I'm sure someone here will know this.
We are having the folks over from Russia. They are shortly off to this TLSContact place in Moscow who does the application and biometrics, etc. We paid the twenty odd quid fee each 'document assistance' so they scan the passports etc. of the folks.
However, wifey thinks that any Russian documents at all must be translated and certified
by someone. I suggested probably not usual stuff as the site doesn't specifically say.
The documents checklist seems a little ambiguous on the subject. All documents must be original and in English, what like Russian passports? That is contradictory.
When it says "all documents must be in English" are we talking flat ownership stuff, passports, etc., must be translated and certified?
The reference to 'translated documents' doesn't say what must
be translated or especially IF. That may refer to obscure supporting paperwork which in this case there isnt any.
Nowhere I can find on the site is there anything that clarifies this. Wifey is planning to call them but anticipates an hour on the phone on hold and the usual sterling Russian customer service
The agency is scanning passports so we assume they are OK without translation. Surely they can read numbers on a bank statement? Other than internal passports, international passports, old passports with expired UK visas in, proof of funds, the only other document they appear to need which *may* need translation is proof of residence/property ownership.
There is no point forking out for unnecessary translations if they can get by without (it's a pretty routine application generally of folks who have been before). But we dont want them having travelled to Moscow to discover at the last minute they need certified translations of something.
Can anyone clarify who has done this in recent times?