Foreigners can file for a divorce in SG with the following requirement:
Muslim spouses or those married under Muslim should turn to Syariah Court for their divorce.
The reasons for contested or uncontested divorce should fall under categories:
Married business and professional couples are increasingly spending time living overseas. Expanding globalization has meant that the family model with only one permanent resident in a country is becoming more and more frequent.
In Singapore this can mean that either party may reside in another country, hold joint property or have business interests and other assets abroad. It may also involve one parent wanting to relocate with children abroad.
All expat divorce cases are unique and require an approach that is tailored to their particular circumstances.
Our beliefs centre around:
For the purposes of jurisdiction in Singapore, expats may only divorce in Singapore if they meet the 3 year marriage bar; that is, they have been married for at least 3 years and either party has resided in Singapore for at least 3 years.
You need a team that is highly experienced in dealing with international divorce cases which involve cross-border and international aspects.
For further detailed information on international divorce, please visit our dedicated web-page at