[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Pages 71432-71433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29024]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0013]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Travel 
Document, Form Number I-131; Revision of a Currently Approved 

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) submitted 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 
    USCIS has previously published two notices in the Federal Register 
in connection with this information collection: a notice on December 
28, 2011 published at 76 FR 81517, allowing for a 60-day public comment 
period; and, a notice on March 16, 2012 published at 77 FR 15787, 
allowing for a 30-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments in connection with these notices. OMB, however, has 
recommended changes that are reflected in the instructions to the form.
    In addition to these recommendations, USCIS is revising the form's 
instructions to include clear guidance regarding recipients' of 
Deferred Action under Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ability to request 
advance parole documents under certain circumstances as provided under 
the memorandum issued by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland 
Security on June 15, 2012, and the implementation guidance that derives 
from it. USCIS is also reporting an increase in the number of 
respondents associated with this information collection as DACA 
recipients that can establish a need to travel outside of the United 
States based on humanitarian, employment or education reasons will be 
able to request advance parole documents.

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DATES: The purpose of this notice is to amend the 30-day notice USCIS 
published on March 6, 2012, to allow for an additional 30 days for 
public comments regarding these additional changes USCIS is proposing. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 31, 2012. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public 
burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer and to DHS. Comments should be submitted to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All submissions 
received must include the agency name, OMB Control Number [1615-0013].
    Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, 
all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at 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. For additional information please read the 
Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of 

    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 Request: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Travel Document.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-131; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Certain 
aliens, principally permanent or conditional residents, refugees or 
asylees, applicants for adjustment of status, aliens in Temporary 
Protected Status (TPS) and aliens abroad seeking humanitarian parole, 
in need to apply for a travel document to lawfully enter or reenter the 
United States. Eligible recipients of deferred action under childhood 
arrivals (DACA) may now request an advance parole documents based on 
humanitarian, educational and employment reasons.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 495,090 
respondents submitting form I-131 at 1.9 hours; 71,665 respondents 
providing biometrics at 1.17 hours; and 293,733 providing passport-
style photographs at .50 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: Estimated 1,171,385 burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
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 202-272-8377.

    Dated: November 27, 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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