[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 102 (Friday, May 26, 2006)]
[Pages 30434-30435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8206]



Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of 60-day information collection under review: Petition 
for Alien Fiance(e); Form I-129F. OMB Control No. 1615-0001.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted an emergency information 
collection request (ICR) utilizing emergency review procedures, to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with section 1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The USCIS has determined that it 
cannot comply with the normal clearance procedures under this part 
because normal clearance procedures are likely

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to prevent or disrupt the collection of information.
    If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. All 
comments and/or questions pertaining to this pending request for 
emergency approval must be directed to OMB, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security, 725-17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
    During the first 60 days of this period, a regular review of this 
information collection is also being undertaken. 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, Director, Regulatory Management Division, 
Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 
20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-
8352 or via e-mail at [email protected]. When submitting comments by e-
mail please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0001 in the subject 
box. 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Alien Fiance(e).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-129F. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Individuals or Households. This information 
is collected by USCIS to determine whether satisfactory evidence has 
been submitted by a U.S. citizen to establish that the parties are 
married, in the case of a citizen seeking to obtain a nonimmigrant visa 
for his or her spouse.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 200,000 
responses at 1 hour and 30 minutes (1.50) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 300,000 hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, 
DC 20529, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: May 23, 2006.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
 [FR Doc. E6-8206 Filed 5-25-06; 8:45 am]