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Do I have to pay debt if I move to another country?

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I had some some credit card debts in the US but now I've moved to South Africa. Do I have to worry about them?

You need to worry about them if you come back to US. Do you owe a lot of money?

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:10

ditchdebt ditchdebt

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You didn't mention how long you haven't pay back the debt. However, if your debt is statute barred, the creditor cannot go to the court to get the money from you. But they can still chase you for the money.

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:28

sanderspatricia29 sanderspatricia29

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If you don't pay your credit card debt and a lawsuit is filed before you leave the country, the case will be forwarded to the next level in your absence. However, the lawsuit can't force you to pay off the debt once you're settled in another country.

But creditors may pick up the trail of yours and go after you. Likewise, if you go overseas but continue working for a U.S.-based company, there's a chance that your wages could be garnished as per the court rules.

Sub: #3 posted on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:48

tiarajoseph11 tiarajoseph11

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It is better if you negotiate and solve the debt problems because everything is documented and you might have to face problem if you again come to US.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:40

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