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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Désastre (bankruptcy) checks

​​​​​​List of désastres

You can see the current cases on the list of désastre declared.

New declarations “en désastre” are added to this list within 2 working days of the declaration being made. Most declarations are made on a Friday. Searches using this facility are free from charge.

You can see that a désastre has been discharged or settled. The record will be removed 3 months after the date of discharge or completion.  

Confirmation of declarations "en désastre" ("désastre checks")

You can request an official confirmation on whether a company​ ​or individual was declared "en désastre" to the Viscount's department.

​Requests must be made no later than 5pm on the working day prior to the date on which you wish the search to b​e carried out.

You'll be informed by email of the results of your search before 4pm on the day the search is carried out.

​All next day Désastre checks will be charged at the following rates:​

 Number of names to check Fee
 1 £17
 2 to 5 £23
 6 to 10​ £34
 11 to 20 £45
 21 to 30 £57
 31 to 50​​​ £68
 51 and over £124
​Over 100​Negotiable

Limited same-d​ay searches remain available at an increased cost of £35 per entity.​​

Guide to Requesting Désastre Searches

Inspection of declarations made before April 1991

A hard copy list of all known declarations “en désastre” made before 2 April 1991 is maintained at the department's Désastre section. This list may be viewed by personal inspection at a charge of £10​ per inspection. You don't need an appointment.

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