Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. 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 30 days for public comment.
Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to October 23, 2013.
Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods:
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Email: email@example.com. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.
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 be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.
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Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application
OMB Control Number: OMB-1405-0096
Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R
Form Number: DS-156K
Respondents: Foreign Nationals applying for a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States as the fiancé(e)
Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,000
Estimated Number of Responses: 35,000
Average Time Per Response: 1 hour
Total Estimated Burden Time: 35,000
Frequency: Once per respondent
Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain 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:
Form DS-156K will be used by consular officers to determine the eligibility of a foreign national for a non-immigrant fiancé(e) visa under INA section 101(a)(15)(K) [8 U.S.C. 1101].
Department of State consular officers use Form DS-156K (Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application), in conjunction with a personal interview, to determine this eligibility of an alien applicant for a non-immigrant fiancé(e) visa.
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Dated: September 10, 2013.
Edward J. Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-23078 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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