Changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms

Friday, October 9, 2015

Changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms become effective Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Please be advised that most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions on December 1, 2015. 

These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008 by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.  Among other things, the new forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual and non-individual debtors.  The new forms are easier for debtors to understand and complete, and are designed to work with scheduled enhancements to the federal courts’ case opening and electronic case management system.

  • The following official forms are scheduled to be replaced:  1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6 Summary, 6 Declaration, 6A-J, 7, 8, 9A–I, 10, 10A, 10S1, 10S2, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16A, 16C, 16D, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 19, 22A1 through 22C2, 23, and 27.

Use of the revised Official Forms will be mandatory beginning on December 1, 2015.  Attorneys should contact their software vendors for more information.

To view the pending Official Bankruptcy Forms, Committee Notes, and other related information, please visit the U.S. Court's website at

Click on the link below in  to see an overview of these new changes.

December 1st Bankruptcy Forms Overview