[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17085-17086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6976]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-612; Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of 
Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; OMB Control No. 
1615-0030.

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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 May 
22, 2012.
    During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-612. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-612 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-612.
    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 Coordination 
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 rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, 
please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0030 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-612. 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 (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: Application for Waiver of the 
Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(e) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-612; 
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. This form 
will be used by USCIS to determine eligibility for a waiver.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,300 responses 
at 20 minutes (.333) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 433 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 Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, 
Telephone number 202-272-8377.


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    Dated: March 19, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-6976 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
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