No more forms
Personal bankruptcy will switch to an online application for Northern Ireland residents from March 2017. You’ll no longer have to complete the lengthy forms in triplicate
By applying for bankruptcy through the GOV.UK website, you'll be able to create your case online with a username and password as with other secure sites. You’ll also be able to login and logout as many times as you need to complete the application process.
You need to supply the same type of information as the previous forms required, but you can complete each section as and when you have the information. Each section has been simplified, making them much easier to understand, and each page has guidance on what information is needed to help you complete it.
No changes to the fees
You’ll still have to pay a fee for bankruptcy and this will have to be paid in full before you can present your application to the High Court. The bankruptcy fees for Northern Ireland residents will remain the same. These currently are:
- £115 court fee
- £525 bankruptcy deposit
- £7 solicitor’s fee
Where can I find more information?
If you're based in Northern Ireland and want more information on the upcoming bankruptcy changes, visit www.detini.gov.uk.
Is anything else in bankruptcy changing?
No, only the way you apply (petition) for bankruptcy is changing. How bankruptcy affects you, your home, your pension and your job remains the same. What happens to you after you’re bankrupt remains the same and the same terms and conditions (restrictions) apply to you as they do now.