What is a legal document and why would one need to translate and certify it?
A legal document is any document issued for a private person or a legal entity, company, concerning that person’s or this company’s legal status or a specific legal matter. A court order, court judgment, decision or ruling, are examples of legal documents.
If you are doing business with a company abroad or moving overseas for personal reasons, or settling some personal matters in a different country, you will need to obtain a certified legal translation of the documents to submit to local authorities.
Personal legal documents that you would in this case need to obtain a certified legal translation for can be any documents that require your signature, such as employment contracts, divorce settlements, child custody-related court documents, succession, inheritance and will documents, powers of attorney or any court judgments.
Business or commercial legal documents that you would most probably require a certified legal translation for include, but are not limited to, business reports, annual statements or statements of results, or any agreements and contracts.