If you have a legal document (driver license, birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, judgement, passport, immunization card, etc. etc.) that must be translated, certified and notarized please read the following instructions. Thank you.
University Translators Services is an ATA (American Translators Association) accredited agency. We are able to provide you with a certified translation of your legal document(s) for use inside and outside the State of Michigan.
Upon receipt of your request we will proceed by first providing you with a quotation. In order to do so we need you to provide us with a legible copy (enlarge if necessary) of the legal document you need translated. If you are able to scan a copy of your original document you can email the electronic file as an attachment to
Please use the following formats: (.DOC, .JPG, .PDF or .GIF). If you fax, email, or mail your document(s) to us please always include your name, phone number, address, and email address. We need at least two ways in which to contact you. We will confirm receipt of mail and emails on the same day received and respond with your quotation no later than 24 hours from receipt of your request.
Quotations are based on total word count multiplied by our cost per word rate as listed on our Written Translation web page. All jobs are subject to a minimum charge. Our minimum charge for translation is $150.00. Our minimum charge for proofreading, formatting and certification is $75.00. The quoted cost always includes translation, proofreading, editing, word processing, formatting, certification, as well as one notarized copy printed on our corporate letterhead.
Turn around time required for minimum rate jobs is four-five business days. Translations whose cost exceeds that of a minimum charge will be subject to a delivery date that adequately reflects the time required to translate and edit the respective word count volume. If you require rush service, which is subject to availability, we charge a 50% surcharge for delivery in two business days and a 100% surcharge for delivery in one business day. Overnight delivery or Same Day delivery of certified translations is available for a fee.
You will receive one certified copy of each translated document. Each translated document will be printed on UTS corporate letterhead and will include a certification statement indicating our ATA corporate membership number, which attests to the fact that the translation is accurate and has been performed by a certified translator. The certification statement will be signed by your Project Manager and notarized by Notary Public. You may order additional notarized copies for $10.00 per copy.