[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24507-24508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9784]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-25, Extension of 
an Existing Information Collection Request; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-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 to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. A 60-day information collection notice was 
previously published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2012, at 
77 FR 9258, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not 
receive any comments for this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
24, 2012. 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 Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk 
Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief Regulatory 
Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 
20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-
8352 or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk 
Officer via facsimile at 202-395-6974 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    When submitting comments by email please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0049 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 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 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Coordination Division, Office of Policy

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and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529, (202) 272-
1470.

     Dated: April 18, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-9784 Filed 4-23-12; 8:45 am]
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