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Certified Translations for use in Greece and abroad.

General, business, financial and legal documents.

Individuals

  • Greek and foreign degrees
  • Birth, death, marriage certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Documents to be used in the Greek Public Sector

Companies

  • Corporate documents (Articles of Association, supporting documents)
  • Legal documents (contracts, agreements, court documents)
  • Accounting or financial documents (balance sheets, etc.)

Delivery

  • Regular delivery in 2-3 days
  • Same-day delivery service*
  • Delivery by courier to Greece
  • Payment by credit card, wire transfer or cash
* When available, subject to extra charge

Certified Translations by ACM Translations

ACM Translations provides official translations for all types of documents which can be used in Greece and abroad. Our officially translated documents are accepted in Ministries, Municipalities, Tax Authorities, General Secretariats, Directorates of Primary or Secondary Education, Embassies, Associations, Chambers, Banks and various other public and private sector bodies, as we closely adhere to the requirements of Greek Law.

We provide accurate and official translations, certified by a lawyer if required, for a wide range of documents, such as:

  • translation of balance sheets and financial documents
  • translation of tax documents & tax certificates
  • translation of contracts
  • translation of foreign diplomas (such as TOEFL, Cambridge, Michigan, EDI, IELTS, City & Guilds, CELI, Sorbonne, DELF/DALF, TOEIC, ESB, GOETHE)
  • translation of Greek diplomas into all languages for use abroad
  • translation of birth, marriage or death certificates
  • translation of all types of certificates
  • translation of legal documents (translation of appeals, document services & lawsuits). 
All this at extremely competitive prices and with a guaranteed translation quality, thanks to our collaborators’ experience of many years and their full field specialization.

Contact us now to find out how much it will cost you to translate your documents or visit our e-shop to place your order online right now.

When do I need an official or certified translation?

If you are going to submit your documents to private authorities, bodies or firms, a regular translation will most likely do.

However, when you need to submit documents to Greek public authorities, services and bodies, such as municipalities, population registries, Ministries, tax authorities, universities etc., an official or certified translation is required, bearing the official seal of an attorney-at-law and of the Bar Association.

The official translation service provided by our agency includes the required notarization to ensure your documents can be submitted to all Greek public authorities

When the translated documents need to be submitted to foreign authorities (outside Greece), our office stamp and certification usually  suffices.

However, to avoid any problems and inconvenience, we recommend that you contact the foreign body or agency you plan to submit your documents to and ask them to confirm that they will accept a certification from a translation agency.

How soon can I expect the official translation?

We can deliver an official translation into most languages within 2-4 business days.

For some language combinations, such as English <> Greek, we offer an express same or next day delivery service. Please note that this service carries an extra charge and is subject to availability.

When do I need an official or certified translation?

If you are going to submit your documents to private authorities, bodies or firms, a regular translation will most likely do.

However, when you need to submit documents to Greek public authorities, services and bodies, such as municipalities, population registries, Ministries, tax authorities, universities, etc., an official or certified translation is required, bearing the official seal of an attorney-at-law and of the Bar Association.

The official translation service provided by our agency includes the required notarization to ensure your documents can be submitted to all Greek public authorities

When the translated documents need to be submitted to foreign authorities (outside Greece), our office stamp and certification usually suffices.

However, to avoid any problems and inconvenience, we recommend that you contact the foreign body or agency you plan to submit your documents to and ask them to confirm that they will accept certification from a translation agency.

Picking up your official translation

Since our official translations are delivered in hard copy, you can pick them up:

  • from our office in Athens (Syntagma), at 6 Mpenizelou Palaiologou, 10556
  • from our office in Thessaloniki, at 4 Ionos Dragoumi str., 54624
  • Or they can be delivered by courier to your address in Greece

When do I need an Apostille stamp?

The Hague Convention Seal, or Apostille, is used on original public documents or exact copies of the issuing authority which serve as originals.

This seal IS NOT a translation certification. It only verifies the authenticity of the signature born by the document and the capacity of the person who signed it. This enables documents to be valid for use in the countries that have ratified the Hague Convention.

We recommend that you contact the authority to which you will be submitting the documents to confirm whether or not you need an Apostille. If an Apostille is indeed required, you will have to first have the document sealed with an Apostille before submitting them to us for translation.

For more information on how to get an Apostille, contact:

  • the Decentralized Administration of Attica  if you live in Athens
  • the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace if you live in Thessaloniki
  • your nearest Decentralized Administration for other Regions, which you can find in the relevant web page of the Ministry of Interior