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I am a UK resident but have a NZ student loan outstanding
Hi Chris, I am a UK resident but have a NZ student loan outstanding since the 90's with a balance of $28000 and an assessment of $11000 apparently due now. I have just received an email and text from … read more
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Chris, I talked to you 5/8/20 regarding my student loan. My
Hi Chris, I talked to you 5/8/20 regarding my student loan. My student loan was 34.000, about 55-60.000 interest and penalties. We left NZ 2004 and moved to Perth oz. utterly forgot about the student … read more
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Hi there. I live in Australia and have permanent residency
Hi there. I live in Australia and have permanent residency here but have a $70k student loan in NZ. I am unemployed here in Australia but I do have $3000 in a savings account. I also have a car worth … read more
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Hi Chris, My partner is from New Zealand and has a $40,000
Hi Chris, My partner is from New Zealand and has a $40,000 student loan there. He has been living here since 1998. He started trying to repay it but then we got into financial trouble in the UK. If th… read more
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I have an outstanding student loan that I have not touched
I have an outstanding student loan that I have not touched since I left uni in 1999. I have a Nz passport and an Australian passport which I currently travel on. I work onboard a yacht which is Britis… read more
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Hi Chris, i have been reading the various post/comments regarding
Hi Chris, i have been reading the various post/comments regarding having a NZ Student Loan while living in Australia. I too fall into this category; as such i am investigating the options available to… read more
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Hi Crhis, I read this Q&A answered by you regarding the
Hi Crhis, I read this Q&A answered by you regarding the NZ Student Loan. I think it is one of the most detailed and sought after replies I've ever seen on this topic. I am in the similar situation as … read more
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I have a NZ student loan of $75,000 and have lived in Australia
I have a NZ student loan of $75,000 and have lived in Australia for the last 20 years and am now an Australian citizen. I would like to apply for bankruptcy in NZ to clear this debt as I am unable to … read more
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I am a NZ citizen married to another NZ citizen and living
I am a NZ citizen married to another NZ citizen and living in Italy with 2 children. We both have NZ student loans in excess of $60,000 each. I am a stay at home mum so am not earning anything and hav… read more
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Hi there. I am a kiwi who has been living in Australia for
Hi there. I am a kiwi who has been living in Australia for the past 13 years. I am still a new Zealand citizen however. I have just found out I have an outstanding debt with the IRD from a student loa… read more
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I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax
I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax bill for last years tax, right now no way to pay it, no other debt except student loan 40k. Best thing accountants have suggested is to decla… read more
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I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left
I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left NZ over 7 years ago and completely forgot about my $5500 student loan among several other small debts. I have been reading about the IRD de… read more
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We have student loans which we did not pay for over 10 years.
We have student loans which we did not pay for over 10 years. Over the years it has grown in size to more than double the amount we were originally granted. Having arrived in NZ in 1996 on qualificati… read more
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Hi, I have a few questions relating to bankruptcy over student
Hi, I have a few questions relating to bankruptcy over student loan debt. Like many others I studied during the 1990's at the start of the Student Loan scheme and spent my full entitlement every year,… read more
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I have a NZ student loan of $24,000. I am a uk citizen (but
I have a NZ student loan of $24,000. I am a uk citizen (but also have an Australian Passport) and have lived in the UK almost all of my life and this is where my family and I are now and we have no in… read more
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Hello I am a NZer nonresident for tax purposes living in
Hello I am a NZer nonresident for tax purposes living in Australia . I haven't been able to pay anything back on my student loan ( around $100 000 by now). It's my only debt. I'm considering filing fo… read more
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Im a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for
I'm a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for the past 3 years. I have a large NZ student loan and am considering bankruptcy. I've seen your previous answers on this topic and have checke… read more
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Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and
Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and find work relating to my qualifications, as there were very few opportunities in NZ in my field. To cut a long story short, I couldn't afford … read more
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