Translation of death certificates

by local Russian translators

We will need 1 or 2 days to translate a death certificate. We will arrange the text on a separate sheet, keeping its original structure and formatting. If needed, we can notarize our translation in Russia or simply certify it by our company’s seal.

Death certificate translation cost

Both foreign and Russian death certificates are translated at a fixed rate. They have a standardized form and more or less the same amount of text.

Common languages
Into Russian
$15 / document
From Russian
$25 / document
Common languages are the most popular ones (like English, French, German, Spanish etc.). There are lots of Russian translators of these languages, that is why we can offer lower rates.
Rare languages
Into Russian
$20 / document
From Russian
$38 / document
There are languages that only few translators work with, such as Icelandic, Japanese, or Pashto. We call them rare languages and charge more to translate from or into them.


or learn more about languages we work with

How we translate death certificates

Similar to other standard form documents, translators quickly deal with the template phrases (already checked and approved) and move on to verifying the names, dates and numbers. We will transliterate the names and surnames according to other documents in the same language. If you have no such documents, a passport or an ID card will do.

We will check if the numbers are typed in correctly

Translation of death certificates has its own specifics. For instance, we do not transliterate registration numbers. This way your certificate can be easily identified (in an archive, for example). This means the letters that indicate the series of a certificate, whether Latin or Cyrillic, remain unchanged.
Ekaterina Gaidadym, SPB Translations project manager

Dates and numbers in an Estonian death certificate

Numbers in an Estonian death certificate

All the dates and numbers are double checked after the translation is finished

Numbers in an Estonian death certificate translated into Russian

We know how to deal with seals, stamps, and signatures

  1. All legible stamps and seals will be translated. If we cannot figure out certain text, we will mark it /illegible/.
  2. Signatures will be indicated in the translated file.

A fragment of an Estonian death certificate with a doctor's seal

A fragment of a death certificate with a seal

The seal is also translated into Russian

A fragment of a death certificate with a seal translated into Russian

We will take care of formatting

Our translation of a death certificate will look similar to the original document. Not identical, but reading through the text will be easy and convenient if you want to compare the data with the source document.

  1. We will try to use the same amount of space for translated content, so that it fits on the same number of pages.
  2. If the original death certificate features text in bold or italics we will preserve this kind of formatting in translation.
  3. We preserve the layout including tables and other major styling elements.

A fragment of a death certificate with a complex table

A fragment of a death certificate issued in the US

The table is preserved in Russian translation

A fragment of a death certificate translated from English into Russian

Certified translations in Russia

If you want your translations to have legal force in Russia, we can certify them for you.

Learn more about certified translation

Convenient payment options

You can pay via PayPal or by a wired transfer. All major payment options are available.

Can I get a discount?

Sure! Discounts are available for regular customers and are also made for large documents (30+ pages), and texts with repetitions.

Contact Us

Send your documents and tell us what needs to be done. We will get back to you with the cost and delivery date. Feel free to contact us with any language related inquires.