Put your words into deeds
The translation of a Dutch notarial deed is a highly specialized undertaking. The results must be accurate and complete. Our 15 years of experience guarantees you rest easy, knowing your work is immediately ready for use in both courtroom or boardroom.
Dutch notarial translations
In the Netherlands, civil law notaries (“notaris”) handle non-litigation civil matters. Unlike notaries in common law jurisdiction, civil law notaries are trained attorneys whom the Crown appoints. Civil law notaries are experts in property law, corporate law, succession law, and family law. You can find useful information about the work of Dutch notaries on the Royal Dutch Association of Civil Law Notaries here (in English).
Go Dutch Translation also specializes in the translation of non-legal texts. We can translate vital records, websites, literature, and others. Additionally, our company is specialized in financial translations.
Sometimes you need certified translations. When you are presenting a document to a governmental body or need it to be “official,” you will need a certified translation. The location of the translator himself dictates the steps taken in the certification process. If the translator is located in the United States, he or she will provide a typed up, notarized Certificate of Accuracy. There is no such thing as a sworn translator in the United States. This is different from the Netherlands.
If the translator is located in the Netherlands, the sworn translator puts his or her own stamp on the translation (like that of a notary’s seal). Unlike in the United States, there are sworn translators in the Netherlands. If you need a sworn translation by a Dutch sworn translator, we can arrange this for you.
Note: Unless specifically requested, certified translations may not be necessary. Website translations, translations for publication, and a host of other translations do not need certifications. Contact us for more information.
Going the extra mile: legalization
Legalization is one step further than certification. The standardized legalization procedure for translations is called the apostille. An apostille is a separate document which we affix to the Certificate of Accuracy (which in turn we affix to the translation) that makes the entire translation packet legal for use in another country. Consulates and foreign governments often request legalized translations. Usually, you do not need apostilles if you use your translations within your home country.
We can complete all legalization formalities on your behalf, ensuring that your translation is a ready to go, fully legalized product. Contact us for more information.
Note: Unless specifically requested, legalized translations may not be necessary. As stated above, consulates, foreign governments, and foreign schools often request legalizations.
We use state-of-the-art translation (CAT) tools to support the translation process. As a result, our company also maintains its own extensive database containing over 200,000 specialized terms. Thus, we carefully note clients’ preferences: one man’s “CEO” is another man’s “Managing Director.” At Go Dutch Translation, we believe in staying up to date with various specialization terms. As a result, we constantly update and improve our database.
Translation is a collaborative effort. We are two highly specialized opposite pair translators; true to our name, we truly go Dutch. Thus, we fully understand both source and target languages, not to mention their respective cultures.
We can handle all aspects of Dutch legal translations. Our language pairs are:
Dutch to English
English to Dutch
Go Dutch Translation furnishes Dutch notary translations for law firms, civil law notaries, tax attorneys, government departments, companies, and businesses of all types both in the Netherlands and abroad.
What we translate
- Articles of association
- Cohabitation agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Wills and probate
- Deeds of incorporation
- Transfer deeds
- Purchase deeds
- Merger deeds
- Mortgage deeds
- Property division deeds
- All other deeds and instruments