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No, you do not have to be a U.S. citizen to file for banrupcy, you just need to be a legal resident.

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Q: Do you have to be a US citizen to file for bankruptcy?
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Can a non us citizen file for bankrupcy?

No, you don't have to be a resident. If you are a non-citizen, but have a Social Security card or a Tax ID, you can file a bankruptcy. If you don't have a United States ID, but own property in the U.S., you can still file a bankruptcy.

Can a US citizen permanently living overseas file for bankruptcy in order to clear unsecured debt in the US?

It doesn't matter if you are a US Citizen or not, to file bankruptcy. To be eligible you must either reside in a state, own a business in a state or own property in a state. If you don't have these three, you cannot file bankruptcy also. Also, you must have resided in a state for 180 days prior to filing bankruptcy. Otherwise, no court has jurisdiction over you. By permanently living overseas, you cannot file bankruptcy in the US until you return to the US and PLAN to stay there.

You owe your sister money can you file bankruptcy on that loan?

If you file bankruptcy, you file bankruptcy on everything. You can not file bankruptcy on one loan.

Can residents file bankruptcy in the US?


Does bankruptcy affect becoming a us citizen?

NO: that's discrimination

How do you file divorce if both are not US Citizen but married legally in US and have a children?

If you are legally in the US, you file in the state where you live. You do the same thing as a citizen of the US would do.

If You are a us citizen but your mother is an illegal immigrant?

If a persons mother is illegal and they are a citizen, the citizen can file for a Visa for the mother. The citizen will need to file papers with the INS for citizenship.

Can you file bankruptcy on the state?

can you file bankruptcy utah unenploment

Did Deltona Corporation file bankruptcy?

No they never did file for bankruptcy

Do you have to file taxes before you file bankruptcy?

You have to pay and file taxes when due under the US tax laws, which even has it's own Federal Court System (The US Tax Court) Bankruptcy which is done under the US Bankruptcy Laws, which have their own Federal Court System (The Federal Bankruptcy Court) doesn't change any of the requirements. Apples & Oranges.

Where can I find free information on reasons to file bankruptcy and how to claim and file bankruptcy on my own?

It's very difficult to file without a lawyer, but it can be done. The US government themselves lay out the process at

Do both parties on a joint mortgage have to file bankruptcy on a joint mortgage?

No, both parties on a joint mortgage do not need to file bankruptcy. They can file a joint bankruptcy or a single bankruptcy.

How many year after you file bankruptcy can you file bankruptcy aging?

If you are talking about a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, It takes 7 to 9 years after you can file bankruptcy again.

Did ballenger construction harlingen Texas file for bankruptcy?

No, they did not file for bankruptcy.

Why did General Motors ford and Chrysler file for bankruptcy?

They did not file for bankruptcy.

How long do you have to be unemployed before you can file bankruptcy?

You do not have to be unemployed to file bankruptcy.

Do you have to file bankruptcy after a foreclosure?

No, there's no law that states you have to file bankruptcy.

Can you file Bankruptcy without a job?

Yes you can file for bankruptcy if you are unemployed.

Can you file bankruptcy on restitution?

No you can not file bankruptcy on anything that is court ordered.CAN YOU FILE BANKRUPTCY ON RESTITUTION?

Can I file your cell phone bill on bankruptcy?

No, you cannot file my cell phone bill in a bankruptcy. However, you can file YOUR cell phone bill in a bankruptcy.

Who can file for bankruptcy in Wisconsin?

Anyone who is a resident of the state can file for bankruptcy in Wisconsin. There is no restriction on who can file, only for which chapter they can file in.

Did Swift transportation file bankruptcy?

Swif has NOT filed Bankruptcy. It is pretty easy to look it up via the US Government Bankruptcy Courts web site.

What companies have file bankruptcy in 2008?

what companies did file a bankruptcy in 2005,2006 and 2007.

Can you keep your home after file bankruptcy?

Depends on file bankruptcy for, and the bank and what they want to do.

Can you file bankruptcy on a truck repo past due loan?

No, if you mean, can you single out this debt to "file bankruptcy on." You file bankruptcy on ALL your creditors. You don't get to pick and choose. But you can certainly include such a debt in bankruptcy.