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Completing the bankruptcy application

This advice applies to Wales

As part of the bankruptcy application process, you need to fill in an online application form. This is called the debtor's bankruptcy application.

If you make false statements on the forms, this is a criminal offence and you could be fined or sent to prison.

What is the debtor's bankruptcy application?

The debtor's bankruptcy application is the online form for bankruptcy. It is the form in which you ask to become bankrupt because you're unable to pay your debts.

It includes:

  • information about you and any businesses you run

  • declarations about your eligibility for bankruptcy based on where you live or carry out business

  • details of any previous bankruptcies you've been granted in the last five years

  • details of any other insolvency procedures you've been through.

You can access the form from the GOV.UK website.

Bankruptcy fees

After you fill in the form you'll need to pay a £680 fee before you submit your application.

Read a step-by-step guide to the bankruptcy process.

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