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Do old HECS debts effect sponsorship?


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Old 08-10-2010, 07:52 PM
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Question Do old HECS debts effect sponsorship?

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Ten years ago, I attended a semester of Uni (UQ) and incurred about a $2,000 HECS debt. I've never paid towards it since my income never made the threshold and I know I never sent a payment in full.

Over the past few years, I've never received any notification/statements in the mail regarding this (used to get one around tax time). My mother is my address in Australia (I'm in the US now) and she hasn't heard anything either. I had forgotten all about it until I started prepping for this visa app and it got me wondering...

If this debt still exists, would it affect my ability to sponsor my husband's visa?

Thanks for any advice you might have


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I would not expect so.





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Old 08-11-2010, 04:16 AM
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i would say no.as your husband has done nothing wrong in not paying the money back Having a HECS 'debt' is treated differently - It won't effect your application. However,


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Thanks for asking this, because I was wondering about it myself!


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Thanks for asking this, because I was wondering about it myself!
No worries I'll probably still give Washington a call before I file just to double check. I wouldn't expect that debt (or that size of one) to be an issue either, but better safe then sorry!


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I called my embassy today and asked about this (among a list of other questions) and he said if I want to be on the safe side to just tick Yes and add a note in the note list.


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