Commissioner for Oaths

Commissioner for Oaths (CFO) at the Family Justice Courts (FJC) administers oath to an unrepresented deponent/declarant making an affidavit or statutory declaration for use in FJC legal proceedings only.

Deponents/declarants who wish to affirm or swear their affidavits and statutory declarations to be used in FJC legal proceedings may proceed to the Registry located at level 1 of the FJC building during the following operating hours:

Time (Mon-Thu) Time (Fri)
8.30 am to 12.30 pm 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
2.00 pm to 5.30 pm 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Please note that this is an ad-hoc service, wherein a CFO, who is also a Court Interpreter, will be assigned as and when a deponent/declarant requests for CFO services. There would be at least 15 minutes waiting time after a request is made at the Registry.

Chinese Language & Dialects

Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese and Hakka

 Malay Language & Dialects  Malay, Javanese and Boyanese

Indian Language

Tamil


Deponents/declarants who require interpretation in a foreign language or language and dialect other than those listed above must engage and bring along a qualified Interpreter if they wish to have their affidavits and statutory declarations affirmed/sworn before the duty CFOs at the FJC.

Members of the public who require CFO services for both the FJC related matters and the non-FJC related matters can approach private law firms providing CFO services as prescribed under Rule 8 of the Commissioner for Oaths Rules (Cap. 322, Rule 3) .

Generally, all CFOs charge a standard rate as prescribed under Part II of the Schedule in the Commissioner for Oaths Rules.

The following commissioning fees apply:

Item Cost
Affidavit $25.00 per affidavit /
per signatory
$5.00 per exhibit (if any)
Statutory Declaration $25.00 per statutory declaration /
per signatory
$5.00 per exhibit (if any)

Please contact the respective language services for any queries relating to CFO matters:

Language Services Tel No.
Chinese Interpreter 6435 6255
Tamil Interpreter 6702 5410
Malay Interpreter 6435 6256