YES. A common question I get is where a debtor needs to be a US citizen to file for bankruptcy in Florida. A large number of residents in South Florida are non-citizens but rather on a visa, a green card, or in Florida by any other means. Those residents get into financial problems just like any other person in Florida. The good news is that there are no citizenship requirements for an individual to file for bankruptcy. So it doesn’t matter if you are a citizen, a permanent resident, on a visa, or in Florida for any other reason, you will still be allowed to file for bankruptcy.
If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy in South Florida and would like to speak with a local bankruptcy attorney then please contact Ofer Shmucher at Shmucher Law, PL at 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559. Shmucher Law, PL has office locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, and Sunrise Florida.