An application has to be filed with the High Court in the following manner:
Obtain the relevant forms for:
(a) the Debtor’s Bankruptcy Application;
(b) the Affidavit in Support of Debtor’s Bankruptcy Application;
(c) the Statement of Affairs; and
(d) the Affidavit Verifying Statement of Affairs.
As provided in Rule 2A of the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Rules 2016, the forms are
set out on the Internet website of the Ministry of Law. Please click
Complete the relevant forms (all forms have to be typed except for the
Statement of Affairs which can be handwritten). Do not sign on both the
Affidavit in Support of Debtor’s Bankruptcy Application and the Affidavit
Verifying Statement of Affairs yet (See Step 4 below).
Step 3You will need to place a bankruptcy deposit of $1,850 with the Official Assignee.
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Bring the temporary receipt and completed documents to the Supreme Court’s
Legal Registry located at Level 2 of the Supreme Court and then proceed to the
Cashier’s Counter to make payment of the prescribed stamp fees/Commissioner for
Proceed to swear or affirm the Affidavit Verifying Statement of Affairs and the
Affidavit in Support of Debtor’s Bankruptcy Application before a Commissioner
for Oaths (located at Level 3M of the Supreme Court). The Commissioner for
Oaths will sign and stamp on the documents.
Proceed to the LawNet Service Bureau (located at Level 1 of the Supreme Court)
to file all documents through eLitigation after payment of the prescribed fees.
The LawNet Service Bureau will inform you when to return to collect your
documents. Upon collection of the documents, the date and time for the hearing
of your application will be printed on your application.
You must attend the hearing on the appointed date and time. If you are unable
to do so, you must write to the Registrar of the Supreme Court immediately to
request for a later hearing date and state the reasons for your request.