Can I travel overseas if I am bankrupt?
You can travel overseas while you are bankrupt.
To travel overseas you will need to obtain written consent from your trustee before you travel. In order to obtain consent, you will need to complete a Request to Travel Overseas form. Then return the completed form to your trustee. If you have been cooperative and your trustee believes you are not a flight risk your application will be approved.
For normal people, overseas travel during bankruptcy for holidays, family emergencies, or work is not a problem.
Work or Family Travel
Sometimes you may need to travel overseas for work at short notice. If this is the case, you should talk to your trustee about obtaining advance travel consent. This will give a window of time where you can travel in and out of Australia without needing to obtain the trustee’s consent each time you travel. Similarly, if you have a close family living overseas who is or could become ill you should talk to your trustee about arranging emergency travel permission.
If overseas travel is important to you and you would like to discuss your circumstances, give us a call and we will discuss your situation with you.
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