(1) A translator shall be:
(a) certified by the American Translators Association;
(b) approved by an embassy or consulate of the United States or diplomatic or consular official of a foreign country assigned or accredited to the United States;
(c) affiliated or approved by the DHS, or other U.S. government agency;
(d) an attorney licensed to practice in the U.S.; or
(e) an individual approved by the department at a regional manager level or above.
(2) A translator shall not be related by blood or marriage to the applicant, except as authorized by the department at a regional manager level or above.