[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 9259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3668]



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 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-361, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
361, Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent To Petition for Legal 
Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian.

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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 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 I-361. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-361 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-361.
    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, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, Clearance Office, 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 1615-0021 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 agencies 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Financial Support 
and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 
Amerasian.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-361. 
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 and households. The 
information on this form is used in support of Form I-360 (Petition for 
Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant) to ensure financial support 
for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian. The affidavit is used only to sponsor 
individuals eligible for immigration under Public Law 97-359.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 50 responses at 
30 minutes (.50) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 25 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS 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: February 10, 2012.
William Bacon,
Deputy, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-3668 Filed 2-15-12; 8:45 am]
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