French Birth Certificate Translation to English by Professional French-English Translators
French certificate of birth: Certified English translation for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly, Immigration and Naturalization Service – INS) for your Green Card (permanent resident visa), U.S. citizenship, American passport, and other applications.
French to English translation by a third-party independent professional translation agency
Translate your French certificate of birth: Your French birth certificate is the most important document in applying for your Green Card, U.S. citizenship, American passport, and marriage.
Your birth certificate issued in French language is considered as your identification card. Especially after higher security measures introduced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, you need your birth certificate when you apply for permanent resident visa (Green Card), fiancé visa (K-1 form), marriage visa, H1B visa and other immigration visas, American citizenship, U.S. Passport Agency, driver’s license from Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and others.
Contents of French birth certificates
A typical French birth certificate contains your first, middle, and last name, maiden name (if you married and changed your last name), sex (gender – male or female, or boy or girl), your father’s and mother’s name, date of birth, place of birth, name of issuing agency and place of registration, name and title of signing officer.
Some French birth certificates may have additional information and data such as: nationality, ages, and professions of father and mother, paternal and maternal grandfather and grandmother information, addresses (residences) of father, mother, and grandparents.
Who issues birth certificates in French language?
In many cases, civil service office of municipality is authorized to issue birth certificates, marriage certificates, and similar civil registration documents in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, or in other cities. In other French-speaking countries in Canada, Africa and elsewhere, civil registration offices issue birth certificates.
If you lost your French birth certificate or need a new certificate of birth for a newborn, you may contact Consulates of Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. Same is true for French-speaking African countries.
Legal basis for "certified" English translations of your immigration documents
We prepare our certification per U.S. government requirements (Federal Regulations 8 CFR 103.2 b 2 relating to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Regulations/Powers and Duties – Availability of Records).
You need “certified" English translation of your French birth certificate in hard copy
USCIS, U.S. Passport Agency, and many other public and private organizations require “certified translation” of your French birth certificate by a third-party, independent translation agency in original format. They do not accept photocopies or electronic copies.
You will receive “Certification by Translator” document printed on our corporate letterhead with our authorized signature and raised (embossed) corporate seal with a statement as required by the USCIS, U.S. Passport Agency, and other organizations.