I am applying for a visa for my family in Russia to come to the UK. All the documents they provide will be in Russian, therefore they will need to be translated into English.
The GOV visa page states:
You’ll also need to provide a certified translation of any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
And on the supporting documents guide it states:
If you submit a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by the Home Office. Each translated document must contain:
confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
the date of the translation
the translator’s full name and signature
the translator’s contact details
I can translate the documents myself as I speak both English and Russian, I want to avoid paying a translator as it can be expensive. Is this allowed if I do all the things listed above or does it have to be translated officially?