Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Published date17 May 2024
Record Number2024-10808
Citation89 FR 43422
CourtU.s. Citizenship And Immigration Services
SectionNotices
Federal Register, Volume 89 Issue 97 (Friday, May 17, 2024)
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 97 (Friday, May 17, 2024)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 43422-43423]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2024-10808]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
                U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
                [OMB Control Number 1615-0023]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently
                Approved Collection: Application To Register Permanent Residence or
                Adjust Status
                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 17,
                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-2009-0020. All submissions received must include the
                OMB Control Number 1615-0023 in the body of the letter, the agency name
                and Docket ID USCIS-2009-0020.
                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 http://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 September 8, 2023, at 88 FR 62102, allowing for a
                60-day public comment period. USCIS received eight 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: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS-
                2009-0020 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 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
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                 (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 Request: Revision of a Currently
                Approved Collection.
                 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Register Permanent
                Residence or Adjust Status; Supplement A to Form I-485, Adjustment of
                Status Under Section 245(i); Supplement J, Confirmation of Bona Fide
                Offer or Request for Job Portability Under Section 204(j); National
                Interest Waiver.
                 (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
                DHS sponsoring the collection: I-485, Supplement A, Supplement J,
                National Interest Waiver; USCIS.
                 (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
                well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The Form
                I-485 is used to request and determine eligibility for adjustment of
                permanent residence status. The Form I-485 Supplement A is used to
                adjust status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality
                Act (Act). The Form I-485 Supplement J is used if you are an
                employment-based applicant for adjustment of status who is filing or
                has previously filed a Form I-485 as the principal beneficiary of a
                valid Form I-140 in an employment-based immigrant visa category that
                requires a job offer, and you now seek, in connection with your Form I-
                485, to (1) confirm that the job offered in your Form I-140 is a bona
                fide offer you intent to accept or (2) request job portability under
                INA section 204(j) to a new, full-time permanent job offer that you
                intent to accept, once your Form I-485 is approved. The Physicians
                National Interest Waiver will be used to notify foreign physician
                applicants of the medical service requirements for national interest
                waiver physicians applying for adjustment of status.
                 (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-485 is
                1,060,585 and the estimated hour burden per response is 6.86 hours; the
                estimated total number of respondents for the information collection
                Supplement A is 44,848 and the estimated hour burden per response is
                0.88 hour; the estimated total number of respondents for the
                information collection Supplement J is 57,353 and the estimated hour
                burden per response is 0.6 hour; the estimated total number of
                respondents for the information collection Biometrics Processing is
                1,060,585 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.17 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 8,590,376 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 $636,780,655.
                 Dated: May 13, 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. 2024-10808 Filed 5-16-24; 8:45 am]
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