Foreign language services in the public sector

In order to be able to meet the needs of a multicultural population, information and forms from ministries and public authorities must be offered and administrated in a wide range of languages. For more than 40 years, KERN AG has been supporting companies and authorities from all areas of the public sector in their foreign language communication. These include the most diverse public bodies, establishments and foundations: from regional authorities at a national, municipal or regional level, national and state government authorities, regional, town and district offices, via personnel bodies like chambers of industry, commerce and crafts and educational institutions like universities and technical universities, right down to collective bodies like higher municipal and regional collectives and the public broadcasting corporation.


KERN AG ensures compliance with the required authorities thanks to systematic quality management, and ensures that even under the tightest time restraints all of the key features of the various areas will be considered, and the consistency of the content is guaranteed. The range of texts in this field that KERN AG translates includes business correspondance, press releases and business reports, legal texts such as contracts and pleadings, and other public services documents, such as invitations to tender for instance.

KERN AG specialises particularly in the following themes:

In addition to a pool of highly qualified translators, who have many years of well-grounded practical experience in the various areas of public institutions, public bodies and foundations, KERN AG also has at its disposal a network of experienced academics from the legal and education policy fields, who are able to proofread subject-specific translations in their native language as necessary and check for the exactness of the content and syntactic-semantic aspects of the translation.

Certified translations

KERN AG's certified translators can provide certified translations for the courts and authorities. The global branch network of KERN AG guarantees that documents which are intended for authorities or public institutions outside of Germany are legally certified and - if necessary - re-certified, so that they meet the legal requirements of the target country.


In the case of proceedings, telephone conversations and interviews between citizens and authorities, as well as inter-authority and international conferences with numerous government representatives, stylistic sensitivity is as necessary as linguistic and technical competence. Our conference interpreters and certified court interpreters interpret into two or more official languages at:

  • Proceedings
  • Meetings in advance of court proceedings and at witness accounts
  • Police interviews
  • Questionings, hearings, judicial and extra-judicial mediation
  • Meetings, symposia and international conferences



London Translation Office

Telephone: 0207 831 5600
Telefax: 0207 831 5606

Hong Kong Translation Office

Telephone: (852) 2850 4455
Telefax: (852) 2850 4466

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