The Justice Statement
State Courts Logo
History of State Courts
Court Governance and Administration
Construction of State Courts Towers
Join us as a Court Volunteer
List of Court Volunteers
Roles of Court Volunteers
Appreciating Court Volunteers
Training and Networking Sessions for Court Volunteers
Recognising Court Volunteers
Positions in State Courts
[For lawyers only] Common e-filing errors in eLit
How do I start a civil proceeding?
How do I file a claim against my neighbour
How do I file a Magistrate’s Complaint against a harasser or stalker
How do I file a Magistrate's Complaint?
How do I file an appeal against a sentence or order made by the Court
How do I conduct a criminal case myself
How do I apply for court records
FAQ about Night Courts
EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS TRIBUNALS
Types of Claims which the ECT can hear
Before filing a Claim
Filing a Claim
After a Claim is filed
Settlement of disputes and Appeals
Compliance and Enforcement of Settlement Agreement and Tribunal Order
SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNALS
How do I appeal against the Registrar's discontinuance order to the Referee (Small Claims Tribunals)?
How do I enforce an order of the Small Claims Tribunals
How do I file an appeal to the High Court against the decision of the Referee, Small Claims Tribunals
How do I file for debt recovery
How do I file a claim at the Small Claims Tribunals
[email protected] Courts mobile app
Small Claims Tribunals
Virtual Tour of Courtrooms
Annual Reports 2003 to 2016
Employment Claims Tribunals
Annual Workplan Speeches
Annual Workplan Speeches and Themes
FAQs on court reporting
Legislation and Practice Directions
International Framework for Court Excellence
International Consortium for Court Excellence
Judiciary Times (newsletter)
State Courts Judgment
Judgments published by LawNet
English to Chinese - Glossary of Terms
English to Malay - Glossary of Terms
English to Tamil - Glossary of Terms
SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
Community Mediation Centre
Family Justice Courts
Insolvency and Public Trustee's Office
Legal Aid Bureau
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Law
Ministry of Social and Family Development
National Youth Council
Supreme Court of Singapore
Asean Law Association
Community Development Councils
Criminal Legal Aid Scheme
SG Heart Map
Singapore Academy of Law
Singapore Children's Society
Singapore Institute of Legal Education
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Singapore Mediation Centre
The Law Society of Singapore
A lawyer can be hired for appeal proceedings, and all companies must be represented by a lawyer for for appeal proceedings at the High Court.
A Tribunal Order is final and binding. A party may appeal to the High Court against the decision of a Tribunal on a
question of law or jurisdiction only.
A party cannot appeal on any question relating to a finding of fact by the Referee. For example, you may not appeal against a Referee's decision where he has decided to believe the oral testimony of one party rather than the other.
Any discontinuance or transfer order made by the Referee under section 5(5) and section 7 of the Small Claims Tribunals Act (Cap 308) respectively is
If you are uncertain whether you have a right to appeal, please consult a lawyer.
Before an appeal to the High Court can be filed, leave (permission) from the District Court must be obtained.
The application for leave to appeal has to be filed within
14 days from the date of the Order by the Referee.
A District Court order granting or refusing leave is final and not subject to any appeal.
For claims filed
before 10 July 2017 (Manually): You may fill out the
"Application for Leave to Appeal" Form and file it with the Tribunals.
For claims filed
on or after 10 July 2017 (CJTS): The application for leave to appeal can be made online by completing the e-service "Application for Leave to Appeal" under "Online Applications" in CJTS.
Once leave is given by the District Court, the party can file an appeal to the High Court.
If leave is granted by the District Court, you may commence appeal proceedings in the High Court by filing a Notice of Appeal. The Notice of Appeal and other related document(s) must be filed within one month from the date of the Order of the District Judge granting leave (permission) to appeal.
All further steps are set out in the
Small Claims Tribunals Act (Cap. 308) and
You may wish to seek legal advice on continuing with the High Court appeal.
fees* for the appeal are stated below.
* Excludes any legal fees, and costs that may be ordered by the High Court to be paid to the respondent if the appeal is dismissed.
A brochure on the appeal process may also be obtained
For claims that were filed
on or after 10 July 2017 (Manually): Please continue to download the various manual templates/forms below for the appeal process.
Please note that the templates provided are strictly for reference only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your documents are in order in accordance with the law. All appeal documents must be typewritten.
Stamp/ filing fees
Please Click Here
To be filed within 14 days from the date of the Referee’s Order
To be filed with Notice of Appeal
Proceeding with Appeal
Petition of Appeal (File 1 original + 2 photocopies)
Record of Appeal (File 1 original + 2 photocopies)
Information is easy to understand.
Information is useful.
Information is easy to find.
Tell us how we can improve this page.
Please email if you would like us to respond to your enquiries.
We will use your contact infomation for feedback related to the website only.
You are being redirected to an external source.
Do you want to proceed?
Thank you for your feedback.
Oops, that can't be blank....