Latvian Certified, Notarised, FCO Legalized Translation

We provide Latvian certified, notarised, FCO legalised translations in locations across the UK.

The types of Latvian certification and notarisation

We are able to offer three types of certified Latvian translation. It is important that you check with the appropriate authority which type of certification they will accept.

The first type of certification comes in the form of a letter printed on Knockhundred’s letterhead certifying that, as a professional translation company, Knockhundred has undertaken the translation.

The second type of certification is where the translation is stamped and signed by a Notary Public.

The third type of certification is when authorities require some notarised documents to be further certified/legalised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Latvian notarised AND/OR FCO LEGALIZED translation services

Knockhundred offers notarised translation services to our clients based in locations across the UK. This means that, if required, in addition to our own certified translation, we will have our own Notary Public certify or "notarise" the Latvian translation.

A notarised Latvian translation is also sometimes referred to as a "sworn" translation. It can also be called a Latvian legalised translation.

We offer notarised Latvian translations of...

  • birth certificates
  • death certificates
  • marriage certificates
  • divorce certificates and decree absolute
  • education certificates
  • qualification certificates and other qualification documents
  • certificate of no impediment (also referred to as CNI)
  • legal statements
  • declarations and legal declaration documents
  • Notarised translation costs from £145.00 + VAT (if applicable)
  • FCO legalisation and translation costs from £215.00 + VAT
Foreign and Commonwealth Office certification (FCO certification)

If you (or the public body to whom you are submitting your notarised documents) requires further certification, we can also arrange for our Notary Public to have the Latvian documents certified by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This process is also referred to as FCO certification or legalisation.

Some official bodies require this additional certification and we strongly advise you to find out in advance whether you require this service. In this instance, you are usually able to use the notarised and certified Latvian documents outside of the UK.

The FCO certified Latvian translation also contains a translation Apostille - an official FCO stamp confirming that the translation is legal and official.

Turnaround times for certified and notarised Latvian translation

We can normally translate and certify your documents within a 24 hour period. However, you will need to allow additional time for posting hard copies of the original documents.

Where documents require notarisation, we would normally require 4 business days turnaround time.

Need notarised Latvian translation services in a hurry?

We also offer a fast-track notarised Latvian translation service. If you opt for this service, we will arrange for the certified Latvian translation to be delivered by courier to our Notary Public who will in turn courier the documents back to you. In the case of a single certificate, this would reduce the turnaround time to within 2 business days, sometimes even possible within 24 hours (plus the initial delivery time of the originals from you to Knockhundred Translations). If you require this service, please contact us.

How much does notarised Latvian translation cost?

For a single document (e.g. a birth certificate, a death certificate, a marriage certificate etc), we charge from £145.00 + VAT (if applicable).

This price includes Latvian translation costs, Knockhundred's company certification and notarisation by our Notary Public.

We can accept payment in sterling, Euros or US dollars. Payment can be made directly into one of our accounts or via credit/debit card over the phone.

Please refer to our client feedback page to learn more about the unbeatable Latvian language service we offer.


If you have a project you would like to discuss, do please call us on +44 (0)1544 388040 or contact us via our free Quote & File Uploads form.


Latvian is spoken by roughly 1.3 million people primarily by the Latvian population in Latvia, where it is the official language. Latvian is not largely spoken outside of Latvia, however the Latvian people have migrated to other countries within the EU. Latvian language formed until 16th century on the basis of Latgalian accumulating Curonian, Semigallian and Selonian languages (all are Baltic languages). Latvian is one of two extant Baltic languages, a group of its own within the family of Indo-European languages. Both Latvian and particularly Lithuanian languages are considered to be the most archaic of still-spoken Indo-European languages. The closest ties they have are to Slavic and Germanic families.


Visi cilvēki piedzimst brīvi un vienlīdzīgi savā pašcieņā un tiesībās. Viņi ir apveltīti ar saprātu un sirdsapziņu, un viņiem jāizturas citam pret citu brālības garā.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Courtesy of Omniglot

Latvian example video

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