ImaniOU wrote:I just got a call from the TECRO in DC last night regarding the authentication of my documents. Apparently, they no longer authenticate the Chinese translations. They have to be authenticated locally by a Chinese notary public or court of law.
So this means that the Chinese translation doesn't need to be sent to TECRO, or that it still needs to be but needs to be notarized first?
Well......I would ASS U ME
, that now the following would be the correct procedures regarding the FBI background check.
1. Send the original FBI background check to the TECRO in DC to authenticate it. This document orginates from within the US, so it must be authenticated at the TECRO in DC and can't be authenticated here in Taiwan.
2. Translate the FBI background check here in Taiwan. Either do it yourself or have it translated by a reputable translation company. I'm guessing that it will probably have to be a reputable translation company because I doubt that a public notary or a district court would be willing to authenticate an English translation which they can't read themselves and which has been translated by the applicant. Too much room for "creative" translation! If it has been translated by a translation company with all the required "chops", then it will be a breeze to get it notorized. Many of my clients have used Megatrans to translate documents from English to Chinese and then Megatrans also had the document notorized for them as well. Kind of a one-stop shopping center.
3. Submit the authenticated original and the notorized Chinese translation with your APRC package.
jason242 wrote:If they don't authenticate the Chinese translation then that means we send 45 instead of the 75 USD?
I wouldn't ASS U ME it's only $45 for just the English FBI background check since they haven't updated their website with any recent information. I would call the TECRO right now and ask them how much it costs to authenticate the FBI background check by itself and also how much express mailing costs are today.