Sworn Spanish Document translation in Abuja



We are Novatia translation , we provide Spanish document translation services in Abuja Nigeria. Many of our clients need to have Spanish documents translated into English or English to Spanish and the organisations requiring such translations sometimes also require that the translation be certified.
This is a very simple straightforward service which we are happy to offer at a very reasonable price.

Sworn translation is different from other types of translation because it is official in nature. In other words, sworn translations are carried out by authorised translators, who act in an official capacity to certify the accuracy of the translation. Sworn translators declare having provided a “complete and faithful translation” of the original. In Spain, such translations are carried out by a translator who holds the title of Sworn Translator by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC). They are not civil servants, but rather official professionals who practice their profession on a freelance basis.

-Spanish to English Document Translation services in Abuja, Nigeria

-English to Spanish Document translation services in Abuja, Nigeria

Here is a list of the most common translations:

  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Wills
  • Probates
  • Affidavits
  • Criminal records
  • Police reports
  • Academic records
  • University certificates
  • Medical records
  • Government documentation

What format does a sworn translation follow?

For a sworn translation to be recognised as such, it must be delivered on paper with the stamp and signature of a sworn translator. The signature and stamp guarantee the faithfulness and accuracy of the translation of an official document and guarantee its legal validity. To ensure its validity, it is also necessary to include a copy of the original with the date of the translation.

With regards to the format, a sworn translation must follow the original format. Each translated element is located in the same place as the original, making it easier to compare both documents. This is not compulsory, but it is highly advisable and is a practice that is followed by many translators. It is also acceptable if the translation follows the same order as the original, from top to bottom and from left to right. This was standard practice before the advent of desktop computers as everyday working tools, in other words, when translations were done on typewriters. In any case, logos, watermarks, signatures and stamps are not reproduced, but rather described as accurately as possible.

Spanish Document Translation Services in Lagos


There are two types of Spanish document translation services in Lagos;

  1. Sworn translation by sworn Spanish translators in Spain
  2. Certified Spanish translations done by a Nigeria Company.
  3. Notarized Spanish documents

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In Spanish, the official translator figure is called a traductor jurado (translated as ‘sworn translator’, although ‘official translator’ might be more meaningful).

An official translator must be fully certified by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which confirms they have the legal capacity to translate from one foreign language into another foreign language, as well as to certify that the translation is accurate.


At Novatia translations limited, we have freelance sworn translators  in Spain: Barcelona, Madrid and so on. We provide the highest form of Spanish document translation services in Lagos. Looking for reputable Spanish translation services in Lagos, Look no further than Novatia translations.

A translation can be considered officially certified if the document has been translated by a “sworn translator”. There are some countries such as Spain, France or the Netherlands, where a translator becomes a sworn translator by taking an oath before a court, so that his or her translations are accepted as a full and faithful version of the original and in accordance with legal requirements. These translations also include the translator’s signature and seal. In countries such as the UK or the USA, this does not exist. Here, a translation can be certified if it has been signed by the translator in the presence of a solicitor or notary; however, the solicitor or notary does not guarantee the accuracy of the document, instead the translator who signs it assumes all responsibility. For instance, if a document has been carelessly translated, the translator could be charged with contempt of court, perjury or negligence.

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