A Settlement Agreement signed by both parties may be recorded at the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM). A registered settlement agreement is enforceable as a District Court Order.


Step 1

File an Application for Registration of Settlement Agreement with a certified true copy of the Settlement Agreement, at the Employment Claims Registry, located at the Community Justice and Tribunals Division at Level 1 of the State Courts building, 1 Havelock Square, Singapore 059724.


The Application must be made within 4 weeks after the Settlement Agreement is signed by the parties.


E.g. If the Settlement Agreement is signed on 4 April 2017, the last day the parties must apply to register the Settlement Agreement is on 2 May 2017. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, Sunday or a Public Holiday, the application may be filed on the next working day.


Things to bring:

  • Personal identification documents.
    • (for Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident) ­– NRIC
    • (for foreign citizen) ­– Passport and Employment Pass
    • (for non-individuals, e.g., companies, etc.) ­– Latest company profile and identification documents of the company's authorised representative, including a letter of authorisation from the company
  • One (1) original set and two (2) duplicate sets of the Settlement Agreement
  • Application Fee (S$10)
Step 2

The District Court may grant or refuse a registration of the Settlement Agreement.


A Notice of Registration will be mailed to the applying party to notify him/her of the successful registration of the Settlement Agreement. When the party receives the Notice of Registration, he/she must send one (1) copy of the Notice of Registration and one (1) copy of the registered Settlement Agreement to the other party.


A registered settlement agreement is valid for a period of 3 years.



Last updated on: 13/11/2018 10:08 AM


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