The Processing of Immigration Documents in Australia
Last Updated On: October 27, 2023 by The Migration Translators
Navigating Immigration Documentation: The Language Challenge
If you are preparing to immigrate to Australia and your first language is not English you may find it difficult to fully understand the intricacies of all the documentation you are required to submit before your application can be considered. You have to ensure you follow the correct process and provide all the right documents otherwise there might be a delay in the processing of your application.
NAATI-Approved Translation Services
Fortunately, there are many professional translation services that have NAATI translators who provide translation of documents for immigration purposes. In order for any foreign language documents to be accepted as part of your immigration application you have to use the services of a NAATI translator to undertake the translation otherwise they will not be accepted. NAATI stands for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. A course is undertaken by translators and interpreters and an examination is taken which has to be passed in order to be awarded the status of a NAATI translator.
Document Translation Assistance
If you are finding the forms difficult to understand, a document translator can provide a translation which will help to ensure the information is filled in correctly. This translator can also provide translations of any other documents that you will need in support of your immigration application that are not in English. This includes:
- Certificate of police clearance
- Medical examination document
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Academic qualifications
- Work record
You are required to present a police certificate for your own country of origin and for any other place you have lived for more than six months after the age of 16. You will need to attend an interview and bring your original police clearance certificate with you even if you have already sent a scanned, certified translation.
Every potential immigrant has to undergo a medical examination before being eligible to migrate which includes an evaluation of your medical history. You will need to attend a medical exam which will be conducted by a physician that is approved by the Australian Government. You probably won’t need a professional document translation as the physician will provide the certificate in English.
Locating a NAATI Translator
However, all your official identification documents including birth, marriage, academic qualifications, and work record will need to be provided with a translation. You won’t have any problem finding a good NAATI translator as you only need to go online and search until you find someone who is available to do your translation job.