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me and my partner want to get married, he is swiss i am from the UK. I do believe i haaev to get all my documents translated to german so does anyone know where to get this done and is there anything else i should know
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Old 04.07.2010, 22:01
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Re: translating documents

For translation, see this recent thread. You might want to reach member AbFab who does translation.
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Re: translating documents

thankyou i have just mailed AbFab.
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Old 04.07.2010, 22:12
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Re: translating documents

I translate German > English only.

I found it quicker and cheaper including flights to get married in the UK...
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Re: translating documents

thankyou for that but i would really like to get married over here
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Re: translating documents

Go and speak to the Zivilstandsamt of your local community/quarter to find out exactly what they require, before going to the expense of getting translations.

In Zurich city, for example, documents in English are no problem at all.
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Old 05.07.2010, 01:35
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Re: translating documents

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In Zurich city, for example, documents in English are no problem at all.
But the OP is in Shaffhouson...
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Re: translating documents

I'm going through the same thing at the moment. The guidance says that the only things that need to be translated are documents which aren't in "international format" so birth certificate, passport etc shouldn't need to be. The only thing I had to have done is my divorce paperwork.

So I agree with the above poster, contact the authorities before you get translations, they aren't cheap
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I live in Vaud, and we didnt need to translate our UK birth certificates or passports into French, so as already posted, it's worth checking with the local registry office/authority what their requirements are.
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me and my partner want to get married, he is swiss i am from the UK. I do believe i haaev to get all my documents translated to german so does anyone know where to get this done and is there anything else i should know
If you do need to get the documents translated, check with the Swiss embassy in London and see if they can do something for you. When I had to do the same , the Swiss embassy in Dublin had special preprinted forms for this - they just filled them in from the Irish ones, put a nice big stamp on them and that was that.

Jim
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Re: translating documents

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Go and speak to the Zivilstandsamt of your local community/quarter to find out exactly what they require, before going to the expense of getting translations.

In Zurich city, for example, documents in English are no problem at all.
I know this thread is old.... but just wanted to put it out there I am in the process of getting documents for the Zurich migration office translated from English to German by their official order.
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Re: translating documents

I can easily translate stuff from English to German, but not the other way around I'm afraid.
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Re: translating documents

To previous posters or anyone else that has needed to get an official English to German translation, where do you get this done? I am needing a marriage and birth certificate translated in order to get a birth certificate for my daughter. Thanks
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Re: translating documents

Google 'Amtliche Dokumente übersetzen' and find professional offers respectively or alternatively PM me, so I can post offers for such translations internally (to a pool of translation students).

I'll gladly help, by the way.
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Re: translating documents

Thanks for the offer. I actually had it done already by in lingua Sprachschule. They charged me 260 CHF (estimate was 200 +/- 20), and they botched the job. They stapled the wrong forms to each other, and wrote that the originals were in Spanish. When I called to ask for the mistake to be corrected, the lady said "Oh shit, I meant to change that". Quite unprofessional, in my opinion. Needless to say, I don't recommend using their translation services.
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