Saturday , 22 February 2020

Translation & interpretation

The translation Cell of Alliance Francaise de Delhi (AFD) provides French–English, English–French and Hindi–French translation services. Our highly qualified translators are experienced in a wide range of fields: administrative, technical, commercial, political and legal. They are also trained and experienced in undertaking various kinds of interpretation job – kinds of interpretation, consecutive & simultaneous interpretation. The translations are carefully checked by our proofreader to ensure accuracy. AFD is granted exclusive accreditation from Embassy of France in India for translations from and into French, to be accepted as valid documents.

In the recent past we undertook some major translation assignments for companies like Orange, Microsoft USA, WHO, NIIT, Ecole Francaise de Delhi, French Embassy, Embassy of Congo, Haldiram’s, Standard Charted Bank And others.

For more information please contact the Translation Cell:-


Summer  (15th March to 10th Nov 2017)
Winter (13th Nov to 15th March 2018)
Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

(Cash counter timing : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm only)

Lunch hour: 1 pm to 2 pm

Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

(Cash counter timing : 8:30 am to 5:00 pm only)

Lunch hour: 1 pm to 2 pm

Translation rates:

Translation (French to English, English to French and Hindi to French)

  1. Minimum charges for a single page Rs.900/- ;
  2. Certificate (of Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death, School, University, Police Attestations, Affidavits, etc.) Rs 4.80/- per word;
  3. Non technical translation 5.00/ per word;
  4. Legal or technical translation Rs 6.60/- per word
  5. Legal & technical translation Rs 7.50/- per word


  • An urgent translation which is done within 24 hours or in less time period as per the mutual agreement, is charged at double the normal rate.
  • 80% of the estimated total for all translations is to be paid in advance and balance 20% to be paid before delivery.
  • The final invoice will be raised based on the actual word count of the translated document. There can be a variation in the final figure up to 25% on both the upper & lower side. In order to have accuracy in the word count for calculation of the payment kindly provide us with the word document to be translated.
  • If the translation is from Hindi to French, the rates increase by Rs 1/- per word for all the above-mentioned categories.
  • The time required to translate a given document will depend on the volume and nature of the document(s).
  • Minimum time frame is 4 working days (Saturday is included while calculating the working days)
  • Service tax shall be charged extra as per government rules.
  • Two copies of translation will be handed over initially and Rs. 500/- will be charged for every additional set of translation.
  • Rs. 1000/- will be charged per copy, for any translation older than 2 years.
  • Original is required to be produced for verification.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Rate list for Interpretation:

  1. Half day (up to 4 hours):
    1. Consecutive : Rs. 10650/-
    2. Simultaneous : Rs. 14640/-
  2. Full day (from 4 to 8 hours):
    1. Consecutive : Rs. 19970/-
    2. Simultaneous : Rs. 26620/-
  3. Outstation assignment (per day, from 4 to 8 hours):
    1. Consecutive : Rs. 23960/-
    2. Simultaneous : Rs. 31940/-
  4. Overtime (per hour):
    1. Consecutive : Rs. 3990/-
    2. Simultaneous : Rs. 5320/-

GST applicable.

In case of assignment in Delhi, client is required to provide transport for the interpreter or reimburse the taxi fare on production of a voucher.

  • In case of outstation assignment, the client will take care of the following:
    • Taxi fare to the airport or Railway station (as the case may be) and back.
    • Taxi fare from destination to venue and back.
    • Air fare/ train fare (as the case may be) on production of the ticket
    • Accommodation at a hotel of reasonable standard
  • In case of both Delhi/ outstation assignments, if the interpretation last for the full day, the client will take care for the lunch.
  • No refund is possible for cancellation of assignment.
  • The entire payment is to be made to AFD one week prior to the assignment date.
  • Transport and overtime charges are paid to AFD once the assignment is over.
  • The total number of hours worked shall be calculated from the time of reporting to the time of relieving, including lunch and tea breaks.
  • The client needs to provide the interpreter with as much information, as many documents, leaflets, brochures etc. On the company, product, and/or subject of the meeting/discussion, agenda in advance in order to enable a study of the specific terminology required.
  • Service tax shall be charged extra as per government rules.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.