Filing fees are payable for lodging documents with the court. Court hearing fees are payable for certain matters that are heard before a judge. More information on filing fees and court hearing fees is available here.
Fees are usually collected upon the filing of documents with the Supreme Court and if you are filing electronically via the LawNet Service Bureau, it will be collected there. All other payments should be made at the Cashier’s Counter.
Yes, you may. The Registrar of the Supreme Court has the power to waive or defer the payment of filing fees in cases of genuine hardship.
As a general rule, persons seeking fee waivers should approach the Legal Aid Bureau and apply for a Legal Aid Certificate. More information on the application process is available here.