If you are in need of official passport translation, Language Direct can do the job for you. We translate 189 languages, with thousands of expert linguists in our books.
A passport is a government -issued document that identifies the holder and his/her nationality, and contains the the holder’s name, birth date, birthplace, and other bio data. A passport is also issued for purposes of international travel. Passports also come in various languages, most of the time in the native tongue of the issuing country. Due to the increasing trend of tourism and overseas labor, official passport translation services have become highly in demand.
Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommends that passports be issued in either:
- English and French, or
- the national language of the issuing country, and English or French.
Countries around Europe also use their national language. They also additionally use French, German and English, the top three spoken languages in Europe.
Some countries use unusual language combinations in their passports.
Members of the European Union issue their passports using all languages of the EU.
Belgium also has three official languages: Dutch, German and French. All three are in fact on the cover of the Belgian passport, along with English on the main page.
Here are some countries that also use bilingual passports:
- India – Hindi and English
- Korea – Korean and English
- Maldives – Dhivehi and English
- New Zealand – Maori and English
- Norway – Bokmål or Nynorsk, and English
The following countries use more than two languages:
- Iraq – Arabic, Kurdish and English
- Pakistan – Arabic, Urdu, English and French
- Sweden – French, German, Romanish, Italian and English
- Macau SAR – Chinese, English and Portugese
Official Passport Translation
If you also need official passport translation services, it is always best to hire a professional translator. This will ensure that your documents are completed using certified translation. Most passport translation requires the translated document to match the visuals of the original document. That includes all stamps, signatures, seals, dashes, etc. Official translators are well adept and experienced in these matters.
Language Direct can give you a trusted and accredited linguist who can do your official passport translation for you.
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