English translations of foreign documents

If you are required to present foreign documentation that is not written in English, you must provide an English translation made by an approved translation service.

Approved translation services

If you are obtaining the translation in Australia – please contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) for a list of approved translators in your area. Visit the NAATI website to locate a translator.

Alternatively phone (02) 6260 3035 or email: info@naati.com.au for further information. The Department of Home Affairs also provides translating services (fees apply).

In New South Wales, the Community Relations Commission (CRC) for a Multicultural NSW employs NAATI accredited translators. Translations on CRC letterhead that are certified as an extract translation of the document(s) attached and include the ID number of the translator are acceptable.

If you are obtaining the translation overseas – please contact the relevant Australian diplomatic mission or consulate for a list of approved translation services in your country of residence. The mission will certify the translation so it can be used with future passport applications, wherever they are lodged.