sworn in and registered with the (Dutch) court. For more information on sworn translations, please go here. You can, of course, visit this page for more information on sworn translations. Naturally, you may also contact us by telephone if you have any questions about a sworn translation.

Why have Urgent Vertalen translation agency provide the sworn translation?

No urgency surcharge

We can often deliver a (sworn) translation to you within 24 hours, with no 'urgency surcharge'.

Qualified translators

Our translations are performed by qualified translators who are native speakers of the target language. We only work with qualified translators.

Save 36.8% on average

Feel free to compare our quote with another translation agency and draw your own conclusion.

100% satisfaction guarantee

You benefit from our 100% satisfaction guarantee with every translation, ensuring that your translation is correct.

No urgency surcharge

Qualified translators

Save 36.8% on average

100% satisfaction guarantee

We can often deliver a (sworn) translation to you within 24 hours, with no 'urgency surcharge'.

Our translations are performed by qualified translators who are native speakers of the target language. We only work with qualified translators.

Feel free to compare our quote with another translation agency and draw your own conclusion.

You benefit from our 100% satisfaction guarantee with every translation, ensuring that your translation is correct.

Which countries have a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy?

For an overview of the countries that have made the corona vaccination mandatory, please consult the website of the central govenrment or the GGD (Municipal Health Service). You may also ask the embassy or the consulate of the destination country about the corona vaccination. Some countries deem the translation of a recent negative PCR test sufficient. You can also have Urgent Vertalen urgently provide the translation of a PCR-test. Make sure you have the correct information in respect of any mandatory corona vaccinations or potentially the mandatory PCR test. This helps prevent unpleasant surprises.

Which language can I have my vaccination certificate translated into?

A vaccination certificate can be translated into any official language. This means we can provide a translation, inter alia, in Russian, Indonesian, Arabic and Chinese. However, it is important to verify whether the desination country actually needs a translated vaccination certificate or that the vaccination booklet or vaccination passport suffices.

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What are the steps when translating a vaccination certificate?

All we need is a legible and unedited scan of your vaccination certificate or your vaccination booklet in order to provide you with a non-binding offer and (pending your approval) to start working on the translation. When the translation is finished, you receive the scans of the sworn translation and we provide the hard-copy version via post or courier.

I want to have my vaccination certificate translated, how do I contact you?

You can send an email to info@urgentvertalen.nl, attaching a photo or scan of your vaccination certificate to your message. We would like to know the target language for translation. If you have any questions, please call 070-7785830. Our advisors are happy to answer any questions about the translation of a vaccination certificate or about any necessary legalisation. You can also contact us in case of questions concerning the translation of a corona (covid) vaccination certificate.