Visa & Citizenship Applications, Driver licenses

Avoid having your translations done elsewhere only to discover that they aren’t accepted by the relevant authority!

MLT Translation Centre is authorised to provide translations for the New Zealand Immigration Service, NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency), AA and the New Zealand Citizenship Office.

Our translators are tertiary qualified and have years of experience and in-depth subject knowledge, so you gain maximum benefit.

The cost to translate a birth, marriage or police certificates is $60.00 and the translation will take 5 business days.
We also offer a 3 day business service for $75.00 or a same day or 24 hour service for $90.00.

Driver licences cost $45 to translate on a 3 day service, or $90 on an urgent same day or 24 hour service.

Simply email your documents to us and we can get the process underway.

A pdf version of your translation can also be emailed to you for an additional $5.
We may need to see either the original document or a certified copy. If you send your original documents, we recommend you send them by courier enclosing a prepaid self-addressed postal bag and courier tracking sticker. We can translate from a scanned copy but this is noted on the translation, please check the requirements of your application.

Non standard documents such a diplomas, academic transcripts and support letters, that need to be translated in full are charged on a per word basis. We can provide you with a free quote once we have seen the document.

If your documents are not in a roman scripted language please also send us the English spelling for any names given in the document.

Please feel free to to scan and email copies of the documents to us if you would like a more accurate quote.
Documents can also be brought directly to our office at 21 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. We are open 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
No appointment necessary!

For further information on charges please see the charges page. Alternatively, email your documents/artwork files to and we will email you a quote/estimate free of charge.