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Submission for OMB Review; Annual Survey of Refugees (OMB #0907-0033)

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Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS.


Request for public comment.


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to continue data collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees with minor updates to improve survey administration procedures. The Annual Survey of Refugees is a yearly sample survey of refugees entering the U.S. in the previous five fiscal years. No changes to the survey instrument or estimated response burden are proposed.


Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address:

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Description: Data from the Annual Survey of Refugees are used to meet the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Congressional reporting requirements, as set forth in the Refugee Act of 1980 (Section 413(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act). The Office of Refugee Resettlement makes aggregated survey findings available to the general public and uses findings for the purposes of program planning, policy-making, and budgeting.

Respondents: The Annual Survey of Refugees secures a nationally-representative sample of refugee households arriving in the United States in the previous five fiscal years.

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Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentTotal number of respondentsAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseAnnual burden hours
ORR-9 (Annual Survey of Refugees)6000200010.51000
Pre-survey information form6000200010.05100

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,100.

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Authority: Sec. 413.[8 U.S.C. 1523].

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Mary B. Jones,

ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-27235 Filed 12-14-18; 8:45 am]