[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61815-61816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25028]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8059]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition To 
Classify Special Immigrant as an Employee or Former Employee of the 
U.S. Government Abroad

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection request described below to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all 
interested individuals and organizations.

DATE(S):  Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) up to November 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in 
the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
information collection and supporting documents from Sydney Taylor, 
Office of Visa Services, U.S Department of State, 2401 E. Street NW., 
L-630, Washington, DC who may be reached at 202-663-3721.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Petition to Classify 
Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an employee or former employee 
of the U.S. Government Abroad
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0082
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R
     Form Number: DS-1884
     Respondents: Aliens petitioning for immigrant visas under 
INA 203(b)(4) as a special immigrant described in INA section 
101(a)(27)(D)
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 300
     Estimated Number of Responses: 300
     Average Time per Response: 10 minutes
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 50 hours
     Frequency: Once per petition
     Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain benefits

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.

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     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice 
are public record. Before including any detailed personal 
information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, 
including your personal information, will be available for public 
review.

    Abstract of proposed collection: DS-1884 solicits information from 
petitioners claiming employment-based immigrant visa preference under 
section 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on the basis 
of qualification as a special immigrant described in INA section 
101(a)(27)(D). A petitioner may file the DS-1884 petition within one 
year of notification by the Department of State that the Secretary has 
approved a recommendation that such special immigrant status be 
accorded to the alien. DS-1884 solicits information that will assist 
the consular officer in ensuring that the petitioner is statutorily 
qualified to receive such status, including meeting the years of 
service and exceptional service requirements.
    Methodology: This form can be obtained from posts abroad or through 
the Department's eForms intranet site. The application available 
through eForms allows the applicant to complete the application online 
and then print the application. Most applicants are current federal 
government employees abroad and have access to the intranet system. 
Once the form is printed, it is submitted to post.

    Dated: October 3, 2012.
Don Heflin,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-25028 Filed 10-10-12; 8:45 am]
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