Translation Services

Translation services are available for documents intended to be used in the SICC in Singapore’s four official languages (namely, English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil). All requests should be made to the Supreme Court's Interpreters Section at least 4 weeks before the date that the translated documents are required.

Counsel in matters before the SICC may request for translation services by completing this E-Form and attaching the documents for translation, which should not exceed 1.5 MB per file. No more than 5 documents should be forwarded with an E-Form at any one time. Should translation be required for more than 5 documents, separate E-Forms should be submitted.

The Supreme Court's Interpreters Section may decline any translation request for any reason.

The following fees are payable for translation services rendered:

Fee
First page S$18.00
Each subsequent page or part thereof S$12.00

Processing time

While every effort will be made to meet the timelines of the requestor, the actual time taken for every request to be processed will depend on the length of the documents involved, the complexity of the contents contained in the documents involved, as well as the working capacity of the Supreme Court translation services department at the relevant time.

Applicants will be informed via email of the expected time for completion of the translations, which will not take more than 4 weeks to complete.

Payment

Applicants will be informed of the actual fees payable upon completion of the translations nearer the collection date. Payment may be made in cash, by credit card or by electronic direct debiting, and must be made upon collection of the translated documents at the Supreme Court Cashier at Level 2 of the Supreme Court building. For applicants residing overseas, alternative modes of payment like telegraphic transfers or bank drafts may be considered. Please contact the Court Resources Directorate via email: supcourt_allinterpreters@supcourt.gov.sg for the details.

Collection of translated documents

The requesting party will be informed by the Supreme Court's Interpreters Section via email when translated documents are ready for collection. Translated documents can be collected in person at the Supreme Court Cashier at Level 2 of the Supreme Court building. To arrange for any alternative mode of collection, please contact the Court Resources Directorate via email: supcourt_allinterpreters@supcourt.gov.sg or by phone +65 6332 3924 or +65 6332 3925 or +65 6332 3926.