Portuguese Document Translation Services

A certified translation provides a legal document. This is why government and legal bodies always require the submission of certified translations.

Certified translations are normally required when submitting legal documents. These include any document that is not in the official language of the country where the documents are to be submitted.

Here is the list of all the documentation that is usually required and Portuguese Language Services will translate for you:

Legal documents

  • Affidavits
  • Bequeathal documents
  • Commercial law contracts
  • Court decisions
  • translation of expert reports
  • Inheritance documents
  • Injunctions
  • Last wills and testaments
  • Translation of legal disputes
  • Legal proceedings
  • Notarial acts
  • Notifications
  • Petitions
  • Plaintiff pleadings
  • Professional evaluations
  • Translation of police reports
  • Subpoenas
  • Witness statements

Business documents

  • Business status documents
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • Patents
  • Translation of Vital data documents
  • Websites
  • Work contracts

Education documents

  • Academic transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Diploma evaluations
  • High school diplomas
  • Masters theses
  • Masters degree certificates
  • PhDs
  • Postgraduate certificates
  • Technical Institute diplomas
  • Technical Institute documents
  • Undergraduate degree
  • University degrees
  • University diplomas
  • University enrolment

Residency documents

  • Asylum claims
  • Expatriation documents
  • Immigration documents
  • Immigration requests
  • Long term residence permit
  • Naturalisation certificates
  • Permission for temporary residence
  • Renewing visas
  • Temporary residence permit
  • Visas

Governmental documents

  • Consular documents
  • Embassy documents
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs documents
  • Ministry of Justice documents
  • The Hague Convention documents

Personal documents

  • Adoption proceedings
  • Birth certificates
  • Brokering documents
  • Criminal record checks
  • Death certificates
  • Declarations of loss or theft
  • Divorce papers
  • Driving licences
  • Housing contracts
  • ID cards
  • Income tax documents
  • Insurance documents
  • Marriage certificates
  • Passports
  • Proof of solvency
  • Social security documents
  • State benefit documents
  • Work contracts

Our officially validated translator services include:

  • Certified translations: Portuguese Language Services will provide an official, stamped certificate to confirm that a qualified translator has carried out the translation.
  • Sworn and legal translations: Portuguese Language Services will testify to a solicitor that a qualified professional translator has personally carried out the translation.
  • Notarised translations: Portuguese Language Services will testify to a public notary that a qualified translator has carried out the translation.

Requesting a Certified Translation of documents, it is quite straight forward; it does not take more than a few hours and has a fixed price. As a standard, translation work, that needs certification, is assigned to the most qualified and highly experienced translator. It is then proofread by a different translator. Only when the translation has passed the quality check, will it be certified. The certified translated document comes with a stamp of authority, certifying that the translation is legitimate and done by a legally competent and certified translator. It will be sent by post or delivery service after payment. Everything can be arranged by phone or a simple email.

To keep the best possible standards we make sure that

  • Every document sent to us is bound by confidentiality,
  • Nothing is kept on file after concluded,
  • Every translation is proofread by more than one translator

Please note that translators at Portuguese Language Services make every effort to distinguish the text of the documents they work with. However, it is only possible to translate what can be seen, if a smudge or mark renders a word, phrase, stamp or even an unclear grade, the translation may be missing vital information. For this reason, we advise our clients to use clean copies or good reproductions of their originals.


We have translated hundreds of documents; it is what we do on a regular basis. Portuguese Language Services is an accessible company to all who need us. Our clients appreciate our hospitality fused with professionalism. We can’t wait to welcome you too.


Our Translating system is simple, easy and personalised, there are not difficult tasks. Try it!

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