A Practical Guide On How A Bailor Posts Bail In Singapore

A Practical Guide On How A Bailor Posts Bail In Singapore

When an accused person is arrested, they may be held in remand until their court date unless a bail bond is posted.

Once bail is offered by the Court, the bailor will have to furnish bail by following the series of steps below:-

The Bailor has to head to the State Court Bail Centre to engage in a form-filling exercise. The Bail Centre is located at level 4 of the State Courts, which is located at 1 Havelock Square, Singapore 059724.

The bailor will have to bring:-

  • Your identity card or passport
  • The accused's passport to be surrendered.
  • Where required by the court, evidence of the value of the personal properties you wish to pledge (e.g. bank statements, etc).

Process For Posting Bail

Do note that you will need to make your application to be a bailor during the Bail Centre’s opening hours (located at the bottom of this page).

At the Bail Centre, a bail officer will meet with you to:-

  • Brief you on the duties of being a bailor of the accused person.
  • Brief you on what happens if the accused person absconds from bail.
  • Check that you are eligible to be a bailor.
  • Ask you to pledge security (if necessary) and sign the necessary documents.
  • Process your bail application, then forward the bail bond to the accused person to sign.
  • Check that you know the details of the accused person’s upcoming court events.
  • Arrange for you to appear before a magistrate

The Magistrate will go through the terms and conditions with you and explain the duties of being a bailor. Subsequently, the Magistrate will then make a decision to approve or reject your application as a bailor.

In the event the Magistrate approves your application, the Bail Centre proceeds to process bail and the accused will then be released.

Operating Hours of the Bail Centre

1 Havelock Square (4th Level)
Singapore 059724 

Mondays to Thursdays
8.30 am – 1.00 pm (last registration at 12.30 pm)
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm (last registration at 5.00 pm)

8.30 am – 1.00 pm (last registration at 12.30 pm)
2.00 pm – 5.30 pm (last registration at 4.30 pm)

8.30 am – 1.00 pm (last registration at 12.00 pm)


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