Certified Russian English Translations

Unlike many other European countries, the UK does not have a system of ‘sworn' translators. Certified translations in the UK are provided by members of professional associations, such as the Chartered Institute of Linguists.  As a full member of the CIOL I am qualified to provide certified Russian to English or English to Russian translation of corporate and private documents for official use in the UK and most other European countries as well as many other English-speaking countries of the world.

I issue certified translations of official documents for such institutions as the Home Office, embassies and consulates, NARIC, academic institutions, banks, hospitals and courts of law.

I usually work with a high quality scanned copy of the original document. I can prepare a translation draft of a short document such as a Birth Certificate within one working day. When the draft translation is ready I will email it to you for verification of names.

The translator’s certificate will contain the certification text, my contact details and my CIOL membership number; it will be signed and stamped.


The completed translation will be posted to you with the original translation accompanied by a translator’s certificate. The documents are dispatched by post or electronically once I receive proof of payment. Regular 1st class delivery in the UK is free of charge but if you need Next Day delivery, the documents can be sent by “1st Class Sign For” or “Special Delivery” at extra cost. Please check the delivery prices here


Please note that translation certification requirements of different UK institutions, and especially those abroad, vary greatly. You should always contact the institution you intend to submit the certified translations to before ordering a certified translation.  


Unlike Russia, Ukraine or other countries of the former Soviet Union, most British authorities such as Home-Office, hospitals  or universities do not require the translations produced by the UK-based professional translator to be further certified by a notary. But, if your translated documents do need to be further notarised for their use at the Court of Law or for obtaining an apostille I can arrange an appointment with a notary and get my translation further certified by them.


I do not provide document legalisation services in the UK, however you can easily cut out the agency cost by doing it yourself through submitting the original UK documents to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). You should be able to receive your documents with apostilles within a week and once you have them ready simply scan them and email them to me for their translation into Russian.



Corporate documents

  • Certificates of incorporation
  • Bank Statements
  • Financial Statements
  • Articles of Association
  • Memorandum
  • Contracts
  • Notary's statements
  • Court decisions
  • Translation of expert reports
  • Legal disputes
  • Legal proceedings
  • Notarial acts
  • Petition
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements

Private documents

  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Divorce certificates and decrees
  • Diplomas
  • Academic transcripts
  • Bank statements
  • Curriculums
  • Diplomas
  • Medical reports
  • Court documents
  • ID Documents
  • Wills & testaments
  • Utility bills
  • Driving licences
  • ID cards
  • Immigration documents
  • Visas
  • Residency permits
  • Immigration documents

Irina Hood, MCIL

Tel/WhatsApp: +44(0)7753959189 irina@yourrussiantranslator.co.uk

For a free no obligation quote or for more information about certified Russian-English translation services please send me an email or make a call.

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My Certified Translation services cover: London, Brighton, Manchester, Norwich, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Southampton, Dover, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge, Plymouth, Edinburgh, Dundee, Leeds, Newcastle, Guildford, Bournemouth and other areas of the UK.


“Thank you for your competent professional service and for such a quick turnaround!”

— Stephanie Wilson, private client

“Documents safely received, thank you very much for your hard work!”

— Wellstead Business Consultance Ltd 

“Thank you very much for your speedy work! As ever - very much appreciated!”

— Octagon Legal Ltd

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