Translations certified by bilingual notaries public are acceptable. Therefore, when a customer presents a document that is not written or printed in the English language, it must be accompanied by a translation that is certified by a bilingual teacher at an accredited Massachusetts college, university, or private language school, by a bilingual notary public, or by the local consulate for the document’s country of origin. If translated by a teacher or consulate, the translation must be printed on the letterhead of the consulate, college, university, or private language school and it must be properly formatted. If translated by a notary, the translation must have the notary’s official seal.
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