The steps in an application for an adjournment are as follows:
Step 1: Application to adjourn a Night Court case is made
A person may apply for an adjournment of a Night Court mention date if he/she is unable to attend court on the stipulated dates and has valid reasons to support the application
If the Applicant is on bail: The Applicant together with the bailor
shall fill out an application form which can be obtained from the Court Applications counter located at the Crime Registry. The application form stating the  applicant's and bailor's particular, accompanied with the bail bond, will be submitted to the duty Magistrate in Chamber R located at the Crime Registry.
If the Applicant is not on bail: The Applicant shall make an application for the adjournment by completing the Standard Application form. (Click here for the form) This application must be addressed to the Registrar of State Courts and must state clearly the particulars of the accused, the original mention/trial date as well as the court in which the matter is fixed in.
The application should be submitted to:
The Registrar, State Courts
1 Havelock Square
Singapore 059724 or

Step 2: Court considers the application

Once the application is made, it will be referred to the relevant judge for his consideration.


If the Applicant is on bail: The Applicant and the bailor will go before the duty Magistrate in Chamber R where the application is made and the reasons for the adjournment is recorded. The duty Magistrate will thereafter consider the application for the adjournment. Once the application is granted, the applicant shall be notified of the next mention date which shall be noted by the bailor as well.  In the event that the application is not allowed, the applicant shall attend court on the date specified in the bail bond.


If the Applicant is not on bail: The court will notify the Applicant as to the outcome of his/her application. If the application is approved, the applicant will be notified in writing by the court of the new mention date and time.


If the application is not approved, the applicant will also be notified in writing by the court and the Applicant is required to attend court on the original mention/trial date. If the Applicant has not heard from the court before the court date, he/she is still required to attend court. Failure to do so may result in a warrant of arrest being issued against him/her.

Last updated on: 19/2/2020 4:49 PM


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