In order to commence civil proceedings for divorce in Singapore, one of the parties filing for divorce is required to fulfil the requirements as listed below:
- They must be domiciled in Singapore during the commencement of divorce proceedings (‘domicile’ means to treat Singapore as a permanent home) .
- They must be residing in Singapore for a minimum of 3 years, before divorce proceedings is commenced; and
- Have been married for a minimum of 3 years, unless if the party filing for divorce has suffered unbearable hardship or exceptionally cruel behaviour.
Note: If you were married under Muslim Law, the previously mentioned requirements may not applicable to you. Please get in touch if you require more information on Syariah Divorce.