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Testimonials Feedback Comment The positive testimonials and general feedback as received from those benefiting by the efforts of the Affordable Immigration and Paralegal Support team are greatly appreciated.  Please keep the kind good words coming!

Extremely Happy

“Good Day Charlene, I have great news.  Ranjitha got her permanent residence VISA!  I'm surprised it came so fast, however, the both of us are extremely happy!!  It's all thanks to you and your team!!  I've no idea how long it would've taken if not for all the meticulous planning you did.  The entire process turned out to be fairly straight forward by just following whatever you had to say.  Once again thank you!” ~ M.K

Diligent and Flexible

“Charlene made the process of applying and obtaining permanent resident an easy and comprehensive one.  She quickly answered any questions I had and was very flexible in meeting with me and my partner, sharing documents and keeping us updated on the application status.  Her diligence in the process was a great relief that took away the stress of applying!” ~ E.  Sanchez


"Charlene took the stress out of the whole process of obtaining permanent residence by walking through step by step.  She helped minimize mistakes and thus the approval was on time with little to no clarification requested from the government.  For affordable immigration services I would recommend her.” ~ N.  Damerchie

Help and Support

“Thank you again for all your help and support.  My husband landed on Friday and we couldn't be happier =) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.” ~ Michelle and Hichem

Five Star

***** ~ Salva and Tia

Excited and Happy

“Thank you so much for helping make this possible, I'm very excited and happy to finally be a permanent resident, I'm definitely aiming for citizenship next.” ~ E&T


Testimonials Positive Client Feedback

~ J.  Park.

Great Service

"I called up Charlene today to understand Spouse work permit and for my permanent residency.  I asked her million questions and Charlene was happy to answer them patiently.  She has great understanding on the subject and advised accurately.  I will work with her to file my application and definitely recommend her. Thank you Charlene.!!” ~ Syed  F.

“Charlene helped us to get my children's Canadian Citizenship.  She was extremely nice and helped us get through the process in half the time we expected.  We will highly recommend hiring her for any immigration issues.  Thank you so much for helping my family start our new life in Canada!" ~ J.  Martin

“Charlene is great, friendly, affordable, professional.  Everything went smooth, my wife and I highly recommend her." ~ Charles S.

"We would highly recommend Charlene and her team, they made my PR application easy and straight forward.  With Charlene's knowledge and understanding she was outstanding we can't thank you enough!" ~ Jodi S.

"My sponsorship is complicated.  I'm very grateful that I've met Charlene.  She is smart, kind and talented.  She is beyond my expectation.  She's never hesitate to answer all my questions.  I highly recommend anyone to this service.  Trust me, you won't regret choosing Charlene and her team.  I will definitely go with her if needed further.  Thanks for everything you've done for us.  I'm very much appreciate it." ~ Thaw P.

"AIPS made the process of my husband and four children permanent residence much easier than if we had done it on our own.  I highly recommend using AIPS!" ~ Tiffany S.

"My story is too long for here but suffice to say Charlene helped me become a permanent resident.  I highly recommend her to anyone looking for some help with Immigration.  She was extremely helpful, nice and always available even if I just had a quick question!" ~ Kimberly L.

Charlene was amazing in helping us navigate the confusing world of immigration laws and paperwork.  She made the process easy and seamless.  She answered all of our questions, ensured all necessary paperwork was filled out correctly and on time.  My husband is now a permanent Canadian resident and we couldn’t be happier.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for helping us complete the process.  ~ Jean W.

Charlene is super smart, super attentive, clarified all my doubts, was very patient in listening to me I am much more rested now after talking to her without doubt I recommend her services to all people!  100 % recommended thank you so much Charlene.  ~ Paulo A.

My family had a relatively complex immigration application with a massive amount of paper work and I was overwhelmed.  Charlene came highly recommended, not only was she extremely affordable but her meticulous attention to detail and professionalism made our application process a walk in the park.  And, in a couple of weeks we will be proud Canadian citizens.  ~ Chipo S.

Oh my God I'm so happy.  Thanks so much you are great!  ~ E.

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to reach out and thank you all for your hard work on my file.  Thanks, Francisco, you did a great job on the files and at the tribunal.  We won everything we wanted.  I very much appreciate all the help.  ~ Brian

Thank you so much Charlene!  My mother has received her visa and everything went well.  Once again, thank you for you service, hope to work with you again in the future.  Best regards, ~ Lien

Super responsive and helpful, and successfully got my application through the system.  Highly recommended!  ~ Yvonne A.

After doing the paperwork ourselves and making mistakes, my wife and I decided to get some professional help.  We contacted Charlene and she was very professional and understanding.  She took control of our paperwork and made the process less stressful and much quicker.  If you are going to deal with the government, do yourself a favour and call Charlene to get her on your side.  You will be very thankful that you did.  ~ David and Aileen W.

My wife and I went through a huge ordeal in trying to bring me to Canada.  I was removed from Canada twice for not having the proper paperwork to prove that I was indeed married.  After trying a few different lawyers (who would merely google the questions we asked them and print them out and give them to us) we found ourselves walking into Charlene's office.  We asked Charlene similar, if not the same questions, and she responded professionally, accurately, and in a way that was easy to understand.  The immigration process is long and confusing, but Charlene made it extremely easy for us to finally begin our lives together in Canada.  I would not be in such a wonderful country with the woman of my dreams if it were not for Charlene.  ~ R.  C.  H.

If in need of paralegal services I will strongly recommend my case I contacted Charlene when my immigration documents was very complicated because to the point the visa office gave me a notice I may be refused because I made some mistakes.  She was very patient to listen, with her assistant my husband has been issued his immigration visa and he will be coming to Canada in January.  I do not have enough words to say thanks to you.  so I will recommend her to anyone who is dealing with serious immigration case.  She will do her best to protect you.  ~ Miriam

Thank you Charlene for all your help.  Your guidance and professionalism in handling my matter was appreciated.  ~ Anonymous

We hired Charlene to assist us with our sponsorship application after trying it ourselves and failing.  My partner is now a permanent resident and we couldn't be happier.  Thank you!  ~ Anonymous

Charlene has done such amazing job in my immigration case she worked hard she was my lawyer she has done incredible job...She is the most honestly dependable lawyer I have ever met.  She has patience to listen everything that no other lawyer is doing.  I will recommend her to anyone who is dealing with serious immigration case.  She will do her best to protect you.  She’s life saver for me.  I do not have enough words to say thanks to you.  I am in Canada just because of you.  Thank you so much!  ~ Sweet Fairy

Charlene handled our application, first skyping with us in Scotland, and then meeting in person once we arrived in Canada.  We simply cannot give her enough praise or thanks.  She made the entire process go so smoothly, put in an incredible amount of work on our behalf, and was never too busy to answer our questions and put our minds at ease.  She was professional, dedicated and caring.  We highly recommend seeking the assistance of Charlene and her team.  ~ L.  Waddell

"I am a permanent resident!!!!  Thank you so much Charlene for all that you have done for Brian and I.  It feels so good to have come this far...wouldn't of been able to without your hard work!!!  So thank you so so so much!!!  Was told my PR card will be here in September!!  How exciting!!!  You are the best!" ~ Shannon C.

“I highly recommend the services of Aips Hamilton.  Charlene is very efficient, professional and thorough with her work.  My husband and I searched for an immigration representative for a long time and our search was very disappointing until we found Charlene.  She helped us with our spousal sponsorship application from the beginning until the very end.  Her fees were extremely reasonable and she really went the extra mile for us.  We feel that we were very fortunate to have her as our immigration consultant.  Look no further!  Definitely go with Aips Hamilton for your immigration needs.  You won't be disappointed!”

- Linda F.

“September 2015 I wed a beautiful Filipina in the Philippines.  I arrived home in Canada in October of the same year and started the process of sponsoring my beloved wife, so that she can come live with me in Canada and make a new life. 

First thing I did was go to the immigration and citizen website to investigate the procedure for sponsorship.  I downloaded all the forms and started looking through the process.  As I read the procedure I felt I was going in circles and got very confused.  I said to myself if I want a good chance of my wife and I living together here in Canada I need help.

I googled immigration services help.  I came across a Hamilton office of A.I.P.S.  I decided to check them out, so I emailed their office and within the day I got a quick reply and I made an appointment to talk the procedure through. 

When I got to the office I met Charlene DaSilva, we chatted.  She explained thoroughly to me the process and what she does.  She made it clear there were no guarantees.  She discussed her fee and the government's fees and how and when payment will be made.  I agreed to retain her services and made a payment.  She gave me a list of what my wife and I have to prepare and give her, so she could process the application.

Through this process Charlene made herself available to answer questions we had about the process as we both went through our lists.

Finally when I got all my wife's documents by mail and my papers together, I made an appointment to see Charlene to check out that everything was there for the application and nothing was lacking.

She looked through the documents and we made another appointment to sign them and make final payment.

All was in order, everything was ready to be sent.

When Charlene got receipt from the government office she emailed me the case number of both my sponsorship application and my wife application to come to Canada, that way I can track the progress of the application.

To my surprise I was accepted to be a sponsor within 3 weeks of the application being received, and that my wife's application is been sent to Manila for checking. 

I checked on the immigration and citizenship website what the average wait time for a decision is, it is usually 13 months.

Five months later Charlene phoned me and notified me that my wife has been accepted for permanent residence in Canada, she emailed the acceptance letter that also had the final instructions for my wife to follow that she may be able to come to Canada.

I am not saying that if you hire AIPS to do your sponsorship or immigration paper work you will receive the results we did.  I am saying that in Charlene you have a very knowledgeable and dedicated person to process your application.

My experience with Charlene has been totally positive and I would not hesitate using her services again.

To me Charlene is the best.”

- Dan K.

“Charlene has done such an amazing job in my immigration case; she worked hard as my lawyer and she has done incredible work with her team...  I was 100% confident with her work.  Thank u very much to you and your amazing team, you rock.  I will recommend her to anyone who is dealing with a serious immigration case.  She will do her best to protect you.  She’s a life-saver.”

- Asllan

“Thank you so much Joseph.  I got my PR extension and it took shorter than normal processing time.  I really appreciate all your support.”


“Thanks to Joseph, I got my PR application under express entry approved within 5 months.  Great service.  Strongly recommended one!”

- George

“Charlene was pleasant knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way.  I am now a permanent resident."

- JL

“I hired Charlene to help with suing someone for owing me money.  She was honest and realistic and was reasonable in her fees to represent me.  I was successful with her help.  Thank you.”

- R.  Singh

“I had two applications for PR via the Express Entry (EE) cancelled as my documents were incomplete.  Charlene from AIPS helped me to navigate through the rules of the EE system.  She was thorough and spent a lot of time on my application to ensure nothing was missing.  She was always professional, approachable and personally answered my queries and emails even when she was on holiday!  With Charlene's help, I was successful in my PR application.  Thanks again.”

- Paul

“Charlene has been a pleasure to work with in assisting us in obtaining my husband’s permanent residency.  She’s very professional, accommodating and friendly.  She kept us updated every step of the way and made sure to explain everything to us so we could understand what was going on.  She was always available to answer any questions that we had.  She is a amazing, affordable paralegal who is great at what she does.  My husband got his Permanent Residency in under a year after submitting the applications.  We defiantly recommend Charlene to anyone needing assistance.  We will defiantly be using her services with any future needs we might acquire.  Thank you so much Charlene.”

- S.  Carlino & J.  Carlino

“We retained Charlene to do our sponsorship application.  She was efficient, organized and kept us up to date on our application at all times.  My spouse received a work permit while our application was processing and she received permanent residence in 16 months.  Thank you Charlene for all your help.”

- Anonymous

“I was introduced to Charlene after having dealt with another Paralegal who was incompetently unprofessional and provided terrible advice handling two related small claims cases.  Charlene provided invaluable advise that resulted in an acceptable settlement in one claim and allowed for a successful judgement and eventual settlement in the second claim.  My personal experience is that not all Paralegals are equal, I'm certain that the first Paralegal I hired was a C student; Charlene is an Honour student and this reflects in her professionalism dealing with clients and how she carries herself in court.  I highly recommend Charlene.”

- Anonymous

“Thank you for all your help in my small claims case.  I am happy with the outcome.  Best of luck in your practice.”

- S.  Miller

“I am truly happy that I had Charlene's help in obtaining my Permanent Residence of Canada status.  From the very first moment when I started working with Charlene in such challenge, she had been accommodating and supportive, always willing to clarify my doubts and settle down the intrinsic anxiety these processes trigger.  Always with a professional, yet close and personalized attitude, she was essential for my success.  Thank you, Charlene, for all your help!  I have done my landing yesterday, less than 5 months since we submitted my documents.  And it would be very demanding and time-consuming for me, were it not for your amazing work and organization.”

- T.  A.  Moreira

“I look forward to using your services.”

- B.  Groves

“Thank you Charlene for helping us with our sponsorship application.  It took a lot less time than we thought and I am now a Permanent Resident of Canada.”

- Anonymous

“I needed a last minute travel letter.  Charlene was accommodating and I was able to travel stress free.”

- A.  Bailey

“I hired Ms.  DaSilva to do my sponsorship application.  She was knowledgeable, pleasant and made sure my application was full and complete.  I was very pleased with her professionalism and her fees.”

- Anonymous

“I got a permanent residency on June 2014 through support of paralegal, Joseph Kim.  It was very hard time to prepare all required document by my own during full time job and I appointed Joseph as a legal agent.  I was pretty satisfied with all the legal service he brought.  Legal advice and describing information he made was absolutely valuable.  Absolutely, you may not be regretful if you ask help to Joseph Kim.  Thanks for all your hard work.”

- K.  Jang

“Charlene assisted my husband in obtaining PR status in Canada.  She was there with us the entire process.  She was extremely knowledgeable professional and welcoming.  Immigration is stressful and time consuming and Charlene lightened that burden.  PR was obtained without any problems and that is all thanks to her help.  The fees were fair and reasonable and affordable.  Hiring Charlene was the best decision we made and highly recommend her services.”

- J.  Thomson

“Charlene was very helpful and extremely nice, the work she did for me and my family was not easy at all yet she was very professional and sweet with us.  Also probably the nicest thing she did was she got me some delicious brownies for my birthday.  I would most definitely be working with her again for my citizenship papers.  Again thank you very much Charlene.”

- I.  Dahab

“Personable, professional, gives honest opinion and thorough is the impression Charlene has left me with.  Thank you for your help.”

- Anonymous

“Hired Charlene to handle my small claims matter, She listened, gave helpful advice and assisted me to win my case.  Highly recommend her.”

- John L.

“Thank you, Joseph.  You are the best who has correct information and high quality serviceman-ship for immigration even though your price was very reasonable.  I surely could trust you for the big change in my life.  Thanks again to be with me, I hope your business keep going well with the high reputation.”

- K.  Kim

“My PR application was complicated and hard.  If I did it by myself, it should be rejected I think.  However, Yong-Taik Kim helped me perfectly, and I got my PR.  I strongly recommend Mr.  Kim is perfect Paralegal.  Thank you very much Mr.  Kim.”

- K.  Kim

“I have practiced law for over 40 years, have a contemporary MBA, live in Los Angeles and don’t like leaving home very often!  My involvement with some particularly pernicious lawyers in Hamilton, Canada over the past year was made exponentially easier to deal with because of Charlene and her staff’s abilities, expertise and uncommon common sense.  Charlene handled everything from service to filing, drafting through binding and local insight to short notice litigation emergencies with 110% efficiency, etiquette and exemplary talent in her profession.  My highest recommendation and commendations to Charlene.

- R.D.  Morningstar BA.  LLB.  MBA.  JD.

“Charlene is a true professional.  She has assisted me in two entirely different situations.  If Charlene does not know - she will ask for assistance.  She dealt with a very difficult individual regarding an in ground swimming pool lighting situation in Small Claims Court and won the case for me.  She was successful in assisting with an adult adoption.  Charlene is dedicated to her clients - and is a pit bull in the courtroom.  If I ever need assistance - in any situation - Charlene will be my choice.  Thanks Charlene - I hope not to need your services - but have you on my speed dial!”

- A.  Lee

“Charlene was instrumental in our custodial matter.  Her expertise in completing and navigating the correct documents made it less stressful for our court appearance.  We had peace of mind knowing we had everything in place.  We were successful due to her professional and efficient support.  I HIGHLY recommend Charlene's services.”

- S.  Laffan

“I just wanted to write these few brief words to thank you very much for all of your assistance in my application.  I have thoroughly enjoyed dealing with you, because of your friendly service, patience and your professional support.  I know you are a determined and dedicated person who would make sure that everything is done right in order to get any application approved.  I have no qualms in recommending anyone to you, because of your integrity and professionalism.  Thanks again.”

- ProAnn M.

“Charlene is a professional in her field, I am to this day using her expertise and knowledge with an ex-tenant that unfortunately had to evict for non-payment of rent!  I WOULD RECCOMEND CHARLENE HIGHLY to anyone who is looking for an affordable, professional and devoted Paralegal.  Thank you very much Charlene!”

- A.  McNicoll

“From the first meeting with Charlene, we trust and had confidence that our claim was in expert hands.  Charlene, showed us her professional and dedication in solving our concern, which have finished with positive results.  Thank you again Charlene!  You did an excellent job.”

- M.  Gonzalez

“Charlene helped me with renewing my Permanent resident card.  I tried to do it myself, but did it wrong and it was sent back to me.  I wasted 6 months because of it.  With Charlene's help I was able to renew my card within 2 months.  Now I can travel again.  Thank you.”

- J.  Martin

“Knowing which steps to take when it comes to applying for  Permanent Status and Work Permits can be stressful, but Charlene made  the process more comfortable.  She helped make sure the right documents  were completed and gave us the correct information needed during the  whole journey.  She was accessible, a good listener, and patient.  Having a qualified professional who is knowledgeable and credible when it comes  to immigration and legal matters is very important, and that describes  Charlene and her associates.  If you want someone who will help you with  your situation and guide you properly and fight for you, we highly  recommend Charlene Dasilva.  She knows what she's doing.”

- J.  Akrong

“I went through Paralegal Joseph Kim to get a PR.  I first met Joseph at his office to inquire about my work permit and permanent residency.  He was able to give free consultation with what I can do with my situation.  With his up-to-date knowledge with everything related to what I needed, I was able to successfully apply for permanent residency with no issues.  Along the road, any questions and concerns I had, he replied immediately and was very helpful.  I cannot recommend him enough to anyone who is concerned with their status.  He is honest and very clear with his advice.  Thank you again Joseph Kim for helping me out.”

- Max

“Joseph Kim helped me every step of the way to get me the permanent residence and now I have it!  I really appreciate his help, and I hope you can get the assistance from him.”

- Moonsu Kim.

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