Chiranjeev Jain

Are chopra consultancies really fraud?

I got to see this web page http://www.consumercomplaints.in/complaints/chopra-consultants-c347337.html in which it its written that CHOPRA OVERSEAS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCIES ARE FRAUD ,DALALS,FALSE VISAS,IS IT TRUE??

by Chiranjeev Jain
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RE: Are chopra consultancies really fraud?

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
Verified Career Expert
Managing Director at GV Counseling Group
  • Bengaluru

Dear aspirant


Thank you for approaching counsellors at CareerGuide.com. Chopras consultants are one of the leading educational consultants in India who offer A-Z services for students planning to study abroad in any country. I believe the information you find on the website is not true as to my knowledge this education consultancy is leading and is always recommended by many educational counsellors and college faculties in India. I am an educational counsellor myself and i have recommended many students to use services of chopras consultants. In fact my own daughter went through chopras services when she applied for her MS abroad.

One more thing, visas are not issued by these educational consultancies and it is issued by the university that welcomes the student to study with them. These consultancies will only guide you only through your visa and they have nothing to do with issuing visa. So be relaxed that you wont face any such issues. As an educational consultant they only do the following services for you.
  • Advice you on a suitable course that you can study after your bachelors course.
  • Advice you on suitable universities according to your scores since school to college
  • Advice on the documents and materials that you should submit along your application.
  • They advice how to make application whether online or by post. If by post they will provide you will application forms.
  • They advice you on the exams you need to take for the course you want to study abroad like GRE, GMAT, IELTS or TOEFL exams.
  • They also provide coaching for IELTS/ TOEFL and recommend coaching centres for GRE and GMAT.
  • They advice on writing your personal statement
  • They also advice on recommendation letter formats from professors
  • They also follow up with the university until they give you admission offer.
  • Finally they advice you on visa process and required documents to submit visa.

So they have everything to do with your admission to visa and they have no authority to grant you the visa. These are the normal duties that an educational consultancy does. Some other good consultancies are edwise international, study overseas consultants. You can also contact them for admission help.The university will send you a visa letter and it is the embassy that checks all your documents and decide to give you a visa or not. So be relaxed that chopras will not issue visa and it is only the embassy that issues visa. All the best.

RE: Are chopra consultancies really fraud?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur

Hello


I can understand how serious you should have got reading this complaint. First please be relaxed. As the other counsellor informed you here, it is the University and British embassy in India plus the UKBA Home office who are responsible for issuing your visa and not the educational consultants. Therefore, I can confirm that Chopras consultants or any other educational consultants in India has no authority in issuing you a study visa.

This is why I always recommend students to only choose studying at the Universities abroad and not choose to study at some unknown/ unfamiliar colleges. Every university that is willing to admit international students with them, will share a national database with the UKBA Home office, the university international office and also with the British High Commission in India. Therefore as your profile goes through check with each of these security checks, your visa will never ever go fraud.

Visa process:
I will explain down here how a visa is processed and issued. Once the university accepts you unconditionally on their program, they will ask for your details related to your passport. You should have a valid passport that is open to travel until Jan 2017. As you are studying an MSc, your study visa will be open from September 2015 to Jan 30 2017, ideally 16 months. You should complete the course in 12 months and the remaining four months is left to you to attend graduation and simultaneously search for full time jobs. You should give the University your full name, full address, correct date of birth and passport number and all these details should match the details on your passport.

Once you send in the passport details, the University will send you a CAS number. This is usually a 16 digit number specially allocated by the University for you. You should write this CAS number on your visa application form. Here comes the help from educational consultancies like Chopras, they will check if all your documents are perfectly written and attached with the visa application. These educational consultancies will only guide you and they dont have any other authority beyond this. So once they check and say, you are ready to submit visa application, you should visit a VFS visa in your city and apply for your UK student visa. Once you apply, you will know the outcome of your application within 15 working days, and therefore be relaxed that the educational consultancies have nothing to issue false visas.

As said please apply to known and familiar universities to save yourself from such hassles. Good luck.

RE: Are chopra consultancies really fraud?

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