With effect from 1 January 2015, the Supreme Court provides translation services only for documents to be used in Supreme Court proceedings. Translation services for documents for private use are no longer available.
Translation services are available for court-related documents in the four official languages, namely English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. All requests should be made at least 4 weeks before the date the translated documents are required. Case reference numbers must be provided at the time of request.
Law firms may request for translation services by completing this E-Form and attaching the documents for translation. Each document to be attached to an E-Form should not exceed 1.5 MB. No more than 5 documents should be attached at any one time. Please submit a separate E-Form if you have more than 5 documents to be translated. The E-Form is for use by law firms only.
Litigants-in-person with documents to be translated for use in Supreme Court proceedings are required to attend personally at the Translation office, Level 3M, Supreme Court Building to request for translation services.
The operating hours of the Translation office are:
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Please bring along the original as well as a photocopy of the document for translation. If only photocopies are provided, the remark “Original not produced” will be annotated on every set of translation produced.
The Supreme Court may decline any translation request, either because specialised technical terms are used in the source document, or for any other reason.
The fee payable for a certified translation by an interpreter of the Supreme Court has been revised to $45 per page or part thereof with effect from 1 October 2016.
Collection of Translated Documents:
Applicants will be informed by email/phone when the translation is ready for collection.
Payment is to be made at the Cashier’s Counter, Legal Directorate, Level 2, Supreme Court Building before collection of the translation at the Translation office, Level 3M, Supreme Court Building.
Applicants are required to produce a print-out of the completed E-Form bearing the service request number at the time of collection.
Litigants-in-person without e-mail access are to proceed to the Translation office, Level 3M, Supreme Court Building and produce their identification documents to obtain a copy of the completed E-form bearing the service request number before making payment at the Cashier’s Counter, Legal Directorate, Level 2, Supreme Court Building.