Are NOT A U.S. Citizen But Wondering If You Can File Bankruptcy?

Most likely the answer is yes. You can file bankruptcy in the United States no matter your citizenship status.

Who May Be a “Debtor” in Bankruptcy Court?

The Bankruptcy Code places no citizenship limits on who may file bankruptcy. Section 109(a) states that “only a person that resides or has a domicile, a place of business, or property in the United States . . . may be a debtor . . . .” for filing bankruptcy. “Person” is simply defined to include an “individual” (as well as a “partnership and corporation”). So there is no requirement about needing to be a citizen, or even to being legally in the country. So everyone, citizen or not, legal or not, can file bankruptcy.

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