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I have a question on New Zealand bankruptcy. From online
I have a question on New Zealand bankruptcy. From online forums, I have seen a post from a couple of bankrupted people (who are residing in Australia but have a student loan debt in NZ) saying that th… read more
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I have a 100k student loan debt in NZ. I have lived in
I have a 100k student loan debt in NZ. I have lived in Australia for the last 11 years making the minimum repayment obligations. If i become an Australian Citizen and renounce my NZ citizenship does t… read more
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I have dual NZ and Swedish citizenship. I am briefly in NZ
I have dual NZ and Swedish citizenship. I am briefly in NZ for a week to visit my dying mother. I'm travelling on a swedish passport and this trip was paid for by my uncle. IRD contacted me once I arr… read more
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I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years.
Hello I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years. I have a nz student loan of $12,000 + interest and penalties. I have not made a payment since I left. My question is if I were to trav… read more
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Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated
Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated late fees, interest an penalty's as I reside in Australia. I have made only minor repayments and want to know where I legally stand as I… read more
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Hi ChrisI, like many others, have a student loan in NZ of
Hi Chris I, like many others, have a student loan in NZ of about $73,000. I had been living overseas for 10 years, went back to work in NZ last year for 7 months (was on the MSL tax code), but moved t… read more
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Hi Chris My partner has just found out that he owes $81,000
Hi Chris My partner has just found out that he owes $81,000 for a student loan, having left NZ in 2005 with an original loan of $40,000. We are by no means well off, but recently sold our house and so… 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 living and working in Europe, been away for
I am a NZ citizen living and working in Europe, been away for about 7 years and just found out about the new Student Loan arrest laws. Is fair to say i'm quite worried. Before I left I worked for abou… read more
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Im a NZ citizen living in the UK. A UK collections agency
I'm a NZ citizen living in the UK. A UK collections agency has just approached me for full repayment of my NZ student loan which I cannot afford. Can I declare bankruptcy in NZ, and if I do, how will … read more
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Good morning Chris, I have a legal question about my student
Good morning Chris, I have a legal question about my student loan in New Zealand, I wish to pay it lump sum (actual loan: $49k and $29k (penalty/arrears/interests etc)), they recently called me and de… read more
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Hello, I am an Australian citizen residing in Australia,
Hello, I am an Australian citizen residing in Australia, but I have an unpaid NZ student loan. I have had no contact with IRD NZ for 12 years now. Until, that is, I recieved a letter from a debt colle… read more
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Hi, I am a NZ citizen residing in Australia and have done
Hi, I am a NZ citizen residing in Australia and have done so for the past 10 years. I attended University from 1994 - 1999 and acumulated an approx 55K student loan. Post 1999 I lived in the UK for 2 … 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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I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I
I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I am no longer a NZ citizen - I gave up my NZ citizenship. I have UK citizenship and will shortly become a US citizen (dual citizenship). I ha… read more
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I am a permanent resident. I have immigrated here from the
I am a permanent resident. I have immigrated here from the USA. My question is about the 5 year residency requirement needed for the application to become a NZ citizen. Hence for me it would mean I wo… read more
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Our daughter is currently residing in Germany and has a debt
Our daughter is currently residing in Germany and has a debt with the BNZ Bank of approximatley 4K - this has been passed on to EC Credit Control. Erin does not have any assets in NZ or Germany and ha… read more
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