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Correspondence in Languages Other Than English
DFAS Retired and Annuitant (R&A) Pay cannot translate or respond to documents written in languages other than English. So that we can process or reply to your request, please:
- Submit all written requests in English or include a certified translation of your written request.
- Provide a certified translation of any additional documents you send with your request. This includes but is not limited to birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates.
A certified translation can often be obtained through a United States embassy or nearby United States military base. The translation must be stamped with the certified translator’s seal. The certified translator should supply a line-by-line English translation of your original documents.
Once you have obtained translations of all correspondence and documents, your request can be submitted to us.
Page updated March 31, 2015