French Birth Certificate Translation to English by Professional French-English Translators
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.
English translation by a third-party, independent professional translation agency
Your certificate of birth is the most important document in applying for your Green Card, U.S. citizenship, American passport, and marriage.
Your birth certificate issued 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.
Who issues birth certificates?
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.
You need “certified" English translation of your birth certificate in hard/paper 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, raised (embossed) corporate seal and stamps with a statement as required by the USCIS, U.S. Passport Agency, and other organizations.