FAQs: Filing For Bankruptcy Without Being a U.S. Citizens

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to file bankruptcy?

Filing For Bankruptcy Without Being a U.S. Citizen Bankruptcy isn’t limited to U.S. citizens, green card holders, or lawful immigration / residency status. If you are an undocumented immigrant, you can get relief from your creditors by filing bankruptcy.

If I file for Bankruptcy, do I risk being deported?

Filing bankruptcy causes no greater risk of exposure to “ICE”, than the risk caused by getting a traffic ticket, according to experienced immigration lawyers. Currently, the Nebraska US Trustee’s office, which oversees regional bankruptcies, is unaware of any deportation proceeding occurring after an undocumented immigrant filed for bankruptcy.

I am sponsoring someone who is trying to get a visa or become a US citizen, should I file for Bankruptcy?

If you are supporting a spouse or significant other’s visa, you should be cautious on filing. The federal government reviews the sponsoring party’s financial situation when considering the immigration case. Please speak with our office as well as your immigration attorney to confirm whether it is the best time to file bankruptcy.

I don’t read or speak English, is there a way for me to file Bankruptcy?

Yes. The ability to read or speak English is not required to file bankruptcy. Steffens Law Office provides interpreters to assist during phone calls and we have also translated some of our most important letters and reports into Spanish so you can receive the information in your own language. Additionally, we can always request a translator during any bankruptcy hearings.

How Our Nebraska Bankruptcy Attorneys Can Help

Filing for bankruptcy is not a get-out-of-jail-free card, but it may be the right solution for you at this time. Find out by consulting with our experienced Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys. We will review your finances and let you know what we think. We don’t charge for this initial consultation and you are under no obligation to us. You have nothing to lose by filling out our form and reaching out to us, but you may finally find a way to get out from under crushing debt. Take that important first step by contacting us today.