Translation Services

Translation Services

Do you need a document translated from English to another language? Or from another language to English? The Family Centre offers qualified translators to prepare or edit written documents in more than 60 languages.

We translate and proofread documents for both individuals and organizations, including:

  • Driver’s licenses
  • Birth, marriage, or divorce certificates
  • Passports
  • Educational credentials
  • Criminal record checks
  • Promotional materials (e.g., brochures, websites)
  • Human resources information (e.g., employee manuals)
  • Organizational manuals and processes
  • Technical instructions
  • Patient care information

All documents we translate include an affidavit signed by a Commissioner of Oaths.  A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorized to verify affidavits and other legal documents.  It is your responsibility to verify with the governing body requesting your translated document the requirements of the Commissioner. 

How does it work?

The Family Centre requires original documents for translations. While we prefer to receive clearly scanned documents by email, we also accept original hard copies delivered in-person. We will make copies of your original so you can take it away with you.

When you give us your documents, please let us know to which language you need it translated into and by when. We will provide a quote within 48 hours. If you choose to use our services, you must pay in advance. Your document will be completed within two weeks of payment.

We will contact you when the work is complete and provide you with one signed and stamped copy of the completed translation. If you need more than one copy extra charges will apply.  

Who can access these services?

  • Any individual or organization with a need to translate a written document can access our translation services

We’ve translated documents for:

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When and where is it offered?

  • You may send us your document by email or in-person at our offices at #20, 9912-106 Street in Edmonton
  • For standard documents, it takes two weeks to complete a translation from the time in which payment is received. You will receive a completion date specific to your document

What languages are available?

Afrikaans Bulgarian Dzongkha Indonesian Luganda Oromo Serbo-Croatian Tigre
Amharic Burmese Dutch Italian Macedonian Pashto Shilluk Tigrinya
Arabic Cantonese Farsi Japanese Malayalam Persian Somali Turkish
Azerbaijani Chiu Chow Filipino Karen Mandarin Polish Spanish Ukrainian
Bengali Cebuano French Kinyakole Marathi Portuguese Swahili Urdu
Bhutanese Croatian German Kirundi Mauritian Creole Punjabi Tagalog Vietnamese
Bilen Czech Gujarati Kikuyu Nepalese Romanian Tamil Yiddish
Bosnian Dari Hebrew Korean Newari Russian Telugu  
  Dinka Hindi Lao Nuer Serbian Thai  


How much does it cost?

  • Costs vary according to language/dialect, type of document, technical terminology, deadlines, and formatting. Please contact us for a quote
  • Rates are non-negotiable, and we only begin translating documents after you have paid for the service
  • You can pay in-person with cash, debit, or credit card or over the phone with a credit card
  • Translation services are supported by the United Way of the Capital Region

Contact Information

Phone: 780.448.2627