Not exactly correct, Member. It is possible to serve someone in a foreign country via the Hague Convention
. I've done it. However, it will be hard to show that a court has jurisdiction over you if you don't have any real property in or other ties to the US. Service while visiting is also a possibility. Some jurisdictions (I don't know about all of them) allow jurisdiction to attach if a defendant is served while physically within the jurisdiction.
Depending on your current location, credit card debt may have a statute of limitations of as little as three years. At that point, they can no longer sue you, but they can still try to collect. Eventually (seven years after the date of first delinquency) the whole thing will disappear off your credit report. Until then, you're damaged goods.
Better to call your creditors and make an arrangement with them before you leave than have that hanging over your head.
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