Welcome to the User Home Page. This page is intended for users of interpreters’ services.

Why should I use a professional interpreter?

APCI considers it essential that only interpreters with the highest standards of linguistic competence, impartiality and professionalism are used at every stage of the legal process and throughout the public service. Our policy is that only qualified, experienced, registered and vetted interpreters should be used in legal proceedings.

Our members have agreed to abide by a Code of Conduct which has been lodged with the Office of Fair Trading and contains provisions relating to impartiality and confidentiality required of a Public Service Interpreter.

Our on-line directory is free to use and shows each member’s current registration status. In order to begin a search you need to enter the name of the language and the postcode where the interpreter is required. You can also enter a specific level of security clearance, if this is required. The search results will be rankled in order ort proximity to the location of the assignment.

All APCI members are issued with a membership card bearing their photo which can be used as proof of their membership and identity. These are valid for one year (see specimen below).

Testimonials

“Whilst organising an exercise to test the Hostage Reception Centre at Stansted Airport I used the services of APCI to assist in the realism of the exercise with foreign speakers. A number of APCI members volunteered their time to assist. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the members and it was clear they were experienced and dedicated to their profession. The APCI members not only challenged officers with communication skills but also in cultural differences, an area that one interpreter devised herself, and one that was an excellent learning point for all concerned. I thank APCI for providing valuable training and feedback for debrief purposes.”

Tim Sanders | Inspector, Essex Police

“APCI interpreters are very reliable. Should the firm require an interpreter of any given language they are quick to respond and communicate effectively ensuring that someone can attend. They remain professional with the client always arriving in advance of the conference and are willing to stay longer than necessary in order to meet the client’s needs.”

Emma Bracewell | Trainee Solicitor Carson Kaye Solicitors