The Bankruptcy Filing By An Undocumented Immigrant

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The Bankruptcy Filing By An Undocumented Immigrant

An undocumented immigrant can file for bankruptcy if he/she has a Social Security Number. In lieu of a social security number, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number can also be used to file for bankruptcy. There can be a negative impact on the immigration status of the bankruptcy filer when filing for bankruptcy as an undocumented immigrant. For best assistance and more insight on bankruptcy, log on to Recovery Law Group now.

What do the rules indicate?

The bankruptcy code does not have a specific mention for the bankruptcy to be filed by a citizen of the United States or residents. Bankruptcy is basically a relief that is offered to any individual who is living in the United States, owns a property or business in the United States and for the citizens of the United States. The identity of the filer is the only potential concern when an undocumented immigrant files for bankruptcy. A valid SSN or ITIN in lieu of SSN is mandatory before filing for bankruptcy. An ITIN is a tax processing number that is issued to an individual who is not eligible for an SSN. Since ITINs are issued without consideration to the immigration status, it becomes a very viable option to many.

What’s the case of an illegal immigrant?

An illegal immigrant can still possess SSN. The entry in the United States as tourist, student or any other visa is eligible for an SSN. If the immigrant breaches the stay duration, he/she becomes an undocumented immigrant. Most people who have legally entered the United States should have an SSN or an ITIN. If they are not legal immigrants, they might not want to file for bankruptcy as it can result in larger consequences.

Need for an immigration specialist

Bankruptcy by itself is a very complicated chapter so is immigration. By mixing these two focal points, the mess can get messier. When the consequences can go so bitter, it is best advised to get in touch with a professional attorney or lawyer who has rich experience and knowledge about these unique cases. Reach out to +1 888-297-6203 right now for best solutions to your problems.