VCIS is a free service that requires a touch-tone telephone. It is updated every 2 hours and provides basic case information. To connect, dial toll-free 1-866-222-8029. VCIS uses a computer-generated synthesized voice device to automatically read case information in the court's database such as the case number, chapter, date the case was filed, debtor's name (and, if applicable, names of principal adversaries), debtor's attorney's name, trustee's name, judge's name, date and location of the 341(a) meeting of creditors, any claims filing bar date, case status, and any discharge and/or closing dates of the case. See below if you need further instruction on how to use VCIS.
Instructions on how to use the VCIS System
1. Dial toll-free 1-866-222-8029.
2. Press 1 for English (2 for Spanish) then 67 (OR) for court id. To search by a case number, press 2, then enter a 4 digit year for the case, like 2010, then a 5 digit case number like 30001.
You can also enter in either the name of a case participant, OR a case # (without the leading "3" or "6"), or the debtor's complete nine (9) digit Social Security Number or Tax ID Number. Enter names by pressing the keys on your telephone that correspond to the letters in the name. Use the number 1 key for the letters "Q" and "Z", and skip any characters that are not letters, such as spaces, apostrophes and hyphens.
a. For an individual, enter the surname, given name, then the # sign key. For example, to enter the name "Joe O'Riley", you would press the following keys:
3. The system will read you information about the case. You will also be given a chance to have names spelled out. If more than one case matches, information on each case will normally be read.