Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; Supplement 2, Consent To Disclose Information; and Supplement 3, Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600

Published date10 May 2024
Record Number2024-10219
Citation89 FR 40498
CourtHomeland Security Department,U.s. Citizenship And Immigration Services
SectionNotices
Federal Register, Volume 89 Issue 92 (Friday, May 10, 2024)
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 92 (Friday, May 10, 2024)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 40498-40499]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2024-10219]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
                U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
                [OMB Control Number 1615-0028]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently
                Approved Collection: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate
                Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition;
                Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; Supplement
                2, Consent To Disclose Information; and Supplement 3, Request for
                Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600
                AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of
                Homeland Security.
                ACTION: 30-Day notice.
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                SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship
                and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting 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 purpose of this notice is to allow an
                additional 30 days for public comments.
                DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 10,
                2024.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s)
                contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public
                burden and associated response time, must be submitted via the Federal
                eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket
                ID number USCIS-2008-0020. All submissions received must include the
                OMB Control Number 1615-0028 in the body of the letter, the agency name
                and Docket ID USCIS-2008-0020.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy,
                Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, telephone
                number (240) 721-3000 (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 https://www.uscis.gov, or
                call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Comments
                 The information collection notice was previously published in the
                Federal Register on October 26, 2023, at 88 FR 73614, allowing for a
                60-day public comment period. USCIS received no comments in connection
                with the 60-day notice.
                 You may access the information collection instrument with
                instructions or additional information by visiting the Federal
                eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and entering
                USCIS-2008-0020 in the search box. Comments must be submitted in
                English, or an English translation must be provided. The comments
                submitted to USCIS via this method are visible to the Office of
                Management and Budget and comply with the requirements of 5 CFR
                1320.12(c). All submissions will be posted, without change, to the
                Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 https://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.
                Overview of This Information Collection
                 (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently
                Approved Collection.
                 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition to Classify Orphan as an
                Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan
                Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household;
                Supplement 2, Consent to Disclose Information; and Supplement 3,
                Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600.
                 (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
                DHS sponsoring the collection: I-600; I-600A; I-600/I-600A Supplement
                1; I-600/I-600A Supplement 2; I-600/I-600A Supplement 3; USCIS.
                 (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
                well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. A U.S.
                adoptive parent may file a petition to classify an orphan as an
                immediate relative through Form I-600 under section 101(b)(1)(F) of the
                INA. A U.S. prospective adoptive parent may file Form I-600A in advance
                of the Form I-600 filing and USCIS will determine the prospective
                adoptive parent's eligibility to file Form I-600 and their suitability
                and eligibility to properly parent an orphan. If a U.S. prospective/
                adoptive parent has an
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                adult member of their household, as defined at 8 CFR 204.301, the
                prospective/adoptive parent must include the Supplement 1 when filing
                both Form I-600A and Form I-600. A U.S. prospective/adoptive parent
                files Supplement 2 to authorize USCIS to disclose case-related
                information to adoption service providers that would otherwise be
                protected under the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. Authorized disclosures
                will assist USCIS in the adjudication of Forms I-600A and I-600. A U.S.
                prospective/adoptive parent files Supplement 3 to request action such
                as an extended or updated suitability determination based upon a
                significant change in their circumstances or change in the number or
                characteristics of the children they intend to adopt, a change in their
                intended country of adoption, or a request for a duplicate notice of
                their approved Form I-600A suitability determination.
                 (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 Form I-600
                is 1,200 and the estimated hour burden per response is .82 hours; the
                estimated total number of respondents for the information collection
                Form I-600A is 2,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is .82
                hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information
                collection Form I-600A Supplement 1 is 301 and the estimated hour
                burden per response is .82 hours; the estimated total number of
                respondents for the information collection Form I-600A Supplement 2 is
                1,260 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.25 hours; the
                estimated total number of respondents for the information collection
                Form I-600A Supplement 3 is 1,286 and the estimated hour burden per
                response is .82 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for
                the Home Study information collection is 2,500 and the estimated hour
                burden per response is 25 hours; the estimated total number of
                respondents for the biometrics submission is 2,520 and the estimated
                hour burden per response is 1.17 hours; and the estimated total number
                of respondents for the Biometrics--DNA information collection is 2 and
                the estimated hour burden per response is 6 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 69,701 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 $7,759,932.
                 Dated: May 6, 2024
                Samantha L. Deshommes,
                Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy,
                U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland
                Security.
                [FR Doc. 2024-10219 Filed 5-9-24; 8:45 am]
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