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Made Bankrupt when out of the UK – will I be arrested if I return?

I was made bankrupt in 2008 when i was out of the country and was advised by a relative that i had received a notice of bankruptcy. I am currently abroad and have no plans to return to the UK, though this may change. I never made contact with the receiver nor did i receive anything including my court summons. I have 2 questions (1) were i to return to the UK am i likely to be arrested and (2) have i received a suspension of discharge as the last mail i received was a big envelope containing forms from the OR and a notice and a leaflet about how bankruptcy affects me!

You would have been made bankrupt regardless of your absence and will not be discharged until such time as you contact the Official Receiver and comply with whatever they are asking of you.

Therefore, if you were to check the Insolvency Register, you would find that you are still officially bankrupt with ‘BRU’ (Bankruptcy Restriction undertaking) in bright red letters next to your name. Regarding the question as to whether you would be arrested on your return, the answer is no as bankruptcy is a civil and not a criminal procedure.

Bankruptcy UK has been helping people with bankruptcy since 1998 and will guide you through the process step by step. We will avoid jargon and confirm all discussions by email within 30 minutes. Call us for a chat about your circumstances on 01425 600129.

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