When moving to a foreign country I know of many people who have decided not to declare their foreign (United Kingdom) student debt. What might be the consequences for doing so and how might a provider legally go about finding about such debt? I'm interested in answers directly about the Netherlands or similar EU countries.

  • As with many questions, the answer is likely to depend on which country "abroad" is. Sep 25, 2019 at 12:31
  • @TomRevell I updated my question to include the Netherlands and or similar EU countries.
    – li x
    Sep 25, 2019 at 12:39

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Worst case - you go to jail

Technically, obtaining a loan by lying is fraud in every jurisdiction I know about. If it turned out you were unable to pay and investigation showed you had lied, the lender might report you to the police who might charge you.

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