[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61775-61776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24961]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0106]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Qualifying 
Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant, Form Number I-929; Extension, 
Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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. The information collection notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2012, at 77 FR 38308 with 
a correction published on July 6, 2012, at 77 FR 40078, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments in 
connection with the 60-day notice.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
November 13, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

ADDRESSES: 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 DHS, and to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: DHS, USCIS, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may 
also be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov, to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email 
at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-
2009-0010. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add 
1615-0106 in the subject box.
    All submissions received must include the agency name, OMB Control 
Number and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting 
comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and 
will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, 
submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider 
limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any 
voluntary submission you make to DHS. For additional information please 
read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the 
footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:
     The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit 
comments concerning this information collection. 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.

    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 
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 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 Request: Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Qualifying Family 
Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-929; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Section 
245(m) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) allows certain 
qualifying family members who have never held U nonimmigrant status to 
seek lawful

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permanent residence or apply for immigrant visas. Before such family 
members may apply for adjustment of status or seek immigrant visas, the 
U-1 nonimmigrant who has been granted adjustment of status must file an 
immigrant petition on behalf of the qualifying family member using Form 
I-929. Form I-929 is necessary for USCIS to make a determination that 
the eligibility requirements and conditions are met regarding the 
qualifying family member.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,000 
respondents with an estimated average burden per response of 1 hour.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 2,000 hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-
8377.

    Dated: October 2, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-24961 Filed 10-10-12; 8:45 am]
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