[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Pages 43606-43607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18143]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control No. 1615-0072]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal 
(Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100, NACARA), Form I-881; 
Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment 

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.


    The Department of Homeland Security, 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 was previously 
published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2012, at 77 FR 23271, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive 
comments in response to this information collection notice.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
August 24, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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), and to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, 
Regulatory Coordination

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Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, Clearance Office, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB 
USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by email, please make 
sure to include the OMB Control Number 1615-0072 in the subject box. 
Comments may also be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at http://www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2008-
    All submissions received must include the agency name 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. 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 the extension of the Form I-881. 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 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Suspension of 
Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to 
Section 203 of Public Law 105-100, NACARA).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-881; 
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 I-
881 is used by a nonimmigrant to apply for suspension of deportation or 
special rule cancellation of removal. The information collected on this 
form is necessary in order for USCIS to determine if it has 
jurisdiction over an individual applying for this release as well as to 
elicit information regarding the eligibility of an individual applying 
for release.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 6,272 responses 
(I-881) at 12 hours per response and 4,329 responses in connection with 
the biometrics collection at .167 hours (10 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 75,987 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at: http://
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-

    Dated: July 19, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
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