Translation and Interpreting

The Translation Cell of the Alliance Française de Madras has been offering quality translation and interpretation services for over 2 decades and is authorized by the French embassy in India to attest translations – the only such authorized translation body in all of Tamilnadu.

Additionally, the cell has forged strong relationships with many corporate clients in various domains including engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, finance, software and technology, and pedagogy.

The Cell gives equal importance to all projects it receives and the translations are professional, of high-quality and always guarded by a strict code of confidentiality.

For any enquiry, please don’t hesitate to write to us at  translation[at] or call us on +91 44 2827 9803/1477

Listed below are our basic prices for different types of documents (note: we are required to charge an additional service tax at 18%).

Certificates (birth/marriage/educational)* Rs. 1000/page
Standard texts Rs. 5.50/word
Semi-technical texts Rs. 6.50/word
Technical texts Rs. 7.00/word

Scan: Rs. 50 per copy per document (Kindly indicate in advance if you need a scanned copy)

Speed Post: Rs. 70

Extra copy (per copy per document): Rs. 250

*As defined by the AFM.

  • Normal translation is made within 5 working days. The translation during peak seasons may take up to 6 – 7 working days. (i.e. July to September and January to March).
  • Urgent translation, when available, is made within 2-3 working days upon a 75% surcharge on the standard rate which is subject to availability of translators during peak season.
  • A page is equivalent to a maximum of 250 words. Over 250 words, a page is invoiced per word.

NOTE: The time required to translate a given document depends on the volume and nature of the document(s).

Courier service is an additional service, therefore, Alliance Française of Madras will not be held responsible for any delays that may occur in delivery.

Translation service will only commence once the payment has been confirmed by the accounts team during office hours.

Find the official pdf statement for the validity of our translations by the French Embassy in India.           Click here

Office hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm (Mon-Fri)

For interpretation services, kindly contact: translation[at]



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