[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 86 (Wednesday, May 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25364-25365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10904]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-864, Form I-
864A, Form I-864EZ, and From I-864W; Extension of an Existing 
Information Collection; Comment Request.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864A, 
Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, Form I-864 EZ, Affidavit 
of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864W, Intending 
Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption; OMB Control No. 1615-0075.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until July 
5, 2011.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise Form I-864, Form I-864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form I-864W. Should 
USCIS decide to revise Form I-864, Form I-864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form 
I-864W we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in 
the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
The public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the 
Form I-864, Form I-864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form I-864W.
    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), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 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. When 
submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 
1615-0075 in the subject box.

    Note:  The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning the extension of the Form I-864, Form I-
864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form I-864W. Please do not submit requests 
for individual case status inquiries to this

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address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National 
Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or 
more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed 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 agencies estimate of the burden of 
the proposed 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: Affidavit of Support Under 
Section 213A of the Act.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-864, 
Form I-864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form I-864W; U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS); U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. These 
forms are used by family-based and certain employment-based immigrants 
to have the petitioning relative execute an Affidavit of Support on 
their behalf.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-864, 
439,500 responses at 6 hours per response; Form I-864A, 215,800 
responses at 1.75 hours per response; Form I-864EZ, 100,000 responses 
at 2.5 hours per response; Form I-864W, 1,000 responses at 1 hour per 
response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,265,650 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 number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 29, 2011.
Evadne Hagigal,
Senior Management and Program Analyst, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-10904 Filed 5-3-11; 8:45 am]
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