[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24909-24910]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10655]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-929, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant, OMB 
Control No. 1615-0106.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously 
published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2011, at 76 FR 10387, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments for this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
June 2, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, 
Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 
Clearance Officer, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-
2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-
0997 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk 
Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make 
sure to add OMB Control Number 1615-0106 in the subject box.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, 
or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Qualifying Family 
Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant.

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    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-929. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. Section 
245(m) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) allows certain 
qualifying family members who have never held U nonimmigrant status to 
seek lawful permanent residence or apply for immigrant visas. Before 
such family members may apply for adjustment of status or seek 
immigrant visas, the U-1 nonimmigrant who has been granted adjustment 
of status must file an immigrant petition on behalf of the qualifying 
family member using Form I-929. This information collection is 
necessary in order for USCIS to make a determination that the 
eligibility requirements and conditions are met regarding the 
qualifying family member.
    (5) An estimate of the total annual number of respondents and the 
amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,000 
responses at 1 hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total annual public burden (in hours) 
associated with the collection: 2,000 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 27, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-10655 Filed 5-2-11; 8:45 am]
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