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Made Bankrupt when out of the UK – will I be arrested if I return?

I was made bankrupt in 2008 when i was out of the country and was advised by a relative that i had received a notice of bankruptcy. I am currently abroad and have no plans to return to the UK, though this may change. I never made contact with the receiver nor did i receive anything including my court summons. I have 2 questions (1) were i to return to the UK am i likely to be arrested and (2) have i received a suspension of discharge as the last mail i received was a big envelope containing forms from the OR and a notice and a leaflet about how bankruptcy affects me!

You would have been made bankrupt regardless of your absence and will not be discharged until such time as you make contact with the Official Receiver. Therefore, if you were to check the Insolvency Register, you would find that you are still officially bankrupt with ‘BRU’ in bright red letters next to your name. Regarding the question ‘would I be arrested?’ the answer is definitely not, as bankruptcy is a civil and not criminal procedure.

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