Officially Authorized Translation
In this case it is a translation either verified and approved by the Czech Embassy, (because they say so,) or a translation made by a translator residing in the Czech Republic and approved or certified by the Czech courts. (Because they say so.)
The chances that the Consular Officer
"verifying" the translation for correctness is himself a Czech Court
approved and certified translator are virtually zero.
Note: You can get around paying
the hefty fee per page by having the translation done by a Czech Court approved
translator in the Czech Republic.
Translating is not regulated in the U.S. There is no
body to authorize the translation. (Some State Courts maintain a list of
approved translators and interpreters, at least for some language pairs. The
Federal Courts have a way of certifying Court translators and interpreters in a
handful of languages, Navajo being one of them.)
Each of our translations include a statement that it is a full and faithful translation of the original, certified by the translator's signature and the
seal. The format of the original is followed very closely as
well. We include all original images, such as stamps and signatures so that the translated version
will look like a facsimile of the original
Apparently the Czech Courts require "officially authorized
translations". Only translators residing in Czech Republic can be
"certified", presumably by the Courts. This means that work done by a
translator not residing in Czech Republic can be accepted by the Czech Courts
only if "officially verified and approved" by the Czech Embassy or
"All the documents must be certified
by the respective
authority abroad with the Apostille for use in the Czech Republic. Please note
that each document must be presented to the local authorities in the
Czech Republic and translated into the Czech language. The
translations must be officially authorized. The Czech Embassy does not
provide translations. However, the Embassy can verify the
translation submitted to the Embassy along with the documents and attach it to
the document. The verification fee the
Czech Embassy charges for each translated page is currently $18.00, payable by Money Order, Cashier's Check, Certified Check or cash.
The Embassy does not accept personal or company checks. If you
are not able to translate the document, we can provide a list of translators and
interpreters. Note that the translation may be performed and verified in the
Czech Republic by a certified translator as well. The list of authorized
interpreters is available at every notary's office and at the court."
on Requirements for Marriage in the Czech Republic, posted on the web
site of Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.
Note: the translation verification fees change with
inflation and exchange rates.