Subject: Re: Will filing Bankruptcy affect Permanent Resident status or Application
Posted on: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:12:41 -0800
> First, thanks for reading this post.
> I have been a Permanent Resident of the United States since March 2005 and
> have had extremely clean credit and records. Owing to unwise money
> management, I have fallen into a situation where I have an unmanageable
> $80,000 debt through personal loans and credit cards. I am now planning to
> consult a bankruptcy lawyer to declare a Chapter 13 or even a Chapter 7
> bankruptcy to get out of my overwhelming debts and make a fresh start.
> I know that it is going to mess up the good credit I have been having now,
> but credit will always come back to normal after 7 to 10 years.
> I am just concerned about my current Permanent Resident status and my
> application for citizenship that I plan to file in December 2009.
> Will filing bankruptcy now affect my current Permanent Resident status?
> Will it, in any way, make me ineligible to be considered for citizenship in
> the US? I will thankfully appreciate anything you can share with me on
> these lines.
Have your read The Guide To Naturalization? (M-476)