When Police bail is offered, the person arrested can contact a bailor. The bailor must be either a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, and more than 21 years old. The bailor must not be an undischarged bankrupt, must not have any current proceedings in Court and should have personal assets worth at least the bail sum. The bailor will have to satisfy the Police that he is suitable to provide bail. A bailor may show his ability to stand bail by depositing cash or producing fixed deposit certificates, bank passbooks, car log books, title deeds to a property, share certificates or other valuables. A bailor should also bring along his NRIC as proof of identity.
The bailor must also be prepared to accept the responsibility of a bailor until the case is over. If the amount of bail exceeds $10,000, a company or a business may stand as bailor. The company’s stamp will be needed. The authorised signatory of the company will have to sign the documents. The conditions of release on bail and the date of attendance at the Police station or court will be explained to the accused. A copy of the bail will be provided. Another copy will also be given to the bailor. Once the bail has been processed, the accused will be released from Police custody, subject to the following conditions:
- He may be asked to surrender any travel documents in his possession.
- He will surrender into custody, make himself available for investigations or attend Court at the date, time and place appointed for him to do so.
- He shall not commit any offence while released on bail or on personal bond.
- He shall not interfere with any witness or otherwise obstruct the course of justice whether in relation to himself or any other person.
He will not be allowed to leave Singapore without the express consent of the Police or the Court in writing.