[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Pages 43607-43608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18144]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control No. 1615-0104]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for U 
Nonimmigrant Status, Form I-918, and Supplements A and B Form I-918, 
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 notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2012, at 77FR 27241, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received a comment 
in connection with that 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 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 
[email protected], and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile 
at 202-395-5806 or via email at [email protected]. When 
submitting comments by email, please make sure to include the OMB 
Control Number 1615-0104 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-2010-0004.
    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 

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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://

    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: Petition for U Nonimmigrant 
Status; and Supplement A and B.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-918; 
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. This 
application permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and 
their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-918--
16,768 responses at 5 hours per response; Supplement A--10,033 
responses at 1.5 hour per response; Supplement B--16,768 responses at 1 
hour per response, as well as 25,000 biometric-related responses at 
.167 hours (10 minutes)
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 119,833 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of 
the information collection instrument, please visit the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529; Telephone 202-272-1470.

     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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