In cooperation with consulates and embassies, documents may have to be submitted to the national representations in the respective official language of the target country. These can be documents in connection with the application for a special visa (certified invitations, marriage certificates, extracts from the commercial register, etc.) or documents submitted for legalisation (powers of attorney, certificates of origin, commercial invoices, etc.).
Not everyone has a translator at hand right away. Depending on the document and the specifications of the target country, the latter must be approved as a sworn translator. Particularly in the area of documents to be certified, professional work is essential, since inaccuracies are not recognised by the authorities.