General Information

Our sworn interpreters and translators for French work for our customers throughout Germany. Do you need certified and stamped translations of documents, on-site interpreters or remote interpreters? We’ll support you in the planning and implementation of your project. Contact us today for a consultation!

Due to France’s colonial history, French is now a world language spoken by over 320 million people worldwide in more than 50 countries. This includes of course France itself, but also other European countries such as Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. There are also many native speakers of French in Canada, especially in the province of Québec. This has repeatedly led to conflicts and there have already been two referendums for independence, the last of which, in particular, was very narrowly decided in favor of remaining in Canada.

In the Maghreb, not only in Tunisia but even more so in Algeria, there are millions of French native speakers. While French is on a confirmed decline in Tunisia, it still has an important role in education, commerce and everyday life in Algeria, even though the country has not officially declared itself to be francophone. Also, a local dialect is developing there that is strongly influenced by the Arabic of the Maghreb.

But not only in the north, also in the heart of Africa there are numerous countries and regions where French plays an important role. Examples would be Côte d’IvoireNiger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Cameroon. In many of these countries, so-called pidgin languages have developed, based on French as well as local languages, such as Camfranglais in Cameroon. However, these are mostly purely colloquial languages and are not standardized, so there are a large number of local dialects. These, of course, also exist in the numerous islands and small states of the Caribbean and the Pacific, where French is also widely spoken or, as in the case of Haiti, has formed its own Creole languages.

Even in France, Standard French is not spoken everywhere. This standard is based on Francien, the dialect of Île-de-France, the region around the capital Paris, where about one fifth of the French population lives. In the north of the country, the most common dialects are the langues d’oïl, with Brittany being an exception. Breton, a Celtic language closely related to Welsh, is widely spoken there.

In the south of France, on the other hand, the langues d’oc are widespread. These are not French dialects from a linguistic point of view, because Occitan is a Gallo-Romance language in its own right. Its dialects are also divided regionally, for example into Provençal or Gascon. Occitan also has many similarities with Catalan, the language of the Catalans living in eastern Spain.

We offer the following services for French:

Certified translation of French documents

You grew up in a French-speaking country such as France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Canada or one of the numerous French-speaking countries in Africa and would now like to live and work in Germany or vice versa? For occasions such as marriage, naturalization, application for parental allowance, studies, pension and many others, the authorities request a certified translation of your documents.

We will help you with the translation!

  • Originals are usually not required for the issuance of a certified translation, but you must be able to present them to authorities upon request.
  • Translations of documents are provided including certification by a translator sworn-in by a court in Germany.
  • Our translations for French are recognized by all German authorities and offices.
  • We will send your translation by mail to the address of your choice in Germany.
  • Commission us online to translate your French documents and process your orders electronically.
  • We can provide you with a digital copy in advance upon request.

A Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen – ZAB). It assesses international higher education qualifications and ascertains the professional and academic legitimacy of candidates. This is intended to facilitate access to the German labor market and enable students to continue their studies in Germany. It is a comparative classification, but not a recognition.

For further details on the process of recognizing equivalency and the evaluation of your diplomas, please visit the official website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz – KMK).

You can check the evaluation of your certificates and degrees in advance in the Anabin database.

You can also check the value of your foreign university qualification and research further information.

Information about degrees with university admission can also be found in Anabin. You can check under which conditions you can take up an undergraduate course of study in Germany with a foreign secondary qualification.

Depending on the federal state, other recognition and advisory offices are responsible for recognizing the equivalence of your degrees, certificates or diplomas from French-speaking countries. On Anabin you can find information not only about relevant authorities, but also about advisory bodies without direct recognition competence. They can provide you with information on numerous issues relating to recognition in Germany.

An apostille is an additional confirmation of authenticity of a foreign document. The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) is in effect between Germany and numerous French-speaking countries. Here, an apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature and, if applicable, the seal of the signatory, as well as their authority to issue the document.

The authorities of the country in which the document was issued are responsible for issuing them, i.e. German authorities for German documents and, for example, Canadian authorities for Canadian documents. An apostille consists of a fixed text and is affixed to the document itself or to a sheet attached to it. The Hague Convention does not apply to documents issued by diplomatic or consular representatives, nor to documents relating directly to commercial transactions or customs procedures.

In addition to the Apostille Convention, there are other treaties between Germany and some countries, such as France, by which even the Apostille can be dispensed with. According to the German missions in France, this applies to French documents, for example.

For more information on the apostille and obtaining documents in English-speaking countries and in Germany, please contact the German Federal Foreign Office. Here you can find a list of all countries that have joined the Apostille Convention.

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Our translators and interpreters for French are available for our customers on a daily basis throughout Germany. Whether you need an on-site interpreter or a certified translation of documents, we are here for you!

Our interpreters regularly work at public authorities, schools, lawyers and doctors, including the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt (Main), Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dortmund, Essen, Bremen, Dresden, Hanover, Nuremberg, Duisburg, Bochum, Wuppertal, Bielefeld, Bonn, Münster, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Augsburg, Wiesbaden, Mönchengladbach, Gelsenkirchen, Braunschweig, Aachen, Kiel, Chemnitz, Halle (Saale), Magdeburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Krefeld, Mainz, Lübeck, Erfurt, Oberhausen, Rostock, Kassel, Hagen, Saarbrücken, Potsdam, Hamm, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Leverkusen, Heidelberg, Solingen, Darmstadt, Herne, Neuss, Regensburg, Paderborn, Ingolstadt, Offenbach am Main, Fürth, Würzburg, Ulm, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Wolfsburg, Göttingen, Bottrop, Reutlingen, Koblenz, Bremerhaven, Erlangen, Bergisch Gladbach, Trier, Recklinghausen, Jena, Remscheid, Salzgitter, Moers, Siegen, Hildesheim, Gütersloh, Kaiserslautern, Cottbus, Witten, Hanau, Schwerin, Esslingen am Neckar, Ludwigsburg, Gera, Iserlohn, Tübingen, Düren, Flensburg, Zwickau, Gießen, Ratingen, Lünen, Villingen-Schwenningen, Konstanz, Marl, Worms, Velbert, Minden, Neumünster, Dessau-Roßlau, Norderstedt, Delmenhorst, Bamberg, Viersen, Marburg, Rheine, Wilhelmshaven, Lüneburg, Gladbeck, Troisdorf, Bayreuth, Dorsten, Detmold, Arnsberg, Landshut, Castrop-Rauxel, Lüdenscheid, Brandenburg an der Havel, Bocholt, Aschaffenburg, Celle, Kempten (Allgäu), Fulda, Aalen, Lippstadt, Dinslaken, Kerpen, Herford, Rüsselsheim am Main, Weimar, Sindelfingen, Neuwied, Plauen, Dormagen, Neubrandenburg, Grevenbroich, Rosenheim, Herten, Bergheim, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Garbsen, Friedrichshafen, Wesel, Offenburg, Hürth, Stralsund, Greifswald, Langenfeld (Rhineland), Neu-Ulm, Unna, Euskirchen, Göppingen, Frankfurt (Oder), Hameln, Eschweiler, Stolberg (Rhineland), Meerbusch, Görlitz, Sankt Augustin, Hilden, Waiblingen, Baden-Baden, Lingen (Ems), Langenhagen, Hattingen, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Bad Salzuflen, Pulheim, Nordhorn, Schweinfurt, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Wetzlar, Passau, Menden (Sauerland), Ahlen, Frechen, Kleve, Wolfenbüttel, Ibbenbüren, Bad Kreuznach, Gummersbach, Ravensburg, Speyer, Goslar, Willich, Böblingen, Erftstadt, Peine, Elmshorn, Rastatt, Emden, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Lörrach, Freising, Leonberg, Frankenthal (Pfalz), Bergkamen, Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Bad Oeynhausen, Bornheim, Gronau (Westphalia), Cuxhaven, Straubing, Dachau, Stade, Singen (Hohentwiel), Soest, Hennef (Sieg), Lahr/Black Forest, Alsdorf, Landau in der Pfalz, Dülmen, Melle, Oberursel (Taunus), Herzogenrath, Schwerte, Neunkirchen, Filderstadt, Hof, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Fellbach, Rodgau, Albstadt, Weinheim, Gotha, Bünde, Oranienburg, Bruchsal, Kaufbeuren, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Brühl, Memmingen, Lehrte, Falkensee, Erkrath, Rottenburg am Neckar, Pinneberg, Kaarst, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Erkelenz, Kamen, Wismar, Gifhorn, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Borken, Nettetal, Eisenach, Heinsberg, Amberg, Dreieich, Aurich, Homburg, Ansbach, Nordhausen, Laatzen, Seevetal, Siegburg, Wunstorf, Königswinter, Nürtingen, Coburg, Schwabach, Monheim am Rhein, Kirchheim unter Teck, Eberswalde, Bensheim, Freiberg, Lemgo, Schwäbisch Hall, Germering, Halberstadt, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Hückelhoven, Pirmasens, Buxtehude, Weißenfels, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Bernau bei Berlin, Löhne, Schorndorf, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Freital, Maintal, Hofheim am Taunus, Völklingen, Ahaus, Ettlingen, Ostfildern, Stendal, Ilmenau, Mettmann, Würselen, Niederkassel, Bautzen, Pirna, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Neu-Isenburg, Langen, Haltern am See, Papenburg, Greven, Königs Wusterhausen, Kamp-Lintfort, Backnang, Warendorf, Fürstenfeldbruck, Beckum, Suhl, Kehl, Erding, Wesseling, Coesfeld, Tuttlingen, Mühlhausen/Thüringen, Emsdetten, Voerde (Niederrhein), Limburg an der Lahn, Porta Westfalica, Cloppenburg, Sankt Ingbert, Sinsheim, Meppen, Winsen (Luhe), Ingelheim am Rhein, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Lage, Leer, Wermelskirchen, Datteln, Crailsheim, Saarlouis, Kempen, Seelze, Balingen, Steinfurt, Viernheim, Dietzenbach, Goch, Zweibrücken, Barsinghausen, Bad Vilbel, Hemer, Radebeul, Merseburg, Kornwestheim, Geldern, Ahrensburg, Deggendorf, Wedel, Stuhr, Uelzen, Biberach an der Riß, Korschenbroich, Rheinfelden (Baden), Vechta, Jülich, Lampertheim, Bernburg (Saale), Wernigerode, Bad Nauheim, Hoyerswerda, Forchheim, Naumburg (Saale), Delbrück, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Achim, Itzehoe, Georgsmarienhütte, Herrenberg, Altenburg, Radolfzell am Bodensee, Nienburg, Oer-Erkenschwick, Ganderkesee, Bramsche, Kreuztal, Emmerich am Rhein, Rheinberg, Geestland, Weyhe, Neuruppin, Werl, Burgdorf, Gevelsberg, Einbeck, Geesthacht, Schönebeck, Lohmar, Haan, Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Weil am Rhein, Ennepetal, Taunusstein, Friedberg, Bad Hersfeld, Andernach, Gaggenau, Merzig, Neuburg an der Donau, Meschede, Riesa, Werne, Schwedt/Oder, Wedemark, Bretten, Vaihingen an der Enz, Rietberg, Friedberg (Hessen), Tönisvorst, Waltrop, Saalfeld, Saale, Oelde, Landsberg am Lech, Schwandorf, Northeim, Güstrow, Kelkheim, Taunus, Springe, Unterschleißheim, Bad Zwischenahn, Rendsburg, Bühl, Höxter, Rösrath, Mühlheim am Main, Schwelm, Idar-Oberstein, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Geislingen an der Steige, Rödermark, Meißen, Winnenden, Grimma, Wegberg, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Kevelaer, Königsbrunn, Leichlingen, Rheinland, Olching, Emmendingen, Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Baunatal, Hattersheim am Main, Sundern (Sauerland), Mechernich, Verden (Aller), Zeitz, Reinbek, Griesheim, Geilenkirchen, Wetter (Ruhr), Arnstadt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Overath, Baesweiler, Weinstadt, Leimen, Aschersleben, Rheinbach, Lohne (Oldenburg), Wangen im Allgäu, Teltow, Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Hamminkeln, Strausberg, Ludwigsfelde, Wiesloch, Remseck am Neckar, Neckarsulm, Lauf an der Pegnitz, Butzbach, Werder (Havel), Heiligenhaus, Hennigsdorf, Ehingen, Hohen Neuendorf, Nordenham, Mühlacker, Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Weiterstadt, Heppenheim (Bergstrasse), Sangerhausen, Selm, Bingen am Rhein, Kulmbach, Bad Honnef, St. Wendel, Helmstedt, Achern, Köthen (Anhalt), Zirndorf, Lübbecke, Lindau (Bodensee), Groß-Gerau, Brilon, Geretsried, Rinteln, Schleswig, Friedrichsdorf, Verl, Lennestadt, Unterhaching, Roth, Plettenberg, Pfungstadt, Rottweil, Harsewinkel, Wiehl, Weingarten, Petershagen, Zittau, Horb am Neckar, Idstein, Salzkotten, Rudolstadt, Obertshausen, Staßfurt, Norden, Ditzingen, Schmallenberg, Delitzsch, Lüdinghausen, Meckenheim, Meiningen, Stutensee, Espelkamp, Markkleeberg, Sprockhövel, Bad Oldesloe, Öhringen, Warstein, Olpe, Ellwangen (Jagst), Vaterstetten, Ronnenberg, Isernhagen, Syke, Attendorn, Rathenow, Waldshut-Tiengen, Übach-Palenberg, Varel, Senftenberg, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Bad Mergentheim, Haren (Ems), Eisenhüttenstadt, Riedstadt, Quedlinburg, Bedburg, Freudenstadt, Hann, Münden, Döbeln, Calw, Moormerland, Alfter, Sonneberg, Korbach, Mosbach, Starnberg, Salzwedel, Waldkraiburg, Sehnde, Herzogenaurach, Jüchen, Dillenburg, Gelnhausen, Husum, Wandlitz, Netphen, Warburg, Wallenhorst, Walsrode, Lutherstadt, Eisleben, Westerstede, Leutkirch im Allgäu, Bad Soden am Taunus, Wertheim, Herdecke, Rastede, Vreden, Lengerich, Weilheim in Oberbayern, Nagold, Senden, Überlingen, Edewech, Gersthofen, Bad Kissingen, Laupheim, Friesoythe, Karben, Neusäß, Stadthagen, Gardelegen, Glauchau, Apolda, Donaueschingen, Kaltenkirchen, Büdingen, Metzingen, Spremberg, Rotenburg (Wümme), Kitzingen, Bad Harzburg, Radevormwald, Heide, Waldkirch, Karlsfeld, Elsdorf, Eppingen, Ilsede, Eckernförde, Hockenheim, Ottobrunn, Flörsheim am Main, Schwetzingen, Stadtallendorf, Sonthofen, Xanten, Versmold, Eschborn, Halle (Westphalia), Osterode am Harz, Bad Rappenau, Büren, Haar, Zerbst, Anhalt, Aichach, Geseke, Puchheim, Quickborn, Lindlar, Sondershausen, Groß-Umstadt, Soltau, Neu Wulmstorf, Seligenstadt, Westoverledingen, Schramberg, Eislingen/Fils, Rees, Waren (Müritz), Günzburg, Wipperfürth, Wülfrath, Waghäusel, Traunreut, Germersheim, Mühldorf am Inn, Gauting, Fröndenberg/Ruhr, Coswig, Werdau, Steinhagen, Traunstein, Panketal, Luckenwalde, Herborn, Nidderau, Nördlingen, Enger, Reichenbach im Vogtland, Wachtberg, Bruchköbel, Blieskastel, Mössingen, Schwanewede, Schifferstadt, Senden, Greiz, Schortens, Bad Krozingen, Kleinmachnow, Meinerzhagen, Duderstadt, Aue-Bad, Schlema, Hörstel, Zülpich, Wittmund, Stadtlohn, Uetze, Burgwedel, Haßloch, Rheinstetten, Neufahrn bei Freising, Bad Waldsee, Lichtenfels, Wildeshausen, Neustrelitz, Leinefelde-Worbis, Bad Salzungen Wilnsdorf, Bad Schwartau, Oberkirch, Gröbenzell.

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