Bonnet Language Services, previously El Paso Language Services, was founded in 2005, by Austin native – Alex Bonnet. Mr. Bonnet is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and certified in Spanish to English translation by the University of Texas at El Paso, whose certification is recognized by the American Translators Association.
Since our founding in 2005, our team has provided quality affordable service that is timely, accurate and complete. We pride ourselves on expertly meeting the needs of each unique project.
We go the extra mile with our projects. We make the phone calls and do the research to make sure you get what you need. We once had a client from Houston whose parents had gotten married in Juárez back in the late 60’s and he needed their marriage certificate located and translated so his mother could collect military survivor benefits when his father passed away. We contacted the civil Registry office in Juarez and were able to find evidence of their marriage so we physically picked up the marriage certificate, translated it, certified it and mailed it to him in Houston. This is just one example of exceptional services we provide every day for clients having special needs.
We had a client wanting to get married in Cuba. We translated his Texas birth certificate, and certificate of No previous Marriage issued by the TX state vital statistics office, sent them to the Texas Secretary of State for Authentications, then to the State Department in Washington DC for further authentication, and then finally to the Cuban Embassy for final legalization. We did all of this for a fraction of what a competitor wanted to charge him.
We’ll send documents out for Apostilles.
We mail hard copies of translations out to customers. All you have to do is pay over the phone or online and we’ll email you a digital copy and send you out a hard copy via USPS.
“After calling 3 translation agencies where my call was immediately placed on hold and then was routed overseas, I called CTSU and was promptly answered by a friendly lady located in El Paso, Texas. I told her I needed my Mexican Birth Certificate translated and certified for my appointment with USCIS in Los Angeles, CA. She allowed me to send my Certificate via picture message from my phone, and they translated it completely free of errors, certified it, and even mailed me a hard copy via USPS Priority Mail, all for $34.00. There were no hidden fees or surprises. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“In order to get my son’s US passport, I was told I needed to have his adoption decree from Mexico translated into English. The only problem was that the decree was 40 pages long which would mean spending approximately $1,200.00. I called CTSU and Alex told me to contact USCIS and ask if they would accept the Extract of the decree in lieu of the entire decree. He then told me if they would, then to contact the Civil Registry in Mexico and order the extract and then he would translate it. I did contact USCIS and sure enough, they said they would accept it, so I immediately ordered the extract from Mexico and CTSU was able to translate it for only $120.00 or one tenth of what I would have paid if I hadn’t known about that option. I don’t know of any other company that looks out for their clients the way CTSU does.”
I'm a US citizen. Tomorrow morning I'm leaving to marry a Cuban citizen in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and El Paso Language Services played a large role in making this possible. The legal preparations required (aka: apostille) were mind-numbing. I was preparing to pay an apostille service with a huge internet presence an equally huge fee to facilitate the process. I was looking for a cheaper alternative to their translation fees when I contacted El Paso Language Services, and Alex said he thought I was about to pay far too much for the whole enchilada. He thought he could do it for much less. I've come to believe in life that we generally get what we pay for. But I've also come to believe in supporting local businesses. Alex's dialogue seemed so genuine and straightforward that I decided to take a chance and go with a relative upstart. Like I said, I'm leaving tomorrow & bringing back a Cuban marriage certificate for our immigration lawyers. Thank you Alex & Nancy!!