[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 9258]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3665]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an 
Existing Information Collection Request; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
25, Request for Verification of Naturalization.

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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 
notice, OMB Control Number 1615-0049, is published in the Federal 
Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until April 
16, 2012.
    During this 60-day period USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form N-25. Should USCIS decide to revise this form it will 
advise the public when it publishes 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 this form.
    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, 
Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. 
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 1615-0049 in the subject box.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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: Request for Verification of 
Naturalization.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-25. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Not for Profit Institutions. This 
form will allow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to 
obtain verification from the courts that a person claiming to be a 
naturalized citizen has, in fact, been naturalized.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,000 responses 
at 15 minutes (.25) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 250 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 
202-272-8377.

    Dated: February 10, 2012.
William Bacon,
Deputy Chief, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-3665 Filed 2-15-12; 8:45 am]
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