Will claiming bankruptcy in the USA affect my Canadian credit? 5 Answers as of February 28, 2014

As a Canadian citizen and resident, will claiming bankruptcy in the USA on my US debt have any bearing on my Canadian credit and affect my ability to visit the USA?

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
It will not affect your ability to cross the border, but it will affect your "Canadian" debt. Debt is debt. It does not matter where you incurred it. You are required to list it in the U.S. bankruptcy. You need to have lived here for the better part of the last 180 days to file here.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/28/2014
Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
A U.S. bankruptcy discharge is good against U.S. creditors and protects your U.S. property from Canadian creditors. Does not affect your ability to visit. If you are asking about whether it will appear on your credit report in Canada, I don't know.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/28/2014
Lynch Law Offices, P.C. | Roseanne N. Lynch
You cannot file for Bankruptcy in the U.S. unless you meet the residency requirements of the State in which you reside. You must have a U.S. Social Security number to file but you do not necessarily have to be a citizen to file a Bankruptcy in the U.S. if you otherwise meet the requirements. By the way, debt is debt, it doesn't matter where the debt was incurred or where the Creditor is located, it is all your debt. There is no such thing as "Canadian debt" or "U.S. debt" it is all just debt.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/28/2014
Law Offices of Eric W. I. Anglin
Law Offices of Eric W. I. Anglin | Eric W. I. Anglin
In order for you to file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., you must maintain your principal residence in the U.S. You may not claim residence and legal status as Canadian, and file bankruptcy here.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 2/28/2014
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
Has no effect on the ability to come to U.S. As far as credit, if Canada used the same 3 credit bureaus as US then it would have an effect, if not, then I don't see why it would.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/28/2014
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