Visiting the Family Justice Courts (FJC)
The security is similar to that at airports. When you enter, your bags are scanned and you walk through a screening gate.
Any items that may be used as weapons (e.g. knives, corrosives, flammables, toxic substances, sharp tools) are not allowed within the FJC’s premises. Anyone found in possession of any of these items will be handed over to the police.
Visitors should be properly attired. Visitors dressed in singlets, shorts, slippers or other inappropriate attire may not be allowed into the FJC premises.
Examples of appropriate dressing include smart casual wear, office wear and traditional dress (please see illustrations below). Visitors who are dressed in a manner that is indecent or offensive, may be prohibited from entering the courthouse.
Source: Text and photos by State Courts, Singapore
The Court is a place where decorum appropriate to the location of the Court as a building for the administration of justice, must be observed. The officers of the Court, as well as the security personnel have a responsibility to preserve the security of the premises (including the public areas) and to ensure that members of the public behave in an appropriate manner (for example, no loitering or picnicking) at the premises so as to uphold the decorum of the Courts.
Strictly no photography or video recordings
Photography and video recordings are strictly not allowed within the FJC’s premises, so as to protect the privacy of litigants, potential litigants and their family members.
Mobile phones with cameras
Safe keep of cameras and recording devices
You may bring your mobile phones, even those with cameras, into the FJC. Remember not to take photos with your mobile phone. If you do, security will have to confiscate your phone.
You will be asked to safe keep your camera and video/audio recording devices at the security counter when you enter. You can retrieve them on your way out.
Only drinking water is allowed within the court premises (e.g. inside a courtroom). Food and drink vendors are available nearby.
- Please switch for all mobile and other beeping devices before you enter the courtroom as these may disrupt the proceedings.
- Enter the courtroom silently and bow to the Judge as a sign of respect before proceeding to your seat. A security officer will take down your particulars.
- Silence must be observed at all times during the hearing and visitors are not allowed to address the court.
- You may leave the courtroom at any time during the hearing. As a sign of respect, visitors usually bow to the Judge just before leaving the courtroom.
Self-represented parties may wish to read the User Guide: Rights and Responsibilities of Self Represented Parties in Civil Proceedings
Do note that members of public are not allowed to sit-in for FJC hearings.
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