Interpretation Services

All court/chamber proceedings in Singapore are conducted in English. The Supreme Court Interpreters Section provides interpretation services to witnesses who do not understand or speak English.

The languages and dialects available are as follows:

Chinese Languages Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese
Malay Languages Malay, Javanese and Boyanese
Indian Languages Tamil and Malayalam

Counsel and litigants in civil matters who require the services of court interpreters should submit their requests using this E-Form via the Supreme Court website in accordance with Supreme Court Practice Directions. All requests should be submitted at least 7 days before the commencement of the court/chamber proceedings. No fees are payable for the services of court interpreters in Supreme Court proceedings.