If you have documents that are not in English, they must be translated.

All documents which are not in English or Welsh must be translated by a professional translator or translation agency. You must not translate the documents yourself. If you submit documents that are not in English without a translation they will not be considered when a decision is made about your visa.

If you have documents that you wish to submit with your visa application and they are not in English, you should contact a translation service provider to translate the document.

You must ensure that the translation you receive is a certified translation and that it also contains all of the following:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date the document was translated
  • The full name and signature of the translator or an official from the translation company
  • The translator or translation company’s contact details

Translation providers

International Advice and Guidance have compiled the below  list of translation providers in the local area.You must ensure that the translation you receive is a certified translation and that it contains the above points.

Please note that the University of Liverpool does not endorse any of these translation agencies, although the University supplier of translation services is Dictate 2 us. It is up to you to ensure you are receiving a service that meets your needs. We recommend that you make enquiries with several service providers to ensure you find a service you are happy to use.

CompanyContact details 

Maple House
Haymarket Street

0161 762 1100 

All students qualify for a 15% discount on all translation documents.

Charges are calculated per word. 

Translate My doc / Talking Heads

3 President Buildings
Savile Street
S4 7UQ

+44 (0) 114 470 1079 

Link Translation Bureau Limited

1 Mann Island
L3 1BP

+44 (0) 151 236 5262 


Can translate from most languages (including most European and Asian languages).
Libra Translation Services

1st Floor
The Tapestry
68 - 74 Kempston St
L3 8HL

+44 (0)7835438028 

Most one-page documents can be translated into English and certified for a flat fee of £60.
Languages Partnership – Miss Helene Agnes Besson

23 Stevenson Street
L15 4HA 

Translate from French or Spanish Prices depending on the contents of the document, the formatting and urgency. Discount may be offered if several similar documents need to be translated.
International Translations Limited

Suite 120D
Cotton Exchange
Old Hall Street
L3 9LQ

+44 (0)151 305 1080

Translate from all major world languages
Translation Empire

Empire House
College Road
OL12 6AE

0330 2020273

Prices are very competitive and start from 9 pence per word. We can translate 2000 to 3000 words of written content within 24 hours depending upon the complexity of the source material. We can also provide certificates of authenticity and apostilles for official documents that are to be used in a legal context.
Sure Languages

Exeter & Edinburgh

0845 3883 524

Our official translation services are competitively priced. Students can order online, and receive their official certified translation in a day or two. As an official and registered translation company, our translations meet Home Office visa requirements
Tomedes Translation Company

International House
12 Constance Street
E16 2DQ

+44 (0)16 1509 6140 

Tomedes is a global translation company speeding you across linguistic borders and empowering you to conquer new international markets with a full range of professional language and content solutions.
Rush Translate

113 Cherry St PMB 72476

Seattle, WA 98104-2205 


RushTranslate helps individuals and businesses with quick and affordable document translation services. Our team of professional translators has a wide range of experience and deep specialisation in many areas, such as translating supporting documents for immigration or citizenship applications, academic transcripts for university applications, and many other use cases.

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