[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 124 (Thursday, June 28, 2007)]
[Pages 35506-35507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12460]



Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an 
Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act; Form I-864A, 
Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member; Form I-864EZ, EZ 
Affidavit of Support under Section 213 of the Act; Form I-864W, 
Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption; OMB Control No. 


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (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 April 20, 2007, at 72 FR 19947 allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments on this 
information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
July 30, 2007. 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), USCIS, Chief, 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], 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 1615-0075 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 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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support Under 
Section 213A of the Act; Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member; 
EZ Affidavit of Support under Section 213 of the Act; Intending 
Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-864, 
Form I-864A, Form I-864EZ, and Form I-864W; U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. These 
forms are used by family-based and certain employment-based immigrants 
to have the petitioning relative execute an Affidavit of Support on 
their behalf.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: I-864, 439,500 
responses at 6 hours per response; I-864A, 215,800 responses at 1.75 
hours per response; I-864EZ, 100,000 responses at 2.5 hours per 
response; I-864W, 1,000 responses at 1 hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,265,650 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: 
    If you have additional questions please contact Richard A. Sloan, 
Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 
20529; Telephone 202-272-8377.

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    Dated: June 22, 2007.
Richard Sloan,
Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E7-12460 Filed 6-27-07; 8:45 am]