Translation Required Policy

If you present a document that is not written or printed in the English language, the Registrar may require the document to be accompanied by a translation that is certified by a bilingual teacher at an accredited Massachusetts college, university, or private language school, by a bilingual notary public, or by the local consulate for the document's country of origin.

If translated by a teacher or consulate, the translation must be printed on the letterhead of the consulate, college, university, or private language school and it must be properly formatted. Click here for the Translation Certificate.  This must be printed on the translator's letterhead, completed by the translator, and submitted to the RMV with the foreign language document.

If translated by a notary, the translation must have the notary's official seal.

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