English translation of foreign documents
All documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an approved translation. You must also provide the original foreign language document.
Special note re translations performed on non-original documents: If your translator is working from a copy of your document (e.g. you emailed your document to the translator), your translator should provide a copy of the document he/she worked from. Ask your translator to bind this to the original translation and/or stamp it with the translator's stamp. This allows us to compare the translator's copy to the original document you present at your interview.
If you require translations from a different language, you should obtain one from a NAATI-accredited translator in Australia (see below).
Translations performed in Australia
Translations in Australia must be performed by a translator who is accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Visit the NAATI website to find a translator.
Translations performed in other countries
Translations from a country other than Australia must be performed by a translator approved by the Australian embassy/consulate in the country where the translation is performed. For example, a translation performed in Jordan must be done by a translator who is approved by the Australian Embassy in Amman. Please contact the Australian Embassy or consulate in that country directly for a list of their approved translators.
Once the translation has been performed by an approved translator, you must send the original translation to the Australian embassy or consulate in the country where the translation was performed so that it can be stamped and certified as an approved translation. For example, if your translation was performed in Jordan, the original translation must be certified by the Australian Embassy in Jordan. If the translation does not include a copy of the foreign language that was translated, you should send include this. Once your translation has been stamped and certified as an approved translation, it can be used in any country as part of your passport application.
If you do not have a translation certified by the Australian embassy or consulate in the country where the translation was prepared, you must obtain a new translation from NAATI translator in Australia.