This question comes up a lot and the short answer is that you would need to relocate to either England or Wales to be successful.
If this is impractical, you would need to declare bankruptcy in Southern Ireland. Even if you were to relocate, it is not entirely straightforward as you have to satisfy something called ‘COMI’ or Centre of Main Interests. The Official Receiver needs to be satisfied that you have moved here permanently, thus moving your Centre of Main Interests from Ireland to England or Wales.
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of ‘bankruptcy tourism’ in the past and cases are looked at closely now. The good news is that this is one of our specialities and we can guide you through the process seamlessly.
Feel free to call us on 01425 600129, 07812 917002 or 07894 481175 with any other bankruptcy questions or for bankruptcy help.