For the Offline Application, all you need is a desktop computer or a laptop with the following:

Minimum Configuration

  • Microsoft Windows™ 95 (for offline preparation only)
  • Microsoft Windows™ 98 2nd Edition /NT4.0/Windows 2000/XP
  • Pentium™ II 266MHz or faster processor - 64MB RAM
  • 1.2 GB free hard disk space - 16X speed CD-ROM drive
  • USB ports and/or serial ports
  • Printers that can print postscript format

Installation of Offline Preparation Software

If you have the CD for STARS eLodgment, double-click on the "Setup STARS eLodgment" icon in the CD provided and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. If your PC or laptop requires any additional support files to run the program, you will be given the option to install the necessary components.

If you do not have the CD for STARS eLodgment, you can download by clicking on the following icons

Download Java Development kit 1.4 first

Download STARS eLodgment 2.0 next

Download Acrobat Reader 5 (Do not use this option if you are using the same PC for  EFS)

Download Internet Exploder 6.0 (Do not use this option if you are using the same PC for EFS)

Additional steps for EFS users

For the Online Application, you will need to have lodgment account before you can lodge the instruments. All lawyers, conveyancing staff and finance officers who need to use STARS eLodgment will each have an account, which will be managed by your appointed administrator (please refer to the Security Guidelines for more details).
 All fees must be paid through Inter-Bank GIRO. Pending the activation of the Giro account, you will be given access to use the STARS elodgment services for 1 month, during which payment can be made by cheque or other payment modes available at SLA's counter at 55 Newton Road, #12-01 Revenue House, Singapore 307987. To apply for lodgment account, please submit
Application for IBG form and Application for Law Firm Administrator Accounts form to the above address.
For lawyer who needs to sign caveats, withdrawal of caveats and extension of caveats digitally, you will need a Netrust digital certificate and a crypto card reader. For more details on Netrust digital certificate, please visit

Security Guidelines

Additional Steps for EFS users

1) In your IE browser select: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced

2) Uncheck Java (Sun) option (if this option is found)

3) Ensure that Java VM (Microsoft) options are checked (as shown in the figure above)

4) Click OK.

5) Close and Restart your IE Browser.