When do I need a notary certification (notarization) of a translation?

Q: When do I need a notary certification (notarization) of a translation?

A: Typically, the translation must be notarized when submitting documents to government agencies, educational institutions, many embassies, banks, courts as well as for so called “notary transactions.” We recommend to check whether a notarization is needed with the organization that requires the translation. If you cannot contact said organization, the translation is recommended to be notarized to make sure your documents will be accepted.