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Personal Protection Order Singapore (PPO)


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Apply for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) in Singapore

We understand your situation.

Is someone harassing you outside of your family and causing you distress? You may be able to take out a Protection Against Harassment Order against that person. If that person is a family member, you may also apply for a Personal Protection Order (PPO). Singapore’s Emerald Law is here to provide assistance to help you do just that.

We understand that in situations like this, living life can be difficult as you are constantly under stress due to the actions of another person, causing you anxiety that makes life difficult. Because of this, we know that securing the PPO is important as it can help you calm down and regain control of your life once more.

Assistance with Personal Protection Orders and other related matters in Singapore

Our team of lawyers specialise in syariah law and are backed by a good number of years’ of experience working with Muslim clients across Singapore. Personal Protection Order applications are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the services we provide – we have a wealth of experience across many areas of family law such as divorce procedures and child maintenance amongst others.

Whatever you may need from us and whenever you do, we’re here to help. And you can rest assured that our team of lawyers know just how difficult these times can be, and thus are committed to guiding you through the process and keeping things as stress-free and straightforward as possible from start to finish.

Talk to us today, there’s no cost for our FIRST TWO consultations.

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The information provided is not intended to constitute legal advice. Please seek appropriate legal advice before making any decision.

In a nutshell, a Personal Protection Order (PPO) refers to an order which restrains a respondent from performing acts of violence against a person or a group of persons. In Singapore, PPOs are made when the Court believes that a protection order is necessary to protect the safety of an individual from family violence. 

In restraining the abuser from committing violence, the protection order protects victims of family violence in Singapore. 

Individuals must be at least 21 years old and above to apply for a PPO against an abusive and violent family member. You can also file a protection order for your children at the Family Justice Courts of Singapore if they are under the age of 21 if they have been victims of physical, mental or emotional harassment as well.


Yes. Once you file the PPO application, the court will appoint a process server to serve the summons to the address of the respondent in person. 


Yes, you can apply for a PPO against a violent family member who lives at the same address as you do.


Unless the Court specifies a particular period of duration, the PPO has no expiration date. 


PPOs usually have no time limit, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Speak to a lawyer if you are considering applying for a PPO or extending your existing restraining order. 


It is for us to discuss your matter briefly and to provide you with a general overview. There will be no review of documents during the free first consultation.


Yes, there will be charges but be rest assured our charges are reasonable.


We will try our best to accommodate your financial needs. We offer fixed fee arrangements and even instalment payments for our services. 

However if you are truly unable to afford the services of lawyers, we will recommend that you approach the legal aid bureau or law society pro bono services to see if you qualify.

It is best to take out a PPO application at the family court. This may have implications on the divorce (Especially for women when arguing under fasakh) and children for care & control and access.


Generally, you will have to show that family violence has been committed against you and that it is necessary for an order to be made. There are 2 limbs.


It is not necessary to be physically abused for a PPO order to be granted.


You will then have to convince the court solely on the basis of your testimony (your words) at trial.


Section 64 of the Women’s Charter states that “family violence” means the commission of any of the following acts:

(a) wilfully or knowingly placing, or attempting to place,
a family member in fear of hurt;

(b) causing hurt to a family member by such act which is
known or ought to have been known would result in

(c) wrongfully confining or restraining a family member
against his will; or

(d) causing continual harassment with intent to cause or
knowing that it is likely to cause anguish to a family

but does not include any force lawfully used in self-defence,
or by way of correction towards a child below 21 years of

No. For this you will have to approach the Civil Courts to apply for an order under POHA (Prevention of Harassment Act)


We will have to look at the facts of the case before advising.


It is going to be very challenging for a laymen to take part in the trial process without a lawyer. It is recommended that you engage a lawyer for such matters. 

Please watch our video here for more information on Personal Protection Orders.

You may read a more in-depth article here to find out more.


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What You Need To Know About Personal Protection Orders and Family Violence?

What would you do next? With emotions running high, you may want to report to the Police and also apply for a PPO. But, was that one incident enough for the Court to issue a PPO? Did Family Violence occur? This video discusses the different factors and context of Family Violence and PPO and the common misconceptions therein.

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