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Each bank has its own rules on accepting cheques but the usual time limit is 6 months. As this cheque is 17 years old it is extremely unlikely that any bank will accept it so long after it was issued. You can try but don't expect anything to happen. As far as the debt is concerned, legally the company will still owe that debt. The issue is that there is also a statute of limitations in terms of making a claim for it and it would have run our after 6 years, so some time in 2006. As such you are also 10 years too late to make a court claim for this debt now and the only way to get payment is to get the company to voluntarily pay it - if they refuse, you cannot take the matter further any more as you would legally be out of time to do so.
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