Video Conference Facilities ("VC Facilities")

Video conference facilities are available in the courtrooms and chambers and these may be used to present the testimony of vulnerable witnesses or overseas witnesses who are unable to be physically present in court. Parties wishing to give evidence through a live video or live television link must seek the Court's leave to use the video conference facilities by way of a summons [see s 62A of the Evidence Act (Cap 97)] before making any request hereunder.

Request to use the Video Conference Facilities

Requests for the use of the video conference facilities in the courtroom or chamber must be made at least 14 working days in advance using this e-form.

Requests are given priority based on a first-come first-served basis. 

There are no fees charged for the usage of the video conference facilities.

Compatibility testing

Upon the successful request to use the video conference facilities, prior arrangements for equipment testing have to be made at least 5 working days before the first day fixed for the use of the facility to ensure equipment compatibility.

If audio-visual and computers equipment in addition to those provided in the courtroom or chamber are to be used, details of such equipment will have to be provided when completing the Request forms above. Such equipment must also be made available for testing with the audio-visual system of the courtroom or chamber at least 3 working days before the first day fixed for the hearing to ensure equipment compatibility.