Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Immigration Status
Will filing for bankruptcy affect my immigration status?
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you can still file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. But many non-citizens are concerned that filing for bankruptcy in New York will hurt their chances of obtaining citizenship or permanent residence. Some even worry that a bankruptcy filing will result in deportation. However, these fears are – for the most part – unfounded, as filing bankruptcy protection is available to all documented individuals residing in the U.S.