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How to Have Your Documents Translated by a Sworn Translator in Brazil

Sworn Translator in Brazil

For foreign documents to be accepted in Brazilian registration offices they must be translated by a Brazilian Sworn Translator. Important: a Brazilian sworn translator must be located in Brazil and registered with an official Commerce Board (Junta Comercial) in Brazil. It is NOT the same thing as a "certified translation" and if you use a translation company outside Brazil there is a high probability that the translation that you will get from them will be USELESS. So, make sure you use a sworn translator located in Brazil and ask at least twice - by email to have it in writing - for the person or company to confirm that you will get a "sworn translation" (tradução juramentada) instead of a regular translation.

Where to Find Sworn Translators in Brazil

The Commerce Board of the State of Sao Paulo publishes their list of approved and accredited sworn translators. This list is in Portuguese, but you can email to the email addresses located all the way to the right and make sure they work with the language your documents are in. The sworn translators are organized under the foreign languages translated (headers you see for each section of this list). For your convenience, here is the translation for such headers for the most common languages:

  1. Alemão: German
  2. Árabe: Arabic
  3. Chinês: Chinese
  4. Espanhol: Spanish
  5. Francês: French
  6. Inglês: English
  7. Italiano: Italian

For other languages, simply type the name of the language on Google Translate to obtain the name of the desired language in Portuguese. You can then visually inspect the list and find the respective section of sworn translators working with the language of your documents.

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