Can I file for bankruptcy with a green card? 16 Answers as of July 15, 2011

I moved here 10 years ago but still do not have citizenship. Can I file for bankruptcy?

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Rosenberg & Press
Rosenberg & Press | Max L. Rosenberg
Yes you can.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 7/15/2011
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
You can file bankruptcy if you meet the eligibility requirements for the Chapter you wish to file. Being a citizen is NOT a requirement.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2011
Law Office of Maureen O' Malley
Law Office of Maureen O' Malley | Maureen O'Malley
Immigration is not affected by bankruptcy unless fraud or moral turpitude is involved. It won't harm your application for citizenship if that's your goal.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 6/22/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Yes, as long as you are not using a fake SSN number there should be no problems.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2011
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
There is no requirement of citizenship to file bankruptcy. Even undocumented persons are eligible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/21/2011
    Greifendorff Law Offices, PC
    Greifendorff Law Offices, PC | Christine Wilton
    Yes. Citizenship is not a requirement for bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/21/2011
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
    Bird & VanDyke, Inc. | David VanDyke
    Yes, if you have proof of a social security number.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/21/2011
    Greifendorff Law Office
    Greifendorff Law Office | John Greifendorff
    Yes. In the process you will need a valid social security card and picture ID, the most common being a driver's license. Citizenship is not a prerequisite for a filing in the bankruptcy court.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/21/2011
    Jackson White, PC
    Jackson White, PC | Spencer Hale
    Yes. Your immigration status does not affect your ability to file.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 6/21/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    Yes, you are not required to be a citizen to file for bankruptcy. Residents and non-resident aliens can also file.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/21/2011
    Shmucher Law, PL
    Shmucher Law, PL | Ofer Shmucher
    Yes, there are no citizenship requirements when it comes to filing for bankruptcy. You can be a citizen, a permanent resident, a green card holder, a visa holder, or anything else and you will still be able to file for bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/21/2011
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