[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Pages 18255-18256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7299]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-565; Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review; Form N-
565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document; 
OMB Control No. 1615-0091.


    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 to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days 
until May 29, 2012.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form N-565. Should USCIS decide to revise Form N-565 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public 
will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form N-565.
    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 the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. 
Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or 
via e-mail at USCISFRComment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by 
email, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0091 in the subject 

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning the extension of the Form N-565. 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 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the collection of information 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 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 of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Replacement 
Naturalization/Citizenship Document.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-565; 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form N-
565 is used to apply for a replacement of a Declaration of Intention, 
Certificate of Citizenship or Replacement Certificate, or to apply for 
a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be 
recognized by a foreign country.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 29,298 
responses at 55 minutes (0.916) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 26,836 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/ gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, 
Telephone number 202-272-8377.

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    Dated: March 22, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-7299 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]