Formal requests must almost always be translated if the
of the country to which the request is being sent is not English.
The Office of
International Affairs (OIA) has no interpreters. Arrangements for
must be made and paid for by the United States Attorney's Office.
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cases, the FBI may be able to
request, but time considerations could dictate that a commercial
service be used.
In some cases, translations can be made overseas, with the
reimbursing the American Embassy or consulate by providing
(available from your administrative officer) against which to
charge the expense.|
Most countries will not act upon a request for assistance
receive the translation. In every case requiring a translation,
reach a clear understanding with OIA about who will secure the
send it overseas.
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 275; USAM 9-13.530]