Notice of request for public comment.
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections 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 July 7, 2017.
You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
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Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering “Docket Number: DOS-2016-0071” in the Search field. Then click the “Comment Now” button and complete the comment form.
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 may be sent to PRA_BurdentComments@state.gov.
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Title of Information Collection: Application for Nonimmigrant Visa.
OMB Control Number: 1405-0182.
Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
Form Number: DS-160.
Respondents: All Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants.Start Printed Page 21451
Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,345,785.
Estimated Number of Responses: 13,345,785.
Average Time per Response: 75 Minutes.
Total Estimated Burden Time: 16,682,231 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
The Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa (DS-160) is used to collect biographical information from individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa. The consular officer uses the information collected to determine the applicant's eligibility for a visa.
The DS-160 will be submitted electronically to the Department via the internet. The applicant will be instructed to print a confirmation page containing a bar coded record locator, which will be scanned at the time of processing.
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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-09219 Filed 5-5-17; 8:45 am]
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