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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Department of State Personal Identification Card

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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 27, 2018.


You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to You can search for the document by entering “Docket Number: DOS-2017-0037” in the Search field. Then click the “Comment Now” button and complete the comment form.
  • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: DS/DO/DFP, Harry S. Truman, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20520-0000, Room B237.

You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

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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 John Ferguson, who may be reached on 202-647-3854 or at FergusonJM3@State.Gov.

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  • Title of Information Collection: Request for Department of State Personal Identification Card.
  • OMB Control Number: None.
  • Type of Request: Existing Collection without OMB Control Number.
  • Originating Office: Office of Domestic Facilities Protection (DS/DO/DFP).
  • Form Number: DS-1838 and DS-7783.
  • Respondents: Non-employees who need Personal Identification Cards.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,500.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 13,500.
  • Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,125 hours.
  • Frequency: On occasion (when new badge is required or badge expires).
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

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 collection of the information requested on the DS-1838 and DS-7783 is necessary for all Department non-employees who need a PIV. They are required to submit an application for a Personal Identification Card (DS-1838 domestically or DS-7783 overseas) at the time of hire. The information collected on the form is necessary to verify personal identity as required by the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12).


Information is collected by a form or automated badge request (ABR) online.

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Timothy Thomas,

Division Chief, Security Support Division, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2018-13806 Filed 6-26-18; 8:45 am]