Notice of request for public comment.
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
The Department will accept comments from the public up to August 13, 2013.
You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering “Public Notice 8356” in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page.
Mail: Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services—DS-0117, 2401 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20520-30106.
You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Sydney Taylor, Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E Street NW., L-603, Washington, DC 20522, who may Start Printed Page 36012be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.
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Title of Information Collection: Application to Determine Returning Resident Status.
OMB Control Number: 1405-0091.
Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
Form Number: DS-0117.
Respondents: Aliens applying for special immigrant classification as a returning resident.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,005 applicants per year.
Estimated Number of Responses: 1,005 applicants per year.
Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
Total Estimated Burden Time: 502.5 hours.
Frequency: Once per respondent.
Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
- Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review.
Abstract of proposed collection:
Under INA Section 101(a)(27)(A)[8 U.S.C. 1101], Form DS-0117 is used by consular officers to determine the eligibility of an alien applicant for special immigrant status as a returning resident.
The DS-0117 is available online. Applicants will fill out the application online, print the form, and submit the DS-0117 during their interview at a Consular Post.
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Dated: June 4, 2013.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-14197 Filed 6-13-13; 8:45 am]
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