Immigration, Visa Applications & Citizenship

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

MLT Translation Centre is the only fully accredited translation agency in the South Island and is one of just six offices nationwide authorised to provide translations for the New Zealand Immigration Service, NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) and the New Zealand Citizenship Office.

We use only the best native speakers of English, with tertiary level qualifications in your preferred language, to translate your documents. They have years of experience and in-depth subject knowledge, so you will gain maximum benefit.

The cost to translate birth, marriage or police certificate is $50.00 including GST per document and the translation will take 5 business days.
Driver licences cost $45 to translate on this 5 day service.
We also offer a 3 day business service for $70.00 and a 24 hour service for $90.00.

Non standard documents that need to be translated in full are charged on a per word basis. We can provide you with a quote once we have seen the document.
We will need to either see the original document or a certified copy. If you send your original documents, we suggest you send it by courier to our physical address enclosing a prepaid self-addressed postal bag and courier tracking sticker. If you send it by standard post, please use the PO Box address only. We can translate from a scanned copy but this is noted on the translation.

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, or bring in/send your 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 9am-5pm,Monday to Friday.

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.