The State Courts provide Commissioner for Oaths (CFO) services for Litigants-in-person in State Courts proceedings.
To ensure the safety and well-being of court users, with effect from 1 October 2021, CFO services will be available by appointment only.
Deponents/declarants who wish to affirm or swear their affidavits/statutory declarations to be used in proceedings in the State Courts can access https://go.gov.sg/cfo to make an appointment at least one working day in advance. You will be informed by email of the date and time of your confirmed appointment.
On the day of the appointment, deponents/declarants may proceed to the Central Registry located at level 2 of the State Courts to affirm or swear their affidavits/statutory declarations. The operating hours are:
Operating Hours of the CFO services
|Monday to Thursday||10.30am to 12.30pm|
3.30pm to 5.30pm
|Friday||10.30am to 12.30pm|
3.30pm to 5.00pm
CFO services are not available on weekends and public holidays.
For deponents/declarants who do not understand or speak English, interpretation in the following languages and dialects will be provided:
|Chinese Languages||Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese|
|Malay Languages||Malay, Javanese and Boyanese|
|Indian Languages||Tamil, Malayalam and Urdu|
The following commissioning fees apply:
|Type of Document||Commissioning Fee||Additional Fees|
|Affidavit in Magistrate's Court (MC) Suits||S$10.00 per affidavit per deponent|
S$5.00 per exhibit
|Affidavit in District Court (DC) Suits||S$25.00 per affidavit per deponent|
|Statutory Declaration for Interpleader Summons in Magistrate's Court (MC) Suits||S$10.00 per affidavit per deponent|
|Statutory Declaration for Interpleader Summons in District Court (DC) Suits||S$25.00 per affidavit per deponent|
|Affidavit for Harassment (POHA) Cases||S$10.00 per affidavit per deponent|
For documents to be used in a foreign country, deponents/declarants should have them executed in the presence of a Notary Public (NP) instead of a Commissioner for Oaths.
Members of the public who require CFO/NP services for non-State Courts related matters may access https://legalisation.sal.sg/Directory of the Singapore Academy of Law.