certificate translation Services

Certified & Notarized Translations of Documents since 1994

Overview of our Certificate Translation Services

Your birth certificates, marriage certificates, legal status and immigration papers, diplomas and among others are all critical and important documents. Accurate translation is the key to making these certificates meaningful and authentic when used in another language environment. Have our certified translation professionals translate and notarize your documents.Certified

PLG, an ISO 17100 Certified Company, provides local walk-in customers certified translations in the Chicago area as well as national clients translations of all document types to and from all languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and many more.

We translate and certify document of all types, including:

Birth Certificates Marriage and Divorce Immigration Documents
Naturalization Papers Diplomas, Transcripts
Adoption Papers
Driver's Licenses Alien Registration Bank Statements
Passports Legal documents Vehicle Registration
Medical Records Insurance policies Corporate documents
Government documents Police records Death certificates


Our standard turnaround time is 48 hours.

For an additional charge, we also offer Rush Services, 24 hour and same day services.

PLG is an ATA Corporate Member

PLG is a corporate member of the American Translators Association. This certification holds weight across many different situations including USCIS acceptance. Our expert translators meet ATA professional standards and guidelines in translation so you may be rest assured that your documents will be accurate and equivalent to the original language document.


Click on the images below to see their completed translation. If you would like to see more, click on the Samples tab above.




Translation of a Birth Certificate
from Punjabi to English
Translation of a Birth Certificate (2 pages)
English to French Page 1, Page 2

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Why have PLG translate your certificates?

Since our founding in 1994, we have been translating documents and certificates of all kinds, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, transcripts and diplomas. Below, we have accumulated a list of our standard practices that we believe makes us a good candidate to translate your sensitive documents and certificates.

We certify your certificates.

Nearly every institution requires your translated documents to be certified. To do this, we provide a certification statement signed by one of our company representatives stating that the translation is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge and is translated by a competent translator fluent in the source and target languages. The translation and the certification statement will be contained within our company letterhead. Please click here to see a sample of our certification statement.

We notarize your certificates.

We provide extra assurance that your certificates will be accepted by having the translations notarized. Some of our clients have claimed that a translation made by another agency or translator was not accepted because it was not signed by a public notary. We have thus made notarization a standard practice for all of our certificate translations, and it is included for free as part of our certificate translation process.

Premium customer support and walk-in services.

We have a committed support staff that gives all of our customers the attention they deserve. Give us a call and see for yourself at 1 (800) 760-1688, request a quick quote or send us an e-mail at info@plg-online.com. You are also welcome to visit our office any time during our normal office hours. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm CST.

You receive the original translated documents.

Most institutions require an actual hard copy of the translated documents to be submitted. We can e-mail you a scan of the completed documents by request but we will certainly mail you hard copies of the completed documents, or you may pick them up from our office in Schaumburg during normal business hours. We provide you with two (2) translated copies each individually certified, notarized and printed on high quality paper.

We offer quick turnaround times.

Our standard turnaround time for certificate translations is 48 hours, but we offer next day and same day rush service by request. We take the necessary amount of time to make sure your certificates are translated correctly the first time with no additional delays. Please be cautious of translation agencies who offer same day or next day (24 hour) services at no additional cost. Many times they are not able to meet these short timetables or the translated documents are often delivered with errors. Rush requests often require additional resources to be translated properly. Please contact us for more details about turnaround times and pricing.

Your documents are safe with us.

We understand that your documents are sensitive and we treat your documents with confidentiality. Our professional staff and translators will not share your documents with any others who are not involved in the translation, certification or notarization of your documents. As a corporate member of the American Translators Association, we adhere to the ATA Code of Professional Conduct and Business Practices which states that we agree to "hold in confidence any privileged and/or confidential information entrusted to us in the course of our work."

Our company letterhead and information will be on your certificates.

We stand by our translation. If for any reason you or anyone has any questions, our address and contact information is located at the bottom of your translated certificates. Having our letterhead also ensures that the translation is made by a reputable professional translation agency.

We have a proven track record.

Our translations are accepted by most government and education institutions in the United States. Since our founding in 1994, we have never had a claim that our translations were rejected by either USCIS or any other government, corporate or educational institution.

Your documents are accurate and complete.

One of the things that we have built with our translators throughout the years working with them is trust. We trust our translators to provide you with accurate and complete translations and this is the reason why we continue to work with them. You can trust us that a qualified, professional translator will translate your documents.

Your documents are reviewed more than once to ensure accuracy.

After the translator has reviewed his or her translation, the translations are reviewed a second time by one of our staff members. We also give you the option to review the document yourself or by a third party before we certify and notarize.

Thank you for taking the time to read about why we believe you should use PLG to translate your certificate. If you have any questions or would like to request a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.


We offer certificate translation services in more than 60 languages.. Below is the full list of languages that we offer. Please contact us if you are not able to find your language in the list below.

French Spanish Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional)
Japanese Arabic German Korean
Portuguese Italian Polish Bulgarian
Russian Romanian Croatian Czech
Dutch English Filipino Greek
Hebrew Hungarian Indonesian Lithuanian
Norwegian Serbian Slovenian Ukrainian
Afrikaans Albanian Belarusian Catalan
Danish Esperanto Estonian Finnish
Galician Haitian Creole Hindi Icelandic
Irish Latvian Macedonian Malay
Maltese Persian Slovak Swahili
Swedish Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese
Welsh Yiddish Hmong Laotian
Tagalog Cambodian Farsi Urdu
Gujarati Cantonese Surinamese Punjabi
      and more...



Depends on the word count, number of pages, and source language. Minimum charge may apply.  Please use our Quick Quote form or contact us if you have any questions.

Normal Turnaround: 48 hours

Turnaround is 2 business days (48 hours) unless otherwise requested. Please be cautious of translation services that claim that they can issue your documents within 24 hours without an additional rush charge.

Rush Turnaround: Next Day or Same Day

Expedited turnaround available for an additional charge. We offer a next day 24 hr or same day turnaround service. Please specify your expected turnaround time when contacting us.

Process Flowchart

Click on the diagram to see PLG's process of translating your certificates.


Send us your documents

  • Email. For file sizes up to 5 MB. Please be sure to include any attachments in Word, PDF or any other common file formats.
  • Fax: 847-413-1690
  • FTP. Upload to PLG FTP site for larger size electronic files (5 MB or more).
  • Drop by. Drop your documents to our PLG office. See our contact page for our address.
  • Mail. Mail us a copy of your documents. See our contact page for our mailing address.

PLG delivers

(2) certified, notarized, and finalized documents included.*

*Extra charge for additional copies of the translated certificate applies. If this is required, please let us know in advance.

Delivery method

  • Pick up. Pick up for free the translated certificate(s) from our PLG office.
  • US Mail. US mail rates will apply.
  • Express. Express mail rates will apply.



Below are a few document types that we have translated before. Click on the images to see their completed translation.

Birth Certificate Samples




Translation of a Birth Certificate
from Punjabi to English
Translation of a Birth Certificate (2 pages)
English to French Page 1, Page 2


Marriage Certificate Samples




Translation of a Marriage Certificate
from Italian to English
Translation of a Marriage Certificate (2 pages)
English to Italian Page 1, Page 2


Diploma/Transcript Samples




Translation of a Bachelor's Degree
from Chinese to English
Translation of a Transcript (2 pages)
from Spanish to English Page 1, Page 2

Client Testimonials

Tiako S.

“For the first experience everything went well; all on time and the follow up with the customer was excellent, same with the explanation and details given to me. The website also is very well detailed.” – Tiako S, January 2013


"It was prompt, personal, very friendly and without any cumbersome bureaucracy." – Paul N, October 2012.


When asked, "what did you like about our service", Cedric replied: "Great turnaround time, quality of translation, the fact that you provide notarized translation is very convenient, Great customer service (thanks Crista!)" – Cedric J, March 2012


"Thanks again for your help with this.You can't imagine how helpful it is to have a translation/notarization service so close and convenient with these types of documents." – Stef W, November 2011