Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act
Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (Cap 265, 2001 Rev Ed)
The Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (“REFJA”) facilitates the registration, and subsequent enforcement, of foreign judgments in civil proceedings in Singapore. Money judgments, non-money judgments, certain interlocutory orders and civil judgments from recognised courts may be registered under the REFJA, subject to the reciprocal bilateral agreement between Singapore and each foreign country.
A person who is a judgment creditor under a judgment to which the REFJA applies, may apply to register the judgment in the High Court of Singapore within six years after the date of the judgment or, where there have been proceedings by way of appeal against the judgment, after the date of the last judgment given in those proceedings. Once registered, the judgment may be enforced as if it were a judgment obtained in Singapore.
The REFJA does not apply to any judgment which may be recognised or enforced in Singapore under the Choice of Court Agreements Act 2016 (No 14 of 2016).