(Last Updated: 27 October 2010)
Introduction | Operating Hours | Service Bureau Charges | Modes of Payment | Step By Step Guide on filing via Service Bureau | Download Service Bureau Filing Forms | Addresses
With the Electronic Filing System (EFS), legal documents are filed electronically with minimal time and effort. Law firms that are not linked to the EFS or do not have a paid subscription to EFS can file their documents either through the LawNet / EFS Service Bureau located at the Supreme Court (for the filing of Supreme Court documents) or Chinatown Point (for the filing of Subordinate Courts documents).
The EFS Service Bureau assists by submitting legal documents electronically to the respective courts via the EFS Service Bureaufs Front End Application. In addition, the EFS Service Bureau can assist law firms by handling documents which cannot be filed electronically to the courts.
Besides serving the legal community, the EFS Service Bureau also serves litigants who do not have access to EFS to file court documents.
Please note that the LawNet / EFS Service Bureau staff are not in a capacity to give legal advice. Although assistance regarding filing procedures and general enquiries will be given, this should not be taken to be, or acted upon as if it were, legal advice. Responsibility for the filing of forms and its content is that of the person or firm filing them.
The operating hours for the electronic filing of court documents at the LawNet / EFS Service Bureau are:
Mondays to Fridays : 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturdays : 8:30am to 12:30pm
Our Service Bureau is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
All documents submitted before 1700 hours on weekdays and before 1230 hours on Saturdays will be processed and transmitted by the Service Bureau to the corresponding courts by 2359 hours on the same day. The time for the submission of documents may vary if the information required for filing is not complete. Please note that the filing date and time for documents submitted at the EFS Service Bureau will not necessarily be the date and time registered by the court. Instead, the date and time logged for a document is the date and time the document is successfully transmitted to the CrimsonLogicfs EFS servers.
Please note that the EFS Service Bureau will not accept any more submissions after 1700 hours on weekdays and after 1230 hours on Saturdays. In the event any document is submitted after the stipulated filing time, that document will be considered as submitted to the EFS Service Bureau on the following working day.
Documents pertaining to Supreme Court must be filed at the Supreme Court LawNet / EFS Service Bureau. Likewise, documents pertaining to the Subordinate Courts must be filed at the Subordinate Courts EFS Service Bureau (located at Chinatown Point).
Service Bureau Charges
When a document is filed via Service Bureau, the filing party has to pay the following fees:
1) Court Document Fee
2) Transmission Fee
3) Processing Fee
4) Service Bureau Manual Handling Fee
5) Urgent Filing Fee (if requested)
6) Hearing Fee (if any)
7) Rejection Fee
Transmission Fee (per
S$0.80 per black-and-white page scanned (An additional fee of S$0.08 per page will be charged if the page is to be scanned in colour).
S$0.60 per black-and-white page scanned (ONLY for the filing of Bundle of Documents and Written Submissions). An additional fee of S$0.08 per page if it is to be scanned in colour.
These rates apply to the first 200 pages of documents. Please note that an additional of S$0.05 per page will be charged for the 201st page onwards.
Filing of civil matters: S$4.00 per document
Filing of family matters: S$4.00 per document
Filing of criminal matters (High Court): nil
Service Bureau Manual
Filing of civil matters: S$13.50 per document
Filing of family matters: S$8.00 per document
Filing of criminal
matters (High Court): S$8.00 per document (fee applicable if filed by Law Firm)
Filing of letters: Flat rate of S$1.60 per letter
Urgent Filing Fee
There is an additional surcharge of 16% of the Court Document Fee if there is a request for urgent filing.
E.g. Court Document Fee = S$20.00
Urgent Fee = 16% of S$20.00 = S$3.20
In the event that the Court rejects the document filed, an administrative charge of up to S$25.00 may be imposed on the rejected document.
Service of Documents (SOD)
S$5.00 per document
S$3.00 per document
Up to 500 pages
S$0.50 per page (up to a max of S$5.00)
|More than 500 pages||S$15.00 per document|
Document Index Search (DIS) = $21.50 per case search
Modes of Payment
payment for services rendered should be made either in cash, Nets, cash card,
cheque or Cashierfs Order made payable to gCrimsonLogic Pte Ltdh.
Company cheques of the filing company/law firm are accepted. No personal cheques will be accepted.
For litigants filing documents at the EFS Service Bureau in person, cash, Nets, cash card, or Cashierfs Order are accepted.
Step By Step Guide on filing via Service Bureau
*Notes on preparing the Document Information Page (DIP)
If you file the document via a Service Bureau, you need to prepare a backing sheet, which will be used as the new DIP. Please ensure that the case title and other information on your backing sheet occupies only the right half of the page lengthwise, as the left half of the page must be left blank for the Court's seal and annotations to be printed. Please check with the Service Bureau for further advice.
For more information, please refer to EFS Phase 6 FAQ here http://info.efs.com.sg/FEph6_FAQ.htm.
Downloading of Service Bureau Filing Forms
To download a requisition form, filing templates and reference tables, please click here.
LawNet Service Bureau
(High Court Filing via Service Bureau)
1 Supreme Court Lane
Level 1, Supreme Court Building
Tel: (65) 6337 9164
Fax: (65) 6337 9980
LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau
(Family / Subordinate Courts Filing via Service Bureau)
133 New Bridge Road
#19-01/02 Chinatown Point
Tel: (65) 6538 9507
Fax: (65) 6438 6350