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Can a Collection Company Chase Me in Dubai for Foreign Debt?


“Dear Jon, Lived in Australia in 2001 and left the country in 2010 due to some situations. To cut the story short, I owe my credit card around $25000 when I left oz. After a while a debt agency started calling me to pay the said amount in behalf of the bank that I owe. However as much as I ... Read More »

    Will My Debt Hurt My Australian Visa Application?


    “Dear Jon, I am from high risk country and i have married to an Australian citizen and living here in Australia while awaiting for my temporary resident visa (820 partner visa) to be granted; At the moment, I am on Bridging visa A (BVA) and after 16 month of waiting still visa not granted..! I have credit card debts to ... Read More »

      Will I Be Stopped at the U.S. Border if I Leave Australia With Debt I Can’t Pay?

      Passport with US visa and "admitted" stamps

      “Dear Steve, In 2011 I went to the United States I am a US citizen when I returned to Australia I thought I would still have my job but that didn’t happen and have been unable to get a job I have not contacted the bank in 2 years out of fear. I’m on centerlink benefits because I had to ... Read More »

        Will Debt Collectors Chase Me Over My Phone Bill in Australia? – Daisy


        “Dear Steve, i was leaving in australia for more than 5 years and always paid my phone bill on time. however due to some financial crisis, i had to go back for my home country and not able to pay my closed contract with the provider (amounting to more than $1000). i had no Permanent Residency visa with Australia and ... Read More »

          Will My Bad UK Debt Stop Me From Getting a Visa to Move From Australia to the UK? – Michael


          “Dear Jon, I have an inquiry and would like to know if you can help me. Soon after the GFC I lost my job and a typical situation of not being able to pay rent, loans, council tax etc followed. In a few months I was evicted from my flat and had to return to my own country in the ... Read More »

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