60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship for Minors Who Are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras

CourtState Department
Citation87 FR 15482
Publication Date18 March 2022
Record Number2022-05695
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 53 (Friday, March 18, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 53 (Friday, March 18, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 15482-15483]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05695]
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                DEPARTMENT OF STATE
                [Public Notice 11675]
                60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of
                Relationship for Minors Who Are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, or
                Honduras
                ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.
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                SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and
                Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below.
                In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are
                requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals
                and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for
                public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
                DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May
                17, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
                 Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on
                this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the
                document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2022-0006'' in the Search
                field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment
                form.
                 Email: [email protected].
                 Regular Mail: Send written comments to Sumitra Siram, PRM/
                A, 2025 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.
                 You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information
                collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                 Title of Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship
                for Minors who are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras.
                 OMB Control Number: 1405-0217.
                 Type of Request: Notice of request for public comment.
                 Originating Office: PRM/A.
                 Form Number: DS-7699.
                 Respondents: Those seeking qualified family members to
                access the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
                 Estimated Number of Responses: 2,000.
                 Average Time Per Response: One hour.
                 Total Estimated Burden Time: 2,000 hours.
                 Frequency: On occasion.
                 Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
                 We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
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                 Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is
                necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
                 Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost
                burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the
                methodology and assumptions used.
                 Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                information to be collected.
                 Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond,
                including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of
                information technology.
                 Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are
                public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you
                should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your
                personal information, will be available for public review.
                Abstract of Proposed Collection
                 To obtain biographical information about children overseas who
                intend to seek access to the USRAP, as well as other eligible family
                members or caregivers, for verification by the U.S. government. This
                form also assists DHS's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to
                verify parent-child relationships during refugee case adjudication.
                This form is necessary for implementation of this program.
                Methodology
                 Working with a State Department contracted Resettlement Agencies
                (RA), qualifying individuals in the United States must complete the AOR
                and submit supporting documentation to: (a) Establish that they meet
                the requirements for being a qualifying individual who currently falls
                into one of the aforementioned categories; (b) provide a list of
                qualifying family members who may seek access to refugee resettlement
                in the United States. Once completed, the form is sent by the RA to the
                Refugee Processing Center (RPC) for case creation and processing. The
                information is used by the RPC for case management; by USCIS to
                determine that the qualifying individual falls into one of the
                aforementioned categories; and by the Resettlement Support Center (RSC)
                for case prescreening and further processing after DHS interview. The
                International Organization for Migration (IOM) administers the RSC in
                Latin America under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department
                to conduct case prescreening and assist in the processing of refugee
                applicants.
                Kevin E. Bryant,
                Deputy Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05695 Filed 3-17-22; 8:45 am]
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