NY Government Agencies Must Offer Translation & Interpreting

Posted: October, 2011 in Legal Interpreting

Some state government agencies will be required to offer translation and interpreting services under an executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The six languages for which translation and interpreting must be offered include Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French and French Creole.

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US Immigrants and Health Care

Posted: July, 2011 in Immigration, Maintaining Status

For immigrants, seeking health care can be a daunting process.

Lack of health insurance coverage, ineligibility for Medicaid benefits and linguistic difficulties often create significant barriers.

We explain what immigrants may face when they need health care services.

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Using Telephonic Interpreting for Recorded Statements

Posted: May, 2011 in Legal Interpreting

If you work in the insurance industry, you know that recorded statements are important parts of adjusting claims.

But what if the person giving the statement only speaks a language you don’t understand?

Telephonic interpreting could be the solution.

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The Affidavit Translation Process

Posted: May, 2011 in Litigation Support

Affidavits — signed, sworn statements of fact — are used in trials and other court proceedings where a verified statement is required.

Drawing up an affidavit is a simple enough task for an attorney, but what if the person who is supposed to sign the affidavit doesn’t speak English well enough to understand what they’re signing?

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When You Should & Shouldn’t Use Telephonic Interpreting

Posted: May, 2011 in Legal Interpreting

Telephonic interpreting can be a boon to legal professionals in need of language services, but it sometimes presents difficulties and may not always be the right solution for your particular needs.

For more common languages and prescheduled meetings and events, an on-site interpreter is almost always the best option.

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How Can Telephonic Interpreting Assist in Legal Proceedings?

Posted: April, 2011 in Legal Interpreting

You need to communicate with a client who speaks another language, but you don’t have access to a legal interpreter. You need telephonic interpreting services.

With one toll-free call, you can reach a professional legal interpreter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Top Immigration Headlines: February 2011

Posted: February, 2011 in Immigration Issues, News

February 2011 produced plenty of immigration news.

From driving rights for refugees to a tacky, offensive anti-immigration iPhone app, here are some of the most thought-provoking immigration articles from February 2011.

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What Document Translations Do You Need for an Immigration Case?

Posted: January, 2011 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Translation

Having a job isn’t the only requirement for receiving an employment-based green card. USCIS also requires the translation of personal documents.

USCIS requires English copies of documents before processing an application can begin.

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How to Sponsor Your Sibling for a Green Card

Posted: December, 2010 in Family-Based, Immigration

If you are a United States citizen, you can sponsor your sibling for a green card.

Sponsoring your brother or sister for a green card isn’t more complex than sponsoring a fiancé(e), but there are some differences to be aware of.

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Translation Requirements for a Marriage-Based Green Card

Posted: November, 2010 in Adjusting Status, Family-Based, Immigration

Translation of immigration documents is a required part of the marriage-based green card process.

USCIS requires that any personal documents issued in a language other than English need to be translated.

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