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Translations and Latin American Travel

Are you considering or planning a trip south of the border? Apart from booking your flight to your Latin AmeTravelrican destination and packing a bottle of sunscreen (the sun is indeed much stronger there), you should consider whether you may need fulfill any requirements with U.S. and foreign authorities. Certain Latin American countries may have requirements for you to submit official paperwork with their translations, either for visa purposes or customs regulations. The process can be long and arduous, and so it is best to plan ahead and organize all the material in advance.

At Trusted Translations, we can assist you with your document translations needed for you to enter the country. Here are some quick tips to help you get started: 1. Visit the State Department website and gather as much information as possible about the requirements for the country in which you will be staying. 2. If the host country requires that you submit personal documents (criminal background checks, birth certificates, marriage certificates, medical records, etc.) with official translations, find out what certifications are needed for the original paperwork as well as the translations. 3. Obtain a quote on your document translations by filling out the form online. Allow enough time in advance for the translation process to be complete. 4. Register for free with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, run by the U.S. State Department, so the U.S. authorities are aware of your trip and can contact you in the event of an emergency (family, host country security, etc.).

If you would like to submit your documents for a translation quote, and will need the translations to be certified, we can provide an official certificate of accuracy, prepared by our company’s attorney and including a Virginia notary stamp, for an additional fee. Digital copies and hard copies can also be provided. Feel free to contact our sales representatives in order to receive a quote on total price and estimated turn-around time. Keep us in mind for your translation needs, whether for personal documents or business-related materials if meeting with Latin American clients. But most of all, stay safe and enjoy your trip.

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