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Proposed Information Collection for U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Applicants

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Office of Visa Services, Department of State.


30-day notice of proposed information collection; Choice of address and agent for U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Applicants.


The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments should be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

The following summarizes the information collection proposal submitted to OMB:

Type of Request: New Information Collection.

Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.

Title of Information Collection: Choice of Address and Agent for U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Applicants.

Frequency: Once.

Respondents: All immigrant visa principal applicants.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 350,000.

Average Hours Per Response: 0.5 hours.

Total Estimated Burden: 175,000.

Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
  • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including Start Printed Page 55667through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
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Copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents may be obtained from Daria Darnell, 2401 E Street NW, Rm L-703, Tel: 202-663-1253, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. Public comments and questions should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, (202) 395-5871.

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Dated: August 11, 2000.

Nancy Sambaiew,

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 00-23637 Filed 9-13-00; 8:45 am]