You do not have to be a citizen to file for bankruptcy in the United States.

There are a couple of things you will need to prove, however:


    1. You will need to establish residency (or in some cases, property ownership) in the state where you’re filing. In Memphis, that means you need to live in TN for 3 months or the greater part of 180 days.
    2. You will also have to verify your identification using a photo ID, Social Security Card, etc.


If you’re not a citizen of the United States but you want to file for bankruptcy in Memphis, you should absolutely talk with a bankruptcy attorney about your case. This is crucial for non-citizens because any mistakes could be held against you if you ever want to apply for citizenship.

A Memphis bankruptcy attorney can help make sure those mistakes don’t happen; and without any evidence of fraud or other errors in your bankruptcy case, filing for bankruptcy shouldn’t affect your application for citizenship in the future.

If you have more questions or want to discuss your situation with a bankruptcy attorney, contact us today or call 901-327-2100.