If you need to translate a German document into English for submission to regulatory authorities, such as the ICA in Singapore, you may need to check if the translated document has to be certified by the German Embassy.
According to it’s website, the German Embassy in Singapore only certifies translation that are translated by its acknowledged list of translators, which can be found in the following link: http://www.singapur.diplo.de/Vertretung/singapur/en/04/4__Urkunden/seite__4__translations.html
After the translator has translated your document, the German Embassy will certify the translator’s signature. According to the German Embassy, certification is done on the spot during visiting hours and the fee is 25 €.
The German Embassy translates German driver’s licences. You have to submit the original licence as well as a photocopy during the Embassy’s visiting hours. The Embassy does not accept submission by mail or email though. The translation can be collected after 2 – 3 days, which can be sent to you by mail if you provide a franked and addressed envelope. The fee is 25 €, which will be converted into SGD according to the current exchange rate of the Embassy.
If you need to translate documents into German for submission to authorities in Germany, the Embassy’s advice is to consult and instruct a certified translator in Germany. Note that translators in Singapore are not certified for this purpose. Therefore, do contact the local authority in Germany first to find out whether or not a translation of a non-certified translator will be accepted.