We normally need you to send us the original document via post or courier. In order to save time, our translators can already start working with a scanned copy, providing we receive the original before the translation is finished. We then arrange for the translation and the original document to be returned to you.
In some cases, the authority who is to receive the translation requires the translation to be affixed to the original document. This could be the case for company records certified by a notary or certified copies. In order to avoid time delays, please ask the recipient in advance exactly what is needed.
A certified translation can also be issued on the basis of a copy. However, the translator is required to record this in the certification note. Many authorities will not accept such a translation. It always makes sense to ask the authority requesting the translation for exact information on the requirements.