An authorised translator is an expert who has the right to carry out authorised translations of public documents. An authorised translation maintains the legal force of the original document and is used as a tool for example in legal proceedings etc.
Authorised translator is a title defined by the Act on Authorised Translators (1231/2007) and the Government Decree on Authorised Translators (1232/2007). The title of authorised translator may only be used by a person who has been granted the right to practice as an authorised translator in the manner referred to in the Act on Authorised Translators.
The legal information regarding authorised translators is available in Finlex database in Finnish and Swedish only. However, the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) has provided an English translation of the Act on Authorised Translators. You can find the material linked below: