Protecting your health, our health (Please read before coming into our office) #coronavirus

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 Clients with symptoms of fever, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath and/or cough, even if mild, are respectfully requested not to attend our office in Atkinson Street for appointments, and to contact us to discuss your options to reschedule or arrange a phone consult. Whilst we apologize for any inconvenience this causes, the health of our clients and our staff are of paramount importance for us.

As an agency that can work electronically, at Baraka Translations & Expats Services we are fortunate enough to be ready to work from home. Non-essential meetings and visits are postponed and we are poised to close the office in the coming days.

 Inshaa Allah, we will continue to TRANSLATE YOUR DOCUMENTS. Please e-mail your documents or send them by WhatsApp. We will translate and we will post them to your home address, free of charge! Phone lines will still be open for advice.
Stay healthy! May Allah protect us!

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We Are Finalist! Celebrating Excellence in British Muslim Business

Finalist Professional Services Business of the Year

FINALIST AGAIN! We are proud to announce we have been nominated as a finalist in the 2020 Islam Channel Business Awards for ‘Professional Services Business of the Year’. Our category is a large one and without the great work our whole team put in here we wouldn’t have made it. Thank you to all the clients who nominated Baraka Certified Translations! A massive thank you to of our magnificent team for their hard work and congratulations to the other finalists.

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Changement de prénom et/ou de nom de famille par “deed poll”


Dans le droit anglais, une personne peut changer de prénom et/ou de nom de famille à sa guise. La loi ne s’intéresse que sur la question de savoir si une personne a bien adopté et se fait habituellement connaitre sous un nom autre que celui de naissance. Aussi longtemps que c’est le cas, le changement de nom de famille sera valable.

Aussi longtemps que la démarche ne poursuit pas des fins frauduleuses ou d’autres fins illégales, une personne peut prendre n’importe quel prénom et/ou nom de famille sans aucune formalité et elle peut s’identifier, et être identifiée par le prénom qu’elle a adopté.

La preuve d’un changement de nom (prénom et/ou nom de famille) peut être fournie grâce à une procédure connue sous le nom de « deed poll » (acte légal). En vertu de cette procédure, une personne désireuse de changer son nom établit un acte sous une forme bien déterminée, dans lequel elle déclare renoncer à son ancien nom et adopter son nouveau prénom et/ou nom de famille

Les pouvoirs publics au Royaume-Uni reconnaîtront un changement de prénom ou de nom de famille sur la base de la présentation du deed poll. N’importe quelle personne, résidant au Royaume Uni, pourra ainsi changer son prénom et/ou nom de famille sur les documents anglais (y compris le permis de conduire, la carte bleu, etc.).

Pour les citoyens français, la demande de changement de prénom et/ou de nom suite à une décision étrangère (au Royaume-Uni : le “deed poll”) fait l’objet d’une procédure auprès du Procureur de la République près le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nantes. Le Procureur vérifiera l’opposabilité de la décision étrangère, autrement dit que celle-ci est conforme aux règles du droit français et peut donc produire ses effets en France.

Pour plus d’information, veuillez nous contacter.

Tel: 0116 215 3392
Mob: 07815500826

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We’ve now entered the year 2020. When signing and dating important documents, do not use /20 for the year 2020.

This prevents any altering of the date. For example, if you write out the date as 20/03/20 (20th of March 2020), a fraudster could backdate your document to 2019, or whatever date in this century he wishes.

Instead, make sure when you’re dating documents in 2020 that you write the year out in full, to protect yourself against fraud.

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Brexit, Settled Status and Citizenship application. Do you need a Certified Translation?

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BREXIT IS AROUND THE CORNER! The UK is scheduled to leave the EU 31st January 2020. The government is ending the priority given to EU migrants over those from other countries. If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. The security minister, Brandon Lewis, has recently declared that EU people who do not apply before the residency deadline may be removed from UK. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. You may refer to the Government website for eligibility criteria.

If you are granted settled status, you will be able to stay in the UK indefinitely (provided you don’t spend more than five consecutive years outside the UK). You may apply for British Citizenship, work in the UK, study in the UK, use the NHS, and access public welfare programmes. Family members may join you with a Family Visa.

On the other hand, many British people are applying for citizenship of an EU country. If your grandparents were born in France, or if you have married an Italian citizen, and you wish to secure your right to work and travel around the EU after Brexit, without restrictions, you may apply to become a citizen of their birth country.

Even though the process varies, depending on your application, you will usually require to translate some documents, such as:

✓ Birth certificate

✓ Marriage certificate

✓ Passport / ID Card

✓ Bank statements

✓ Employment letters

✓ Details of any criminal convictions, if applicable

Remember that when submitting a document to the Home Office or to any foreign Authority, such an EU Consulateyou will need to provide a certified translation, along with the original. At Baraka Certified Translations, we provide certified translation service every day for all type of legal and official documents.

Baraka’s certified translations are accepted by UK authorities, including the Home Office, and by Consulates and other Authorities abroad.

We translate from/into:
EnglishItalianFrenchArabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

To have your document certified
✓ Scan your documents to PDF or any image format.
✓ E-mail us your request at
✓ You will easily pay online.
✓ Once payment is received, the deadline for completion of your translation will usually be 24 hours.
✓ When complete and approved, your Translation and Certificate of Authenticity are stamped, embossed, dated, signed and posted to you.

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For complete peace of mind, our certified translations could be returned to you using the Royal Mail Special Delivery service, ensuring that you receive your certificates as quickly as possible.

If you’re living in the UK as an EU resident, or you have an Italian nonna (grandmother), don’t wait until the last minute to deal with the post-Brexit bureaucracy. Get your papers in order; call Baraka Certified Translations today, to translate the official documents you need!

Tel: 0116 215 3392
Mob: 07815 500826

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Please note: At Baraka Certified Translations, we offer certified, fully legally accepted translations of the official documents needed for your application.
Unfortunately, if you are an EU citizen living in the UK, we cannot offer legal advice about how and when you should apply for the Settlement Status or British citizenship.
In the UK, it is illegal for anyone to provide legal advice to individuals unless they are accredited with OISC/LSC (the regulatory bodies of immigration advice).
If you want to instruct a lawyer, you can find an Immigration Law Practitioner accredited by the Law Society at

Best English School in London – English and Italian Lessons

B&20 BRITISH SCHOOL – LEARN FAST – Tailored English and Italian lessons for Individuals and companies in London. Courses from just £ 199 per month!


B&20 British School offers courses for all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), Business English and preparation for official Cambridge ESOL exams, IELTS, CV & Job Interview preparation.

They have a professional team of English native teachers who will help you to acquire 100% English proficiency directly from your home.

The courses will take place via Skype or at your home at times suited to your requirements, including during the weekend.

Highly recommended by Baraka Certified Translations!

Socia dell’Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti (A.N.I.T.I.)


La volontà di garantire continuamente ai nostri clienti un servizio altamente professionale e la massima affidabilità mi ha spinta ad iscrivermi all’Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti (A.N.I.T.I.). L’ A.N.I.T.I. ha ottenuto l’importante riconoscimento del Ministero di Grazia e Giustizia e quello del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, ed è stata inclusa tra le associazioni professionali i cui soci sono abilitati ad asseverare le proprie traduzioni presso il Tribunale di Milano e altri Tribunali italiani.

Con grande piacere, oggi ho ricevuto l’e-mail di conferma della mia iscrizione, in qualità di socia ordinaria. Come tutti i miei colleghi, il nostro lavoro è subordinato al rispetto del Codice di Condotta A.N.I.T.I.

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How to Get a Name Change After Marriage

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Contrary to popular belief, a woman’s surname does not automatically change to her husband’s surname upon marriage.  A marriage certificate simply records the names of the couple who are marrying. After your marriage, it is your own personal choice what you want your surname to be.
If you decide to follow the British tradition, you can take your husband’s surname, or decide to adopt a double-barrelled surname. The two elements of the new surname can be linked by a hyphen or kept separate e.g. Bennet-Darcy or Bennet Darcy.

In both cases, one of the easiest way to prove that you committed yourself to using your new name for all purposes (which will give you the right to change your surname on your Passport, Driving Licence, Bank Account, etc.) is to execute a Deed Poll.

Unmarried women can choose to adopt their partner’s surname, too. In fact, across the UK, people can change their name through a Deed Poll at any time, provided they do not intend to deceive or defraud.

A Deed of Change of Name (more commonly known as a Deed Poll) is a written legal document, not a simple certificate. At Baraka UK Deed Poll, we deliver a proven and trusted service to make sure your Deed Poll is delivered legally and professionally, carrying our official seal, saving you time and money. By using our service, legally changing your name by Deed Poll is easy, straight forward and stress-free.

Baraka UK Deed Poll, once signed by yourself and co-signed by your witness, is a documentary evidence that you have changed your name and that you are legally binding yourself to using your new name. Therefore, it will enable you to apply for a new passport and driving licence, and change your name on your bank account and all other records. A Deed Poll drafted by Baraka UK Deed Poll is an English legal document, and is recognised by all UK Government Departments and UK companies and organisations.


Join the thousands who have already applied for a Deed Poll to change their name. Fill in our Application Form and securely pay online. Your Deed Poll will be posted to your address within 24 hours, by recorded delivery, free of charge.

If you still have any question, we will be happy to help you. Please contact us today.

Tel: 0116 215 3392
Mob: 07815500826

Aisha Barbara Farina, BSc (Hons), BAIS, MCIL
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Faire traduire ses relevés de notes et diplôme pour étudier au Royaume-Uni


Le système Universitaire du Royaume-Uni est l’un des plus appréciés dans le monde, et beaucoup de ses universités sont dans le TOP 10 des meilleures universités de la planète. Les universités britanniques accueillent chaque année des milliers d’étudiants du monde entier. Si vous avez décidé d’étudier dans une université anglaise, les démarches administratives se font via le système UCAS.

Pour que votre souhait devienne réalité, vous devez présenter dans votre dossier des traductions officielles de vos diplômes et relevés de notes afin de prouver vos acquis.

Au Royaume-Uni, les agences de traduction spécialisées, comme Baraka Certified Translations, disposent dans leurs équipes de traducteurs experts assermentés, de langue maternelle correspondant à la langue cible. Seul le traducteur certifié (assermenté) est habilité à effectuer une traduction ayant la même valeur juridique que le document d’origine. La traduction certifiée (assermentée) de vos relevés de notes et diplômes revêt ainsi un caractère de « traduction certifiée conforme à l’original ».

En choisissant Baraka Certified Translations, votre document sera pris en charge par un traducteur :
– Membre du Chartered Institute of Linguists (Institut Agréé de Linguistes de Londres)
– Membre de l’International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (Association Internationale des Traducteurs et Interprètes Professionnels)
– Membre Associée de l’Institute of Translation and Interpreting (Institut de Traducteurs et Interprètes).

Nos traductions certifiées (assermentées) sont en conformité avec les universités et autres instituts académiques au Royaume-Uni.

Le prix de la traduction assermentée de vos diplômes ou relevés de notes effectuée par Baraka Certified Translations est l’un des plus abordables au Royaume-Uni et représente un investissement qui va vous ouvrir des portes et augmenter vos chances de pouvoir étudier dans une université anglaise.

Pour obtenir un devis immédiatement, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos documents par emails. Nous vous assurons des délais de traduction très courts. Vous pouvez payer aisément en ligne et les traductions certifiées seront envoyées par courrier recommandé (1st class recorded delivery – Royal Mail).

Téléphone : + 44 (0) 116 215 3392
Portable : +44 (0) 7815500826
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