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Our sworn interpreters and translators for Korean 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!

The Korean language has about 80 million speakers worldwide. This makes it one of the 25 most widely spoken languages, despite its highly localized distribution primarily on the Korean peninsula. It is an official language in North Korea, South Korea, and the Chinese district of Yanbian. Speaker groups also exist in northeastern China and eastern Russia, as well as in the Korean diaspora. Linguistically, Korean has no related languages, although it is at least grammatically similar to Japanese. It is therefore considered a so-called isolated language.

There are relatively few linguistic differences between South and North Korea, although Standard Korean is based on the dialects of Seoul and Pyongyang, respectively. However, South Korean is clearly more influenced by English and there are numerous loan words, such as haendeupon (from hand phone, meaning mobile phone). The English spoken by South Koreans is even called “Konglish”.

What differs greatly from peninsular Korean is the Jeju dialect spoken on the island of the same name in southern Korea. This dialect is similar to Korean, but the differences are so great that speakers cannot understand each other. With about 5,000 remaining speakers, it has been classified as “seriously endangered” by UNESCO since 2010.

While the Chinese writing system was used for the Korean language in the past, the specially developed “Hangul” has been used since the 15th century. As in English, letters are used instead of syllables as in Japanese or characters as in Chinese. However, several letters can always be combined to form a syllable, which means that individual words can appear quite short at first glance.

We offer the following services for Korean:

Certified translation of Korean documents

You grew up in South Korea and now want 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 Korean 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 Korean 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 South Korea. 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 (Korean: “아포스티유”) is an additional confirmation of authenticity of a foreign document. The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) has been in effect between Germany and South Korea since July 2007. 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 Korean authorities for Korean 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 general, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for issuing apostilles in South Korea. Further information on the respective offices can be found at the German Embassy. You can also find more information (in Korean only) on the website of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Our translators and interpreters for Korean work 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, 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