[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2019)]
[Pages 56829-56830]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23026]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0018]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Permission 
To Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or 

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration
    (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to 
comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection 
of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal 
Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information 
collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. 
the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), 
the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information 
collection instruments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
December 23, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0018 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID 
USCIS-2008-0068. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of 
the following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140.

Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140, telephone number 
202-272-8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted 
via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here 
is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual 
case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status 
of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at 
the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact 
Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).



    You may access the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS-
2008-0068 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for 
submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, 
without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you 
provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You 
may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that 
you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may 
withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it 
determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For 
additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is 
available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.
    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.

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Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Permission To 
Reapply for Admission into the United States after Deportation or 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-212; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS 
uses the data collected on Form I-212 to determine whether an alien is 
eligible for and should be granted the benefit of consent to reapply 
for admission into the United States. This form standardizes requests 
for consent to reapply and its data collection requirements ensure 
that, when filing the application, the alien provides the basic 
information that is required to assess eligibility for consent to 
    USCIS must review all documents that relate to the alien's 
exclusion, deportation, or removal proceedings, the alien's record of 
immigration violations, and the alien's criminal record, if applicable. 
Moreover, if the alien is inadmissible under section 212(a)(9)(C)(i) of 
the Act, evidence must be submitted to demonstrate that the alien has 
remained outside the United States for a period of at least 10 years 
since the date of his or her last departure.
    In addition to USCIS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and 
the Executive Board for Immigration Review (EOIR) of the U.S. 
Department of Justice (DOJ) also rely Form I-212 to grant consent to 
reapply for admission. These agencies use the application in the same 
manner as USCIS. CBP has developed an electronic filing system, called 
Electronic Secured Adjudication Forms Environment (e-SAFE), through 
which Form I-212 can be submitted when filed with CBP.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
total number of respondents for the information collection I-212 is 
4,883 and the estimated hour burden per response is 9,766 hours; the 
estimated total number of respondents for the biometric services 
associated with information collection I-212 is 100 and the estimated 
hour burden per response is 117 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is 9,883 hours.
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated 
with this collection of information is $613,854.

    Dated: October 17, 2019.
Samantha L Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2019-23026 Filed 10-22-19; 8:45 am]