[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21784-21785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08768]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0028]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition To Classify 
Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Form I-600; Application for Advance 
Processing of Orphan Petition, Form I-600A; Listing of Adult Member of 
the Household, Supplement 1; 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 revision 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 
June 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0028 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS-2008-
0020. 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-2007-0045;
    (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.

Issues for Comment Focus

    DHS, USCIS invites the general public and other Federal agencies to 
comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection 
of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 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).
    For this collection, USCIS is especially interested in the public's 
experience, input, and estimates on the burden in terms of time and 
cost incurred by applicants for the following aspects of this 
information collection:
     Cost associated with services provided by preparers 
(persons who assist the respondent with the preparation of the form).
     The time required to obtain supporting documents.
     The percentage of total applicants who require English 
translations of their supporting documents.
     The percentage of supporting documents for each individual

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applicant that require translation into English.
     The time required to find, hire, or otherwise obtain 
translations of supporting documents for immigration benefit requests.
     The average out of pocket monetary cost if any to obtain 
translations of supporting documents when required.
     Cost associated with the required Home Study (see 8 CFR 
204.301). Respondents are required by 8 CFR 204.311 to submit a home 
study conducted and prepared by an individual or agency who is 
authorized under 22 CFR 96 to prepare such study.
    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 Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition to Classify Orphan as an 
Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of Orphan 
Petition; Listing of Adult Member of the Household.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-600, Form I-600A and Supplement 
1; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: USCIS uses Form I-600 to determine 
whether a child alien is an eligible orphan. Form I-600A is used to 
streamline the procedure for advance processing of orphan petitions. 
Supplement 1 is to be completed by every adult member (age 18 and 
older), who lives in the home of the prospective adoptive parent(s), 
except for the spouse of the applicant/petitioner.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:

--Form I-600 respondents estimated at 2,665. The estimated average 
burden per response is .750 hours (45 minutes).
--Form I-600A respondents estimated at 3,576. The estimated average 
burden per response is .750 hours (45 minutes).
--Supplement 1 respondents estimated at 3,316. The estimated average 
burden per response is .25 hours (15 minutes).
--Biometrics Respondents estimated at 12,873. The estimated average 
burden per response is 1.17 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 19,789.66 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: April 14, 2014.
Samantha Deshommes,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-08768 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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