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Operating under the professional supervision of the Minister of Justice, OFFI Ltd. is the National Translation Office responsible for attested translations in Hungary. OFFI’s activities are carried out in accordance with legal provisions. The ISO 17100 standard was published for language service providers in 2015 by aligning the requirements of the EN 15038 standard with the ISO framework system.

In the summer of 2018 the auditors of Bureau Veritas Hungary confirmed that OFFI Ltd. fully conformed to the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 standards.

OFFI Ltd. has had a number of developments in recent years and has become an ISO 17100 certified Hungarian translation agency in most areas of translation services, receiving certifications for five different LSP-related activities:

  • Preparing general (non-attested) translations for commercial purposes
  • Preparing attested translations
  • Attesting translations
  • Preparing attested copies
  • Revising

Official translation services of the state were originally provided by the Central Translation Department founded in 1869. Today OFFI Ltd. is entitled to carry out attested translation services in Hungary. In order to obtain ISO 17100 certification, OFFI Ltd. cooperated with a highly reliable certification agency of similarly long traditions. Bureau Veritas was established in 1828 “to seek out the truth and tell it without fear or favour”. Their reliability was the gage of independent certification for the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. The integrated ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certifications cover the renewed operation of OFFI’s 27 offices providing services all over the country.

To celebrate this important milestone, OFFI Ltd. makes available on its homepage to each member of the professional community the Hungarian equivalents of 42 English terms and definitions used in international standard ISO 17100. ISO specific terms and definitions related to translating, translation services, as well as translation workflow and technology, etc. were verified by prominent experts of five Hungarian universities. We do hope that through this gesture we can promote the dialogue among market players, customers and translation scholars, helping them to be on “good terms” with each other…. TO DOWNLOAD CLICK → HERE

As a modern translation agency with integrated certification for quality assurance, OFFI Ltd. continues to welcome its customers in 2018 offering both attested and general (non-attested) translations.To download the Hungarian equivalents of the 42 English terms and definitions used in ISO 17100 click HERE.

5th of October, 2018

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Dear Clients, for the sake of protecting both your and our colleagues’ health, please continue avoiding contact with other people if you feel symptoms of being sick, as recommended by Hungary’s Chief Medical Officer. If you have no symptoms and visit the customer service of the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. (OFFI), we continue to request you to adhere to the health protection measures.


OFFI bejárat
With respect to the current public health situation, for the sake of protecting the health of You and our colleagues, please avoid contact with other people, if you perceive the symptoms of the disease, as recommended by Hungary’s Chief Medical Officer. We inform you that as many clients may stay in our office as the maximum number of the administrators.

TransELTE2020–OFFI ONLINE conference: new technologies in translation and interpreting

On 12-13 March 2020, TransELTE2020–OFFI ONLINE Conference of Translation Science will be held for the 22nd time, focusing on innovation and technological advancement. The cooperation of ELTE and the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation looks back on a history of several decades.

Quality-assured translation projects in the national translation office: successful integrated ISO audit 2020

In the course of the 2020 audit, the co-workers of Bureau Veritas expressed their recognition with regard to the overall operation of the quality-management system, the commitment to quality, and the activities carried out in the areas that had been defined as development opportunities.

Focussing on Quality at the National Translation Office – ISO 17100:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 Integrated Audit

Hiteles fordítások mintaképe
The integrated quality management system of OFFI Ltd, as well as the implementation and documentation of our processes are appropriate and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 standards. This was confirmed in June 2019 by the organisation conducting a surveillance audit to verify compliance with ISO standards.