Who can apply for bankruptcy? 18 Answers as of May 30, 2013

Who can apply for bankruptcy? I am not a citizen of the US but I have been working here for 10 years already. Will I be eligible for a Chapter 7?

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J.M. Cook, P.A. | J.M. Cook
To be eligible to file, you simply have to have a property interest in the US so yes, you can file.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 3/16/2012
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
You do not need to be a citizen to file for bankruptcy. There is a requirement that you reside in the jurisdiction where you file for the majority of the previous 180 days.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/15/2012
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis | Eric Lewis
If you have a valid social security number, you can file bankruptcy. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 3/14/2012
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law | Phil Boardman
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 5/30/2013
Law Office of Jeffrey Solomon
Law Office of Jeffrey Solomon | Jeffrey Solomon
You should be able to file bankruptcy since you have legal status in the US, I assume,
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/14/2012
    Kenneth A. Parker, P.C.
    Kenneth A. Parker, P.C. | Ken Parker
    You do not have to be a citizen to file. You can certainly file if you are on a work visa or student visa. You can possibly file if you are here as an illegally, but your filing would certainly alert Immigration as to your status.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 3/13/2012
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