Korean to English Translation of Birth Certificate by Professional Translators
Translate your certificate of birth to English and certify for U.S. Immigration
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 third-party, independent professional translation service
Your 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 South Korea 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 birth certificates
Korean birth certificates are called family registers (hojeok deungbon).
A typical Korean 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.
Who issues birth certificates in Korea?
Family Census Registers are authorized to issue birth certificates, marriage certificates, and similar civil registration documents.
If one of the parents is an American citizen, then Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240) form needs to be filled out.
If you lost your family register or need a new one for a newborn, then you may contact one of the Consulate offices of the Embassy of Korea for new copy. Korean Embassy has offices in many states.
You need “certified" English translation of your birth certificate in hard copy
USCIS, National Visa Center (NVC), U.S. Passport Office, and many other public and private organizations require “certified translation” of your Korean birth certificate by a third-party, independent translation agency in original format. Photocopies or electronic copies are not accepted.
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, NVC, U.S. Passport Agency, and other organizations.