One-stop Translation & Certification Services in Japan One-stop Translation & Certification Services in Japan
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Use Our Services When...

  • Certified translation of a family register is needed for visa application

  • Certified academic document is needed to apply for a school abroad

  • Certified marriage certificate is needed for registration of the marriage abroad

  • Certified passport copy is needed for incorporation abroad

  • Services by an expert in certification are needed

  • No time to lose

How Our Services Are Distinguished?

  • We are a one-stop translation-and-certification service provider with solid knowledge and skill built up since 2006.
  • Our services are provided by a certified legal professional, who is also an experienced professional legal translator.
  • We use a notary in Osaka, that speeds up the certification process and works favorably for you.

Document Certification (Apostille, Notarization, Consular Legalization & Others)

Apostille Certification

Apostille certifies the authenticity and validity of documents. It is effective among countries that are participants of the Hague Convention (Apostille Convention).
When a document is going to be used outside the country where it was issued, Apostille is often required to officially prove that such document is valid and authentic. Although there are other types of document certification such as notarization and consular legalization, Apostille is the most typical one because more than half the countries of the world are participants of the Apostille Convention. See the latest Apostille Country & Region List here.
Apostille is typically required in the processes of visa application, application to school, marriage registration, and incorporation outside the country where the document was issued. Whatever the case is, completing the document certification procedure requires substantial time and effort, if you are not experienced in this area.
We are an experienced certification service provider. We complete the complex process quickly on behalf of you, and at the same time, we pay full attention to the details of the case to eliminate any trouble accruing after your submission of the certified document.
We help you reduce your stress and also save your valuable time.

Fees

* Please contact us for detailed processes and fees.

  1. Apostille on official documents (family register, police certificate, resident certificate, etc.)
    Our service fee: 10,000 yen
    Discount is given on the 2nd and more documents in 1 order
  2. Apostille on private documents (diploma, translation, photocopy of official document, etc.)
    Our service fee: 12,000 or 16,000 yen (Depending on the case)
    Discount is given on the 2nd and more documents in 1 order
    Notary’s fee will separately accrue

Notarization, Consular Legalization and Legal Professional’s Certification

Other than Apostille, certifications which are often required for documents to be used outside the countries of origin include notarization, authentication of official seal (MOFA), consular legalization, translator’s certificate, and legal professional’s certificate.
Whatever the case is, completing the document certification procedure requires substantial time and effort, if you are not experienced in this area.
We are an experienced certification service provider. We complete the complex process quickly on behalf of you, and at the same time, we pay full attention to the details of the case to eliminate any trouble accruing after your submission of the certified document.
We help you reduce your stress and also save your valuable time.

Fees

* For reference purpose only. Please contact us for detailed processes and fees.

  1. Notarization
    Our service fee: 12,000 or 16,000 yen (Depending on the case)
    Discount is given on the 2nd and more documents in 1 order
    Notary’s fee will separately accrue
  2. MOFA Authentication (Authentication of Official Seal) Our service fee: 10,000 yen
    Discount is given on the 2nd and more documents in 1 order
  3. Consular Legalization
    Our service fee: 16,000 yen
    Discount is given on the 2nd and more documents in 1 order
    Consular’s fee will separately accrue

    * Consular legalization is given on top of MOFA authentication (for public documents) or on top of notarization and MOFA authentication (for private documents).

    To apply for our consular legalization service, you may also want to apply for our MOFA authentication and/or notarization service.
  4. Translator’s Certificate
    Free of charge
  5. Legal Professional’s Certificate
    Minimum charge is 5,000 yen

Translation of Certificates and Standard Documents

Translation of Certificates

The translation of certificates is required in many processes such as visa application, application to school, marriage registration, and incorporation outside the country where the original certificate was issued.
Certificates are harder to translate than they appear. All necessary information is input in a limited space such as a sheet of paper and a small card. Description by text is minimum, and instead, symbols, marks and numbers are used and have significant meanings. Substantial research and knowledge are required to correctly understand what those symbols and numbers mean.
Our translator is a legal professional and also an experienced legal translator between Japanese and English. The translation you will receive is prepared based on solid knowledge and skill in both legal and translation areas. Translation between Japanese and a language other than English will be outsourced to an outside professional or translator.
Use our services to obtain reliable translations.

Certificate of family register, Resident certificate, Certificate of corporate registration, Certificate of seal impression, Signature certificate, Postmortem certificate, Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Divorce certificate, Death certificate, Residence card, Certificate of marriage eligibility, Driver's license, Tax payment certificate, Medical license, Health insurance card, Graduation certificate, Diploma, Academic transcript, Certificate of employment, Certificate of withholding tax, and others

Fees

Minimum charge is 5,000 yen. Please contact us for your case.

Translation of Standard Documents

Documents in a certain formality, such as Articles of Incorporation and Power of Attorney, are required in many processes such as incorporation, inheritance, and visa application.
Our translator is a legal professional and also an experienced legal translator between Japanese and English. The translation you will receive is prepared based on solid knowledge and skill in both legal and translation areas. Translation between Japanese and a language other than English will be outsourced to an outside professional or translator.
Use our services to obtain reliable translations.

Tax return form, Notarized will, Power of attorney, Articles of incorporation, Financial statements, Settlement report, Audit report, Minutes of meeting, Utility bill, bank statement, Affidavit, and others

Fees

Minimum charge is 5,000 yen. Please contact us for your case.

AURORA’s Achievements

Our Certification Services Have Handled…

Certificate of family register, Resident certificate, Certificate of corporate registration, Certificate of seal impression, Signature certificate, Birth certificate, Death certificate, Notification of death, Postmortem certificate, Burial permit, Cremation permit, Marriage certificate, Divorce certificate, Residence card, Certificate of marriage eligibility, Certificate of criminal record, Passport, Driver's license, Tax residency certificate, Tax payment certificate, Taxation certificate, Export certificate, Import Certificate, Medical license, Health insurance card, Tax return form (income tax, corporate tax), Tax declaration form (inheritance tax, gift tax), Bill of lading, Notarized will, Power of attorney, Graduation certificate, Diploma, Academic transcript, Certificate of employment, Certificate of withholding tax, Articles of incorporation, Financial statements, Settlement report, Invoice, Audit report, Minutes of board of directors meeting, Minutes of shareholders meeting, Shareholder registry, Real estate document, Real property appraisal report, Professional’s identification card, Contract, Written opinion, Bank account statement, Balance statement, Utility (electricity/gas/water/telephone) bill, Income certificate, Written consent, Affidavit, Declaration, and others

Our Certifications Have Been Used in…

United States, Italy, India, Russia, Argentina, Germany, Australia, Portugal, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Mexico, Turkey, Netherlands, Dominican, Republic, South Korea, England, Finland, Maldives, Malta, Vietnam, Israel, Switzerland, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Germany, Man (British territory), Chile, Spain, South Africa, Czech Republic, Republic of Estonia, China, Canada, Singapore, Denmark, Slovakia, Norway, Belgium, Bahamas, Latvia, Ireland, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Cambodia, Romania, Seychelles, Iraq, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Peru, New Zealand, Liechtenstein, Nepal, Brazil, Channel Islands (Crown dependency)

Apostille Country List

Apostille certifies the authenticity and validity of documents. It is effective among countries that are participants of the Hague Convention (Apostille Convention).
When a document is going to be used outside the country where it was issued, Apostille is often required to officially prove that such document is valid and authentic.
Below is the latest Apostille country and region list.

Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, U.S.A., Argentina, Albania, Armenia, Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, UK, Israel, Italy, India, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Ecuador, Estonia, El Salvador, Australia, Austria, Oman, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Cook Islands, Greece, Georgia, Grenada, Croatia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Suriname, Slovakia, Slovenia, Swaziland, Seychelles, Serbia, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tonga, Namibia, Niue, Nicaragua, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Paraguay, Barbados, Hungary, Fiji, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Brunei, Burundi, Venezuela, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Poland, Hong Kong, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Macao, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, South Africa, Mexico, Mauritius, Monaco, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Luxembourg, Romania, Lesotho, Russia, Bahrain, Botswana, Czech Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo, Morocco, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Tunisia, Bolivia, Guyana, Philippines, Palau, Jamaica, Singapore, Indonesia

French Territory:
Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Saint-Pierre Island, Miquelon, French Polynesia

Portugal Territory:
All overseas territory

Dutch Territory:
Dutch Antilles, Aruba

British Territory:
Jersey, Guernsey, Man, Cayman Islands, Bermudas, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar,
Montserrat, St. Helena, Anguilla, Turks And Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands

(As of June 4, 2022)

Non-Apostille Countries: Approximately half the countries of the world including Canada, China, Malaysia, and Vietnam are not participants of the Hage Convention (Apostille Convention). A certification other than Apostille is needed for documents to be used in these countries and regions.

About Us

Our Founder & Representative

Ryoko MESTECKY Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist

What Is Gyosei-shoshi?
“Gyoseishoshi” (in Japanese) is a legal professional qualification granted by the national government of Japan.
We are specialized in the procedures of application to, report to, and registration with government agencies, such as application for business license and visa application.
Moreover, we prepare documents such as regulations and rules, contracts, and written will, and also arrange for various certified documents.

Ryoko MESTECKY
Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist (Gyosei-shoshi)
Legal translator

2006-Present AURORA Translation & Legal Services
2003-2005 Prominent law firm in Osaka
Legal translator and legal secretary
2000-2002 Financing company in Osaka
Japanese-English translator for business documents

Our Office

AURORA Translation and Legal Services
Name AURORA Translation and Legal Services
Address 4-1-503 Kitashinmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0023, Japan
Representative Ryoko MESTECKY
Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist (Gyosei-shoshi)
Legal translator
TEL 06-6944-3341 (Japan domestic)
+81-6-6944-3341 (international)

Access

By Train: 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Tanimachi-yonchome station (Tanimachi line, Osaka Metro)
By Car: See below map. There are several coin parkings around our office.

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