Doctors, Lawyers and Translation Services
The German missions in the U.S. keep lists of lawyers, translators and interpreters. However, the Embassy/Consulates take no responsibility with regard to the professional competency of any of those individuals whose names appear on the respective lists.
General sworn in or authorized interpreters, or interpreters that are qualified for legal and public service interpreting in a way that is comparable to the German system are not available in the U.S. However, for many translations the services of local translators will suffice. Nonetheless, it is recommended that authorization be obtained from the respective authorities in Germany to which the translations will be presented, if a translation from the U.S. will be recognized.
Please check with the appropriate mission for their respective lists of lawyers, translators and interpreters in their jurisdiction.
Los Angeles (Consulate General)
San Francisco (Consulate General)
To find out which of the nine German Consular Missions in the U.S. serves your U.S. home state, please consult our interactive consulate finder