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Certification of Translation Service

Court Language Section provides certification service for the translation of documents/exhibits used in court proceedings in all levels of courts of the Hong Kong SAR.

Address: 26/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2582 2904
Business Hours: Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

With the full implementation of the revised arrangements from 1 October 2020, only certified true copies (instead of original) of source documents are accepted for the purpose of certification of translations, unless for exceptional circumstances.

The latest certification guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the following links:

Certification of Translation Service Forms Enquiries PDF Form
Application for Certified Translation 151 KB
Guidelines for Certification of Documents (Civil Cases) 393 KB
Guidelines for Certification of Documents (Criminal Cases) 373 KB
Guidelines for the Preparation of Audio/Video Tape Transcripts and their Translations 459 KB
Guidance for Translation of Documents Involving Foreign Language(s) in Criminal Cases 80 KB
Points to Note for Using the iCMS Function of Certification of Translation Service 130 KB