[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 28, 2006)]
[Pages 68824-68825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20151]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of information collection under review: Petition 
for Alien Fiance(e); Form I-129F. OMB Control No. 1615-0001.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Service (USCIS) has 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 
1995. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on May 26, 2006 at 71 FR 30434, allowing for a 60-day 
public comment period. USCIS received several comments from the public 
on this information collection. These comments are addressed in the 
supporting statement that USCIS will submit to OMB.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
December 28, 2006. 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, 
Director, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 
Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may

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also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at 
[email protected], and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-6974 or via e-mail at [email protected].
    When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 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 
information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. Sloan, 
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 111 
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529.

    Dated: November 22, 2006.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
 [FR Doc. E6-20151 Filed 11-27-06; 8:45 am]