Documents must be submitted to ECFMG in the original language. Any document submitted to ECFMG that is not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation that meets ECFMG’s translation requirements. Please see the English Translations page in the Resources section of the ECFMG website for ECFMG’s translation requirements, our recommended translation service, and other important information.
Original language documents that are not accompanied by an English translation that meets ECFMG’s translation requirements will not be accepted. Likewise, English translations that are not accompanied by the original language document will not be accepted.
Documents submitted to ECFMG as part of the exam application and certification processes, including translations, will not be returned.
Important Note: If the credential provided by your medical school is not in English and an acceptable English translation is not provided by the medical school, ECFMG will have the credential translated into English by an independent translation service. ECFMG will charge your financial account for the translation and will subsequently notify you of the charge. ECFMG will not notify you before sending the document for translation. For information on the translation fee and how to make a payment to your financial account, see Fees and Payment in the Resources section of the ECFMG website.
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[Last update: August 21, 2023]