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Same as title hehe. I was wondering if owing some money for (Canadian) student loans would keep me from getting a passport. I spoke with Passport Canada twice. I was told once that "yes, it will keep you from getting one" and "no, it won't keep you from getting one".

So which is it? :blink:


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11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Do you mean unpaid loans? It's quite possible. Loans that are up-to-date shouldn't matter at all.

I've heard some horror stories about people with unpaid loans that just move to the US. I'm not entirely sure what the answer is. You'll probably just have to apply and see what happens.


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You owe money on your student loans?

So you just skipped Canada and decided to leave all responsibilities behind too?? Are you stupid? These are your STUDENT LOANS from the GOVERNMENT.

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You owe money on your student loans?

So you just skipped Canada and decided to leave all responsibilities behind too?? Are you stupid? These are your STUDENT LOANS from the GOVERNMENT.

Oh now. I'm pretty sure that I could cure cancer and you'd still hate me.

But hey, thx for following me like you do. You're like my little groupie. (F)


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Yea don't flatter yourself.

You can be a little snot all you want, but I'm here legally and I have no worries... but here you are digging yourself deeper and deeper into trouble. I love it! :D


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Well I would think, and this is just a personal opinion, that if your loans are up-to-date then no it doesn't affect it. But if you are in default and they can't find you, so to speak, when you apply for a passport,...its government..who would share your contact info with the Student Loan people, also government. So if your up-to-date then no it won't effect you. Good luck.


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Yea don't flatter yourself.

You can be a little snot all you want, but I'm here legally and I have no worries... but here you are digging yourself deeper and deeper into trouble. I love it! :D

Of course you would honey. That's the type of person you are. :) Take pleasure in other people's misfortune and show no compassion whatsoever. At least, I sleep soundly at night knowing that I'm not mean nor cruel to people I don't know and that I offer the benefit of the doubt. (F)


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Exactly.

I have student loans but they are all up to date and I haven't had any issues at all. However I have heard of people who haven't paid and basically its like shooting yourself in the foot. Even missing a payment can screw you over. They're government loans. It's pretty serious to just not pay them.


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Well I would think, and this is just a personal opinion, that if your loans are up-to-date then no it doesn't affect it. But if you are in default and they can't find you, so to speak, when you apply for a passport,...its government..who would share your contact info with the Student Loan people, also government. So if your up-to-date then no it won't effect you. Good luck.

I'm not trying to evade them. I'm trying to get the situation resolved. This is just a nice little case of catch 22. :blink:


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Yea don't flatter yourself.

You can be a little snot all you want, but I'm here legally and I have no worries... but here you are digging yourself deeper and deeper into trouble. I love it! :D

Of course you would honey. That's the type of person you are. :) Take pleasure in other people's misfortune and show no compassion whatsoever. At least, I sleep soundly at night knowing that I'm not mean nor cruel to people I don't know and that I offer the benefit of the doubt. (F)

People have tried to be nice to you, but everytime they tell you something that you may not want to hear you've become defensive and condescending.

Also, you're on a board full of people who are waiting to reunite with their husbands, wives, fiances etc. And you came on spouting off that you're an illegal... you don't seem to care much about the feelings of others, but hey thats the kind of person you are... completely selfish and unaware of the world around you. :)


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Yea don't flatter yourself.

You can be a little snot all you want, but I'm here legally and I have no worries... but here you are digging yourself deeper and deeper into trouble. I love it! :D

Of course you would honey. That's the type of person you are. :) Take pleasure in other people's misfortune and show no compassion whatsoever. At least, I sleep soundly at night knowing that I'm not mean nor cruel to people I don't know and that I offer the benefit of the doubt. (F)

People have tried to be nice to you, but everytime they tell you something that you may not want to hear you've become defensive and condescending.

Also, you're on a board full of people who are waiting to reunite with their husbands, wives, fiances etc. And you came on spouting off that you're an illegal... you don't seem to care much about the feelings of others, but hey thats the kind of person you are... completely selfish and unaware of the world around you. :)

Well I got inspected, so I know I'm not illegal. I'm out of status. And yes, I know there are people waiting to see their loved one, and believe me, I sympathize. I know what my situation is and believe me, if I could go back and do it right, with the hindsight I have now, I would. But for now, I'm fubar and I'm trying to fix it. But if you prefer to point and laugh, more power to you.


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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I can see defaulting on your student loans affecting getting a passport if it's a government student loan.

You might start getting calls from collection agencies once you submit your application for passport. Since they will then know where you are.


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08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

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Did you just decide leave all responsibilities behind? This is a completely serious question... jokes aside. I don't understand how someone can just do that.

What if this marriage doesn't work out? What if you have to go back to Canada for something? How far behind are you on your payments? You do realize that defaulting on your student loans can screw your credit score and everything right?


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Did you just decide leave all responsibilities behind? This is a completely serious question... jokes aside. I don't understand how someone can just do that.

What if this marriage doesn't work out? What if you have to go back to Canada for something? How far behind are you on your payments? You do realize that defaulting on your student loans can screw your credit score and everything right?

My mind is seriously boggled as well, seriously. The interest on defaulted loans from the Canadian government is INSANE. If you ever go back to Canada, they will garnish your wages straight from your bank account. This is a very serious matter. I'm seriously very worried for you... You have no current photo ID, no Canadian passport, you've defaulted on your Canadian loans so the Government is looking for you and you are living in a country out of status (aka illegally). What have you been doing for the past 2.5 years?

Looks like you'll be digging yourself out of a hole deeper than you originally thought. Good luck with that.


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My brother defaulted on his student loans. He can't buy ANYTHING on credit, nor get a credit card.

This sucks, cause he asks my mom to buy everything for him and he pays her back... He does pay her back on time, it's just a huge burden for my mom to carry on her credit score.


12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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