Any document, including all seals and/or stamps, not in English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word English translation, prepared and certified as correct by an official translator. The FPGEC considers an official translator to be a certified translator, a certified court interpreter, an authorized government official, or an official from the pharmacy school where you obtained your pharmacy degree. You may also obtain an official translation from a professional translation service or an appropriate language department at any university.
The FPGEC must be able to identify the name of the translator. Each page of the translation must include an original signature and be dated by the translator and must appear on official stationery. Photocopies of translations are not accepted.
The translator must provide an attestation statement regarding the accuracy of each translation. Proof of the translator’s credentials must accompany each translation. You may not provide your own translations.
Any photocopies of documents submitted to the FPGEC must be certified. This means you must bring both the original document and the copy to a notary public, consular official, or first-class magistrate for review. The official must write the following statement directly on each page of the photocopy:
“I have reviewed the original document and attest that this is a true and exact copy of the original.”
Each page of the photocopy must also include the official’s seal and signature.
The FPGEC will not accept photocopies of documents that have not been properly certified.
If you would like to receive a receipt of mail delivery, NABP recommends sending your communication via private courier service or United States Certified Mail, return receipt requested. The FPGEC is not able to confirm receipt of mail delivery, and is not responsible for delayed, lost, or misdirected mail. It may take an additional 30 business days for international mail to be delivered, and 10 business days for mail sent within the US.