[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 40 (Thursday, February 28, 2019)]
[Pages 6812-6813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03533]



United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without 
Change, of an Existing Information Collection: Notice to Student or 
Exchange Visitor

AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (ICE) will submit 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. This information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on November 1, 2018, allowing for a 60-day comment 
period. ICE received no comments during this period. The purpose of 
this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 1, 

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the 
OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected]. All submissions must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the OMB Control Number 1653-



    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, Without Change, of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice to Student or Exchange 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of DHS 
sponsoring the collection: Form I-515A; U.S. Immigration and Customs 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. An 
academic nonimmigrant student (F-1), vocational nonimmigrant student 
(M-1), exchange visitor (J-1), or dependent (F-2, M-2 or J-2) seeking 
admission into the United States as a nonimmigrant under section 
101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) is required to 
present certain

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documentation at the port of entry. If the F, J or M nonimmigrant is 
missing any piece of this documentation, a Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the port 
of entry has discretion to issue the F, J or M nonimmigrant a Form I-
515A, Notice to Student or Exchange Visitor, which allows the 
nonimmigrant temporary entry into the United States for 30 days in 
order for the nonimmigrant to compile and submit the documentation. The 
Form I-515A provides a list of the documentation the F, J or M 
nonimmigrant will need to provide to DHS. The F, J or M nonimmigrant 
must send the documentation to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program 
(SEVP), an office of the DHS agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (ICE). SEVP must receive a complete response within 30 days 
of the F, J or M nonimmigrant's admission. Form I-515A collects 
information authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1101 and 1184 to confirm that the F, 
J or M nonimmigrant is eligible for admission into the United States. 
The Form I-515A enables CBP to avoid having to deny entry into the 
United States to an otherwise eligible F, J or M nonimmigrants.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 4,744 responses 
at 10 minutes (0.166 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 788 annual burden hours.

    Dated: February 25, 2019.
Scott Elmore,
PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2019-03533 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]