Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Verification Request and Verification Request Supplement, 50832-50833 [2020-18020]

Download as PDF 50832 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 October 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0117 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2010–0014. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2010–0014. USCIS is limiting communications for this Notice as a result of USCIS’ COVID– 19 response actions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 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 https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments 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–2010–0014 in the search box. 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 (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: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: myEVerify Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: G–1499; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. myE-Verify (previously EVerify Self Check) allows workers in the United States to enter data into the EVerify system to ensure that the information relating to their eligibility to work is correct and accurate. This is necessary so that workers in the United States can correct their records before a hiring decision is made. This will lead to a more reliable and accurate E-Verify system that works better for both employers and employees. (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 G–1499 is 250,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.0833 hours. Of this 250,000, an estimated 75,000 respondents will need to correct information that may have been entered incorrectly to continue using myE-Verify; this estimated burden per response is 0.0833 hours. Of this 250,000, an estimated 10,000 respondents may be required to pursue further action to correct their records at the appropriate agency; this estimated burden per response is 1.183 hours. Of this 250,000, an estimated 25,000 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents will be required to provide additional information for a second Authentication Check; this estimated burden per response is 0.25 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 45,153 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 $0. There are no mailing or other costs associated with this collection of information Dated: August 11, 2020. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–18021 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0101] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Verification Request and Verification Request Supplement U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision 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 October 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices 1615–0101 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2008–0008. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2008–0008. USCIS is limiting communications for this Notice as a result of USCIS’ COVID– 19 response actions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 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 https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Comments 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–2008–0008 in the search box. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 (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: Verification Request and Verification Request Supplement. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: G–845; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal Government; State, local or Tribal Government. In the verification process, a participating agency validates an applicant’s immigration status by inputting identifying information into the Verification Information System (VIS), which executes immigration status queries against a range of data sources. If VIS returns an immigration status and the benefit-issuing agency does not find a material discrepancy with the response and the documents provided by the applicant, the verification process is complete. Then, the agency may use that immigration status information in determining whether or not to issue the benefit. In some cases, agencies that do not access the automated verification system may query USCIS by filing Form G–845. Although the Form G–845 does not require it, if needed certain agencies may also file the Form G–845 Supplement with the Form G–845, along with copies of immigration documents to receive additional information necessary to make their benefit determinations. These forms were developed to facilitate communication between all benefitgranting agencies and USCIS to ensure that basic information required to assess status verification requests is provided. USCIS is making minor revisions to the Form G–845 and is streamlining the Form G–845 Supplement with additional immigration statuses that are commonly requested by agencies in order to make their benefit determinations. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50833 (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 VIS Query is 19,916,942 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.083 hour. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection G–845 is 7 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.083 hour. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection G–845 Supplement is 44 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.083 hour. (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 1,653,110 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 $63. Dated: August 11, 2020. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–18020 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 18, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0101]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection: Verification Request and Verification Request 
Supplement

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

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision 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 
October 19, 2020.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number

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1615-0101 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID 
USCIS-2008-0008. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
website at https://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-
2008-0008. USCIS is limiting communications for this Notice as a result 
of USCIS' COVID-19 response actions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 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 https://www.uscis.gov, or 
call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments

    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-2008-0008 in the search box. 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: Verification Request and 
Verification Request Supplement.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: G-845; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal Government; State, local or 
Tribal Government. In the verification process, a participating agency 
validates an applicant's immigration status by inputting identifying 
information into the Verification Information System (VIS), which 
executes immigration status queries against a range of data sources. If 
VIS returns an immigration status and the benefit-issuing agency does 
not find a material discrepancy with the response and the documents 
provided by the applicant, the verification process is complete. Then, 
the agency may use that immigration status information in determining 
whether or not to issue the benefit. In some cases, agencies that do 
not access the automated verification system may query USCIS by filing 
Form G-845. Although the Form G-845 does not require it, if needed 
certain agencies may also file the Form G-845 Supplement with the Form 
G-845, along with copies of immigration documents to receive additional 
information necessary to make their benefit determinations. These forms 
were developed to facilitate communication between all benefit-granting 
agencies and USCIS to ensure that basic information required to assess 
status verification requests is provided. USCIS is making minor 
revisions to the Form G-845 and is streamlining the Form G-845 
Supplement with additional immigration statuses that are commonly 
requested by agencies in order to make their benefit determinations.
    (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 VIS Query is 
19,916,942 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.083 hour. 
The estimated total number of respondents for the information 
collection G-845 is 7 and the estimated hour burden per response is 
0.083 hour. The estimated total number of respondents for the 
information collection G-845 Supplement is 44 and the estimated hour 
burden per response is 0.083 hour.
    (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 1,653,110 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 $63.

    Dated: August 11, 2020.
Samantha L. Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2020-18020 Filed 8-17-20; 8:45 am]
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