Once you’re discharged, you’re no longer legally responsible for any of the debts that were included in your bankruptcy.
Some debts, such as criminal fines, child maintenance arrears or TV Licence non-payment, are not discharged in bankruptcy and won’t be written off. You’ll need to keep paying these.
If you don’t cooperate with official receiver, for example by not giving information they need or trying to hide assets, a court can stop you being discharged. This means you’ll stay bankrupt until you start cooperating with the official receiver.
If you live in England and Wales, when you're discharged from your bankruptcy you'll not be sent formal proof of this, but you can ask your official receiver or trustee for a ‘certificate of discharge’ the date your bankruptcy ended.
There may be a charge for this. If you went bankrupt before April 2016, you can get a certificate of discharge from the court that approved your bankruptcy order for a fee of £70.
If you live in Northern Ireland, your bankruptcy will have been registered at the Registry of Deeds in Belfast. Once you're discharged, you can leave the register by completing 'Form 13' and lodging it with the Registry of Deeds which will cost £8.
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