[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 114 (Thursday, June 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 35639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13969]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0003]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Extend/
Change Nonimmigrant Status, Form I-539; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently 
approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is 
published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the 
nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, 
the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the 
respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the 
actual information collection instruments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
August 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0003 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS-2007-
0038. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the 
following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-0038;
    (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov;
    (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments

    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. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy 
of an individual or is offensive. 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Extend/Change 
Nonimmigrant Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-539; 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 to apply for an extension of stay or for a change to 
another nonimmigrant classification. USCIS will be combining Supplement 
A to Form I-539, Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status; OMB 
Control No. 1615-0004, in Form I-485 instructions under OMB Control No. 
1615-0003.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-539--
117,907 total respondents with those responding via the paper I-539 
form requiring an estimated 1.88 hours per response, and 16,385 filers 
responding via the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) requiring an 
estimated 1.75 hours. Supplement A--1,216 total respondents responding 
via the paper I-539A requiring an estimated .50 hours per response. 
Biometrics processing--134,292 total respondents with a burden of 1.17 
hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 409,292 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: 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 
20529-2140, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: June 7, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-13969 Filed 6-12-13; 8:45 am]
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