[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32658-32659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13261]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection; Form I-
864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864A, 
Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, Form I-864 EZ, Affidavit 
of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864W, Intending 
Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption; OMB Control No. 1615-0075.

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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 July 31, 2012.
    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, Office of Policy and Strategy, Laura 
Dawkins, Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352, or via email at 
uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email add the OMB 
Control Number 1615-0075 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 proposed collection of information is 
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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, without change, of a 
currently approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support Under 
Section 213A of the Act.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-864, 
Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864A, 
Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, Form I-864EZ, Affidavit 
of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864W, Intending 
Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Individuals or households. These forms are 
used by family-based and certain employment-based immigrants to have 
the petitioning relative execute an Affidavit of Support on their 
behalf.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-864, 
439,500 responses at 6 hours per response; Form I-864A, 215,800 
responses at 1.75 hours per response; Form I-864EZ, 100,000 responses 
at 2.5 hours per response; Form I-864W, 1,000 responses at 1 hour per 
response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,265,650 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 Federal eRulemaking Portal 
site at: http://www.regulations.gov. You may also contact USCIS, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202-
272-8377.

    Dated: May 25, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-13261 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]
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