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Hello friends,
Today i recieved a letter from ECFMG office that" my diploma translation is not prepared by recognized translator"
I have my original diploma in CHINESE. So after getting my original diploma. i took that diploma to NOTARY OFFICE they did translation (word to word) of my diploma. After translation i took that translated copy to FOREIGN AFFAIRS office. they gave there official stamp on the back of that translation. After that i took that translated copy to CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA. They authorized that translation. All together that translation is from NOTARY OFFICE and authorized by FOREIGN AFFAIR office and CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA.
I sent 2 photocopies of my original diploma and translation (photocopy). even photocopied all those stamps.
but still ECFMG is saying "my diploma translation is not prepared by recognized translator".
What should i do now?
Should i call them? or send them the original copies of my translation.
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You should follow these steps:
Your original Diploma must be certified by the foreign affairs.
You send the original copy to the translator.
The translator translates it and mention that it's certified by the foreign affairs.
The translator make a copy of the original diploma.
The translator stamp over the copy that it's "True Copy of Original".
The translator staple together his translation and the copy of the diploma and send it back to you.
You then send the translation+copy of diploma(stamped true copy of original) to ECFMG.
If they want two copies then you must do the process twice "the translation" and send them to ECFMG

-You don't need to send the original diploma to ECFMG
-You don't need a foreign affairs stamp over the translation or over the copy.
I read this reply of sabio about diploma translation. but still have few queries

I have foreign affairs stamp on translation not on diploma. Is it a problem? If so what can be the solution. I studied in china and now i am in india. Do i have to send my diploma to china and get foreign affair stamp on my diploma?
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ECFMG will recognize a translator that is certified by the American Translators Association (ATA), to find a suitable translator, check their online directory here http://www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories/individuals.php

The reason I mentioned in my previous post (that you quoted in your post) that the stamp should be on the original diploma is that you won't be needing to get a new stamp every time you translate your diploma.

When you the stamp is on the original diploma then any translator will come and say that your diploma is authenticated by the foreign affairs.

Now, when you look for a new translator from the ATA they won't be able to say that it's authenticated because you don't have a stamp on the original.

I think you should send your original Diploma back to China for stamping by their foreign affairs office. Get it back. Then look for ATA certified translator to translate it.

Notary public translation in India may not be recognized by the ECFMG.

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thanks for reply sabio,
but i got one more translation from my university office. But that don't have any foreign affairs stamp. (one friend sent this university translation and it got accepted without foreign affair office stamp)
and one of my friend in india (who also have chinese diploma) said that he got his diploma translated by fox translate.com and got his diploma pdf in 2 days. He printed and sent it to ecfmg and it got accepted. So is it ok i do like this or he was just luck to get through this.
So just wanna ask. Where these guys where luck to get through this or is it really a possible way.
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It is a possible way, try it.

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so is there a problem if I send the photocopy of my official translation???or should i send the original one?
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so is there a problem if I send the photocopy of my official translation???or should i send the original one?
As i remember reading the regulations. They ask for original translation and they don't accept any translation from notary offices.
I did my translation online by foxtranslate. They charged me 28$ and they sent me PDF of my translation in 2 working days. Which i sent ECFMG office by fax and it got accepted.
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i am an american overseas graduate (mbbs)
can anyone tell me how the translation should look like?

i am trying to collect all the documents since i am a recent overseas graduate, i am new to this...i already had everything notarized and translated locally and after reading this, it seems as if it was a waste doing so...
i see fellow classmates going to the foreign affairs office and embassy to get their notarized papers stamped and all, but i guess its useless if the poster above got rejected after doing those steps.

the school already provided me with a degree in their language and in english (but are not identical), and degree from the ministry of education in their language.

so i am going to try to go to my school to get a word for word translation of both degrees not in english and get it stamped and signed...does it just has to be on white paper or the school letter head?

is there any style it needs to be on other than it being word for word?



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