Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.
Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.
Qualified and experienced Dutch legal translators
Our specialist Dutch legal translators work for a wide range of legal and associated professions. We never know from day to the next what sort of materials our teams will be translating.
- Birth certificates
- Death certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Academic certificates
- Release forms
- Mortgage agreements
- Witness statements
- Financial agreements
Certification of Dutch translations
Some authorities demand that you supply certified translations of your translated documents. This means that even if you are bilingual and understand what has been written and could attempt the translation yourself, the relevant authority is unlikely to accept your version. They will be looking for a translation independently carried out and by an appropriately qualified Dutch linguist.
We offer 3 main types of certification:
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. Each page of the translation itself is also stamped. This type of certification is generally supplied in digital format. By special arrangement, we can also provide the certification in hard copy format by post.
Notarised, sworn or legalised translation
The second type of certification is where the translation is stamped and signed by a Notary Public. A notarised translation is also sometimes referred to as a “sworn” translation but we don’t tend to use this phrase so much in the UK. It can also be called a legalised translation.
A Notary Public is an officer of the law empowered to attest or confirm certain oaths, statutory declarations and documents under his seal.
Working from your documents, our qualified linguists will provide a translation of the original. Once certified by us, a Notary Public will add the official seal. The Notary Publish is stamping the translation rather than attesting to the legitimacy of the original.
You do not need to be located near our offices as the entire process is conducted digitally and by post.
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) legalisation of translations
Some authorities insist on this extra step. Once notarised by a Notary Public and confirmed as true, the translations and any associated original documents are further verified and stamped by the FCO.
Our Dutch legal linguists
All legal translation work is conducted by highly qualified Dutch translators. We ensure that each individual project is undertaken by the most suitable translator whose educational and professional background matches the project in hand.
The performance of our translators is monitored based against key performance criteria: accuracy, consistency, knowledge of subject terminology, formatting and completeness. They are re-evaluated regularly to ensure the high standards are maintained.
With the exception of linguists covering languages with rare status, as a minimum, our translators:
- must have a relevant first degree, postgraduate qualification or corresponding qualification
- are able to demonstrate a number of years full time work in an appropriate field.
We assign a project manager to every assignment to ensure the project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and within budget.
Just let us know how we can help you.
Whom do we work with?
We work with a wide range of clients in the legal sector as well as private individuals including:
- Police forces
- Public sector organisations
- EU organisations
- Video and film production companies
- Financial organisations
How is the cost for Dutch legal translation calculated?
- The cost depends on the volume
- Translation is calculated per source word of original content
- Proofreading/revision is calculated by the hour
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure your data.
While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Dutch language.
Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 28 million speakers (in 2012), mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France, around Dunkerque. Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. The official or standard form of Dutch is known as Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands (ABN), ‘General Civilized Dutch’. It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. An association known as the Taalunie (Language Union), which was set up by governments of the Netherlands and Flanders, regulates the orthography and spelling of ABN. Alternative names for ABN are Algemeen Nederlands (AN), General Dutch, and Standaardnederlands, Standard Dutch. The Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium are collectively known as Flemish (Vlaams). They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.
Where is Dutch most widely spoken?Dutch is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but it is also the official language of Flanders, the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium. Worldwide, Dutch is a national language in Suriname (South America), Aruba and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean).
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.
Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.