81 FR 47234 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To Determine Returning Resident Status

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 139 (July 20, 2016)

Page Range47234-47235
FR Document2016-17144

The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47234-47235]
From the Federal Register Online  [www.thefederalregister.org]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17144]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9641]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application To 
Determine Returning Resident Status

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
September 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2016-0046'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected]. You must include the 
DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the 
OMB control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection

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instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Lage, who may be reached 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Application to Determine 
Returning Resident Status.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0091.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DS-0117.
     Respondents: Immigrant Visa Petitioners.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,400.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 4,400.
     Average Time per Response: 30 Minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 2,200 Hours.
     Frequency: Once.
     Obligation to respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 
Benefit.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.
    Abstract of proposed collection: Under INA Section 101(a)(27)(A)[8 
U.S.C. 1101], Form DS-0117 is used by consular officers to determine 
the eligibility of an alien applicant for special immigrant status as a 
returning resident because he or she remained out of the United States 
for more than one year because of circumstances outside of his or her 
control.
    Methodology: The DS-0117 is available online. Applicants will fill 
out the application online, print the form, and submit the DS-0117 
during their interview at a Consular Post.

Karin King,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2016-17144 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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CollectionFederal Register
sudoc ClassAE 2.7:
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionNotices
ActionNotice of request for public comment.
DatesThe Department will accept comments from the public up to September 19, 2016.
ContactDirect requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Lage, who may be reached at [email protected]
FR Citation81 FR 47234 

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