In order to commence civil divorce proceedings in Singapore, one of the parties filing for divorce is required to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Be domiciled in Singapore during the commencement of divorce proceedings (‘domicile’ means to treat Singapore as a permanent home).
  2. Residing in Singapore for a minimum of 3 years, before divorce proceedings are commenced; and
  3. Have been married for a minimum of 3 years, except where the party filing for divorce has suffered unbearable hardship or exceptionally cruel behaviour.

Please get in touch if you are unsure about your eligibility situation.

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