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I have a student loan with NZ IRD, which I borrowed about 20
Hi I have a student loan with NZ IRD, which I borrowed about 20 years ago, recently I was trying to apply NZ citizenship for my kids, and IRD found me and gave me a call on my mobile stating the debts… read more
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I have been living in Australia for 17 years, and i have
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I am intending to return to nz on holiday.I am now resident
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I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to
hi there, I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to know how I can find out if there is a warrant for my arrest? … read more
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My son has a student loan debt that went from $50,000 to
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I have a large New Zealand student loan. I have been living
I have a large New Zealand student loan. I have been living continuously in NZ for many years and during this time my student loan has been NZ based and interest free. Last year I went to Australia fo… read more
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I have an outstanding student loan that I have not touched
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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 am a NZ citizen living and working in Europe, been away for
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Hi,I had a student loan of $12,000 20 years ago ... due
Hi, I had a student loan of $12,000 20 years ago ... due to health issues etc I have earned an income above $25,000 for about 5 of those years. now I am being asked to pay almost 60,000 ...I am in sho… 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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Hi, Can I personally revoke my NZ citizenship? I was granted
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Hi, I am a NZ citizen residing in Australia and have done
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Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and
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I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I
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