From April 06 2016 all bankruptcy applications must be made online. There is no longer a need to submit forms to the court. See bankruptcy online.
The bankruptcy forms are also known as:
They apply to England and Wales in the UK and each must be completed in the required format otherwise your bankruptcy petition will not be successful. If you are married and your partner is also going bankrupt then you will need to complete separate forms and pay separate fees.
When completing the forms it is important to be as accurate and open as possible. Remember, bankruptcy is a legal process and the last thing you want is to get in trouble for non disclosure. The sections below detail the contents of both forms.
Bankruptcy form 6.27 is the debtor's petition. You will be expected to complete the following information:
The reason for this information is so that you can be fully identified.
As well as the above information form 6.27 will need to contain:
As far as bankruptcy forms go, the debtor's petition is by far the shorter of the two.
Each of the bankruptcy forms needs to be completed accurately and bankruptcy form 6.28 is no exception. Known as a "statement of affairs", it is this form that is used to:
The statement of affairs must be verified by a statement of the truth.
On the statement of affairs you must detail:
Once a bankruptcy order is made against you the Official Receiver will be sent a copy and it will form the basis of any investigation into your affairs.
Only complete the bankruptcy forms after you have sought advice, which is a must. Remember, bankruptcy is a legal process and once your bankruptcy forms have been filed at court it may be too late to go back. Annulments can be very expensive!
If you have decided that bankruptcy is your best option then you should have two objectives upon seeking advice:
Before filing your bankruptcy forms some of the things you should establish include:
You can get the forms at the Insolvency Service website. You will also find guidance notes there.
No, you can no longer complete the forms online. This service was removed by the Insolvency Service on Friday 3 September 2010. All forms must now be completed and filed in paper format.
For information on what to do with your forms please go to the filing bankruptcy page.