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.
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|