[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 41279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17551]



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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 Form I-864W; Extension of an Existing 
Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-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.

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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 May 4, 2011, at 76 FR 25364, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments 
from one commenter.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
August 12, 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 USCISFRComment@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 No. 1615-0075 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 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).
    (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 202-272-8377.

    Dated: July 7, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-17551 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]
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