[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 66946]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27968]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-539, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. OMB Control No. 
1615-0003.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services 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 60 days until December 
27, 2011.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-539. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-539 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-539.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also 
be submitted to DHS via facsimile to (202) 272-0997, or via email at 
USCISFRComment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email please add 
the OMB Control Number 1615-0003 in the subject box.


    Note:  The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do 
not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
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.


    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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Extend/Change 
Nonimmigrant Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-539, 
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. This form 
will be used to apply for an extension of stay or for a change to 
another nonimmigrant classification.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 195,000 
responses at 45 minutes (.75 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 146,250 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit: 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: October 25, 2011.
Sunday A. Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-27968 Filed 10-27-11; 8:45 am]
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