Zidane in Bangladesh | Photo/Akbar 2006
Translation and Interpretation

Translation Services:
(in effect from Saturday, 3 October 2020)

Download the "Agreement of Translation" form here in PDF.

Dear client,

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our translation services were suspended. However, due to the continuous demand, AFD is reopening this service with new operational procedure.

We will operate as follows:

  1. The client can contact AFD translation desk by phone at +88 01678 031 400 during the opening hours (10.30 am to 2 pm, from Monday to Saturday) or by email at translation@afdhaka.org to make an appointment at the Dhanmondi office.
    Venue: Alliance Française de Dhaka, 26 Mirpur Road (Corner of Road no. 3), Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205
  2. On the day of the appointment, to ensure safety:
    • Please wear a mask.
    • Our staff will wear masks and gloves. After a temperature check at the entrance, you will be led to the translation desk or to a waiting room. The sitting arrangement will ensure social distancing.
  3. On the day of the appointment, the translation officer will assess the cost of the translation according to the nature of the document presented by the client.
  4. The client may complete the translation agreement and proceed to payment exclusively through cash deposit into AFD's bank account (details will be provided during the service).
  5. After submission of the proof of payment by the client during the opening hours (10.30 am to 2 pm, from Monday to Saturday), the AFD translation officer will process the translation and provide an estimated date of delivery.
  6. Once the translation is completed, the client will be contacted to collect the official translated document(s) from the Dhanmondi office.

AFD reserves the right to decline or postpone any translation works. In the context of the COVID-19, AFD reserves the right to modify the guidelines stated above or to suspend the translation service without notice.

Interpretation Services:
Download the "Agreement of Interpretation" form here in PDF.

Rates of Available Services:

  • BDT 2,500 per hour inside Dhaka city.
  • BDT 3,000 per hour outside Dhaka. The client provides transport, accommodation and meal for the interpreter.
  • BDT 4,500 per hour for on-the-spot professional interpretation (applicable for meeting/conference).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Written information on the topic of expected service must be submitted 7 working days in advance (applicable for on-the-spot professional interpretation).
  • Written itinerary/plan/schedule indicating duration of the expected services must be submitted before finalizing the contract.
  • Profile of the organization/clientèle must be submitted in advance.
  • The service is available for a minimum duration of 2 hours.
  • The service hours will be calculated from the time of meeting the official representative of the client on the scheduled time.
  • The service needs to be confirmed at least 10 working days in advance by depositing 70% of the estimated charge.

AFD Information Desk
+88 01678 031 400

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