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Police Clearance & Police Check Certificate Translation in Australia
Written by Costa Vasili
Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:00
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EthnoLink is Australia's leading provider of translation services to private clients who need documents such as their Police Clearance of Police Check certificate translated into English by a NAATI accredited translator. Our translations can be used for submission to DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) and can be used for Visa and Citizenship applications. We translate police clearance certificates every day professionally from over 150 languages into English.

Our police certificate translation process is simple! Use the free translation quote form above and follow the steps to upload your document. Once the document has been uploaded we will contact you as soon as possible with a quote and payment instructions. Our process is so simple that you don't even need to come into our office. Simply upload your document online and we will post you the hard copy. Our translations are NAATI certified and can be used for official purposes. The standard price for a police clearance certificate translation into English including postage is $69.00.

Please note that confidentiality is adhered to on all requests and your documents will be treated as such. We provide Document translation services Australia-wide via email and postage.

If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email and we will be more than happy to assist you where possible.

Please feel free to have a look at your specific language page and once you have, contact us via the free quote page.

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Marriage Certificate Translation in Australia
Written by Costa Vasili
Friday, 05 May 2017 09:00
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Do you have a marriage certificate in a language other than English (LOTE) that you need translated into English into Australia? Did you know that this can actually be quite a complicated process depending on your individual circumstances and where you need to submit the translated marriage certificate to?

In many cases, an Affidavit may need to accompany the translation. According to the Family Law Court's page:




Rule 2.02(4) of the Family Law Rules 2004 requires:

4) a document mentioned in Table 2.2 is not in English, the person filing the document must file:

(a) a translation of the document in English; and
(b) an affidavit by the person who made the translation verifying the translation and setting out the person's qualifications to make the translation.




So as you can see, you cannot simply translate the document yourself or have a friend do it for you. The NAATI accredited translation needs to accompany an affidavit in Australia before it can be submitted to the Family Court. We suggest that all clients seek their own legal advice as individual circumstances do vary. The information on this page does not constitute legal advice.

We can translate your marriage certificate into English for you and help to arrange the affidavit for you. Please note that we provide translation services Australia-wide and can arrange the entire process for you via email and post, without you needing to visit our office.

Simply go to our free translation quote form and upload your marriage certificate and a representative will be in touch with you to provide a free and no-obligation quote. If an affidavit is required for your individual circumstances (remember, you must seek independent legal advice about your circumstances), we can arrange this for you also for an additional fee.

Please note that confidentiality is adhered to on all requests and your documents will be treated as such. Our NAATI accredited translators are ready to assist with all your marriage certificate translation needs so please get in touch with us and we will be able to assist you with your questions and concerns.

 
Drivers License Translation in Australia
Written by Costa Vasili
Monday, 10 April 2017 09:00
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You can now ORDER YOUR LICENCE TRANSLATION ONLINE IN UNDER 5 MINUTES - >>CLICK HERE<< 

Do you have an international drivers licence that you need translated into English? If so, then we can help! We offer international drivers licence translation into English by NAATI accredited translator so that you can submit the translated licence to your state licensing authority. Speak to us on our Live Chat so we can assist you.

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Our translations are NAATI certified and will allow you to submit your translated document to your state licensing authority. Our translators are professionals and we work in most languages. The easiest way to order your licence translation is to visit https://licencetranslation.com.au  Pricing for a drivers licence translation into English by a NAATI accredited translator start from $69.00.

For the most convenient NAATI accredited translators working in most languages please contact us via our Live Chat on the website. We will translate your drivers licence and make the entire process a breeze for you!

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Albanian Filipino Kurdish Samoan
Amharic Finnish Lao Serbian
Arabic French Latin Sinhalese
Armenian German Latvian Slovak
Assyrian Greek Lithuanian Slovene
Azerbaijani Gujarati Macedonian Somali
Bengali Gupapuyngu Malay Spanish
Bielorussian Hazaragi Maltese Swahili
Bosnian Hebrew Marathi Swedish
Bulgarian Hindi Mongolian Tamil
Burmese Hmong Nepali Thai
Chinese Hokkien Norwegian Tigrinya
Croatian Hungarian Oromo Turkish
Czech Icelandic Persian Ukrainian
Danish Indonesian Polish Uzbek
Dari Italian Portuguese Urdu
Dinka Japanese Punjabi Vietnamese
Dutch Khmer Pushto (Pashto)
English Konkani Romanian
 
How much do translation services cost in Australia?
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The number 1 question that any translation agency is asked is "How much do translations cost?" Quite uniquely in professional services, most translations are not priced by the hour, they are in-fact priced by the number of words. In Australia, most translation agencies also have fixed rates for 'standard documents'. I will provide a brief explanation of each pricing method and how they work.

Translation Pricing by words

The majority of work is priced by the number of words. In Australia and globally, the 'rate' that is charged per word has been falling for many years. 5 years ago, it was quote common for pricing to be between 32-50c per word (ie. $32-$50 per 100 words). As competition has increased in the global translation industry, and efficiency improvements have been made by utilising technology, prices have fallen. In today's local market, you can expect to pay between 20-40c per word. 

For a 1000 word document, you would expect to pay between $200-$400 (plus GST). Here at EthnoLink, we use a very unique and efficient delivery model to drastically reduce the cost of translation, whilst speeding up the process. As such, we are one of the most affordable and reliable translation service provider's in Australia and were named the 3rd largest translation provider in Oceania in 2014 (Common Sense Advisory, 2014).

There are a number of factors that are used to determine pricing: 

Does your translation need to be completed by a NAATI accredited translator?

NAATI is the accrediting body in Australia and generally most local agencies work with a team of NAATI accredited translators. If an accredited translator is not required, in some instances, an offshore, non-accredited translator can complete the translation. In countries where labour is cheap, this will bring down the price. 

Are your documents of a technical nature?

Technical legal documents or engineering manuals are a lot more difficult to translate than 'general text'. As such, more time needs to be taken to translate technical text and this is reflected in a higher price.

What language/s do you need translation services in?

Rare language combination (eg. Tigrinya<>English) are typically priced very high due to supply/demand. There are very few accredited translators in some language pairs, and as such, their rates are higher than more common language pairs (eg. Chinese<>English).

How soon do you need your translations?

If you need your translations in a very quick turnaround, be prepared to pay extra to expedite the process. Translator's generally have quite high workloads and if they need to put other projects off their schedule to complete yours in a very tight time-frame, this will be reflected in the pricing. Depending on the difficult of the text and various factors, translators generally have an output of between 1500-3000 words per day

Translation Pricing for standard documents

Most translation agencies have set prices for 'standard documents'. A standard document generally refers to a personal document such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver's licence, death certificate, diploma or degree certificate etc. 

Again, prices have been coming down in Australia for the last few years. Our price for most standard documents (depending on the language) is $69.00. Most translation agencies in Australia tend to price standard documents at approximately $77-$99 per document. Express translations or urgent translations also attract an urgency surcharge and this varies depending on each agency.

For a free quote on your translation project, please complete the free quote form here.

 
Getting Your Birth Certificate Translated in Australia
Written by Costa Vasili
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00
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Do you have a birth certificate from a foreign country that you need translated into English in Australia? If so, then we can help! We translate all languages! A large percentage of the population of Australia were born overseas and as such, in many cases their birth certificate is in a foreign language. When submitting documentation to the Australian Government (such as to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship) or to tertiary institutions such as Universities, there is a requirement for your birth certificate to be in English. 

The standard price for a birth certificate translation into English by a NAATI accredited translator is $69.00.

In cases where the original birth certificate is in a language other than English, a NAATI certified translation is required. NAATI, which stands for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, is in charge of providing accreditation to translators in Australia. A birth certificate translation needs to be carried out in Australia by a translator who has NAATI accreditation.


A NAATI accredited translation can be sourced through a translation agency such as EthnoLink Language Services who will take care of the entire process for you. A scanned copy of your birth certificate is required to be sent via email. Once this is received, the translation will be conducted by a NAATI accredited translator from the language of the certificate into English. Once the translation is complete is posted to your supplied mailing address. The certified translation should include the translators NAATI stamp and signature, as well as a certifying statement at the end of the translation.

A birth certificate translation in Australia needs to be completed by a professional as any other translation will not be accepted by the various Government departments that you may need to submit the document to.

We translate all languages!

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Armenian German Latvian Slovak
Assyrian Greek Lithuanian Slovene
Azerbaijani Gujarati Macedonian Somali
Bengali Gupapuyngu Malay Spanish
Bielorussian Hazaragi Maltese Swahili
Bosnian Hebrew Marathi Swedish
Bulgarian Hindi Mongolian Tamil
Burmese Hmong Nepali Thai
Chinese Hokkien Norwegian Tigrinya
Croatian Hungarian Oromo Turkish
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German Translator Melbourne | German Translation Services
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German translation MelbourneDo you need a German translator in Melbourne - NAATI certified?

Our team of expert German translators in Melbourne are able to produce fast, highly accurate, NAATI certified translations of German documents into English, or English documents into German. Our Melbourne team have been completing NAATI certified translations of document for over 20 years!

What do I need to do to get a German translation in Melbourne?

Simply take a scan or photo of your document that requires translation and upload it at our free quote page. Within 10 minutes you will receive an email with a free quote for the translation of German documents into English or your English documents into German.

How long will it take for my documents to be translated?

We have two options.

  • Our standard option means you will receive your translated documents by email within 2-3 business days, with hard copies to be posted by Regular mail. 
  • Our express option means that you will receive your translated documents by email within 24 hours (and in some cases, by the same day), with hard copies posted out by Express mail.

Is your Melbourne German translation service NAATI accredited?

Yes - absolutely our German translation service in Melbourne is 100% NAATI certified.

How much does your German translator in Melbourne service cost?

Prices start from $66.00 inc GST and postage - for a free quote, simple complete the enquiry form here.


 
Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne
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best pizza MelbourneFancy finding the best spot for Pizza in Melbourne? 

Melbourne is our home. And we LOVE Italian food - nothing beats an delicious wood fired pizza created by some of Melbourne's finest pizzeria's! The team at DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar have been serving up some of Melbourne's best Italian food for years and it hasn't gone unnoticed in Melbourne - a city renowned for its great restaurants!

DOC has two establishments in Melbourne (one in Carlton and one in Albert Park) and one in Mornington (about 60 minutes drive from the Melbourne CBD). Serving up authentic wood fired pizzas is DOC's speciality and is what makes DOC one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. If you like something simple and fresh, try the Pizza DOC, beautiful San Marzano tomato, fresh buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. 

What makes DOC even more authentic is that the majority of the floor staff are native Italians who will happily speak with you in Italian. Even if you don't speak Italian, it's a fun way to interact with the waiter when you're ordering your meal.

Do you need a fast and reliable Italian translator in Melbourne? The team at EthnoLink are experts in NAATI accredited Italian translations. Perhaps you have an Italian birth certificate or driver's licence that you need translated into English for official use? Or maybe you have documents in English that need translation into Italian? Either way, the team at EthnoLink are happy to assist with all your Melbourne translation needs. 

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Urgent Translation Services in Australia | Express Translations
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Urgent Translation Services

Do you need an urgent document translation service in Australia? EthnoLink to the rescue!

We are able to provide an urgent translation service for all languages. Our urgent translation service is available Australia-wide, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

You do not need to bring the physical hard copies of your documents into our office. Simply do the following:

    1. Complete the "Free quote" form and upload a copy of your documents
    2. We will respond by email within 10 minutes with a quote
    3. Follow the payment instructions in the email
    4. Your translation will be delivered urgently to you by email (and post if required)

The following documents are usually the document types that we have the most requests for urgent translations for:

If you need an urgent translation, we can turn around most languages and document-types the same day as the request is received. If you need a NAATI stamped & signed digital (soft) copy of the document, we can also provide this on the same day, under most circumstances.

If you need a NAATI stamped & signed hard copy, we can post it out to you by Express Post on the same day that we complete the translation. That means that if you live in the Australia Post Express Post Next Day network, you should* receive the hard copy of the translation the next day.

For businesses and Government that don't require a hard copy of the translation, we can turn around the translation of the document on the same day.

For a free quote on your urgent translation, click here.

 
How To Say I Love You in 10 Languages
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I love you in 10 languages

Do you find it hard to say "I Love You"? Well how about trying to say it in 10 different languages!

Love is universal. How about surprising your partner by learning a few different ways to say I love you! It isn't that hard. We've picked some of the most common global languages so that you can practise! 

Be a modern day Romeo or Juliet - show someone special that you care more than just buying them (another) bunch of flowers!

Below we have provided the English transcription of how to say "I love you" in the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian & Portuguese.

  • Arabic
    Ana uhibbuka (to a man)
    Ana uhibbuki (to a woman)

  • Mandarin
    Wo-Ai-Ni
  • Cantonese
    Ngo Ngoi Ney
  • Italian
    Ti amo
  • German
    Ich liebe dich
  • French
    Je t'aime
  • Japanese
    Aishiteru
  • Spanish
    Te amo
  • Portuguese
    Amo-te
  • Russian
    Ya tebya lyublyu
If you need professional Italian translation services or a Greek translator in Melbourne, the team at EthnoLink Language Services are here to help. We provide professional document translation services in all languages right across Australia - no matter what language or how big or small your document is! All of our translators are NAATI accredited and certified so you can use your NAATI certified translation for all official purposes in Australia.


 
Migration Agent in Perth - True Blue Migration
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Do you need a Migration Agent to assist with a visa application?

Our friends over at True Blue Migration have an office in Perth (as well as in Melbourne) and offer a fantastic migration agency service. We have personally dealt with them and they have provided such an excellent service in a timely fashion. It's always good to know that you're dealing with someone who has a strong knowledge of immigration law. You can even get a free Visa assessment from their website - how good is that!? Ask to speak with Maryanne - she's fantastic!

Do you need translations of documents for immigration purposes or migration purposes? Do you need to submit translated documents to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)? The team at EthnoLink provide a migration document translation service that is fast and affordable and 100% approved by the DIBP - no hassles, no worries. If you need a translator in Perth then we can assist. Chinese? Arabic? French? Italian? Spanish? Malay? ANY LANGUAGE! We are 100% NAATI accredited & recognised in every language so we can translate your birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver's licence, employment records and any other document that needs to be submitted as part of your visa application. 


 
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