• The S-1 Visa is available for those individuals in possession of critical and reliable information concerning a criminal organization (e.g., the Goat Head Mafia based in the Nation of Balgistan with clandestine criminal operations in the United States) or an enterprise (e.g., the Balgistan Heroin Cartel) and who is willing to supply, or has supplied, such information to federal or state law enforcement authorities, or court, and whose presence in the U.S. the Attorney General determines is essential to the success of an authorized criminal investigation or prosecution.
• What are the number of S-1 visas that are available/How long is the length of stay?
1. There are only 200 S-1 visas available per year.
2. The Maximum admission for an S-1 visa is 3 years. The Attorney General is not permitted to grant an extension.
3. One cannot change the status of an S-1 visa.
4. There are reporting provisions tied to the receiving the visa.
5. The Attorney General can waive grounds of inadmissibility under INA § 212(d)(1), except for those that had ties to the Nazis.
6. One must waive the right to contest removal, except for withholding.
7. The Spouse, married or unmarried sons and daughters, and parents may accompany or follow the S-1 recipient to join if Attorney General (for S-1s) or Secretary of State and Attorney General (for S-2s) deem it O.K.
• What are the Procedures to apply for S visa:
The S-1 visa applicant has to include evidence of:
i. The applicant's cooperation
ii. The need for her presence;
iii. Grounds of inadmissibility;
iv. Factors warranting favorable exercise of discretion.
• The S-1 visa application can only be filed by federal or state law enforcement agency (LEA).
• The S-1 Visa has to be filed with the Asst. Attorney General, Criminal Division, who will then certify and forward it to INS Commissioner.
• The U.S. Attorney with jurisdiction over the investigation or prosecution, as well as the highest level of state or federal LEA, must also endorse the S-1 visa application.
• If approved the S-1 visa holder, must report quarterly to LEA. The S-1 visa holder must also report change of telephone number, address and travel plans.
• One can lose S-1 Visa status if:
1. The terms of the visa status is not met;
2. The S-1 visa holder is convicted of a criminal offense punishable by 1 year or more;
3. It is in the public interest.
An example on how the S-1 visa works: The Goat Head Mafia is based in the make believe nation of Balgistan (located somewhere in Central Asia). In a matter of 20 years, the Goat Head Mafia becomes very powerful by running Heroin, LSD operations out of their nation and spread their tentacles all over Europe, Russia, East Asia, the U.S., and Mexico. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) get tipped by a former Goat Head Mobster on the running of the Goat Head Mafia operations. The U.S. government in order to secure the safety of the former Goat Head Mafia informant decide to give him S-1 visa status as to weaken and destroy the Goat Head Mafia operations.