30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants, 33437-33438 [2024-09082]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 89, No. 83 / Monday, April 29, 2024 / Notices This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Hoopa Valley Tribe (FEMA–4773– DR), dated 04/19/2024. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 01/30/2024 through 01/31/2024. DATES: Issued on 04/19/2024. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/18/2024. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/21/2025. ADDRESSES: Visit the MySBA Loan Portal at https://lending.sba.gov to apply for a disaster assistance loan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Escobar, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 04/19/2024, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications online using the MySBA Loan Portal https:// lending.sba.gov or other locally announced locations. Please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center by email at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or by phone at 1–800–659–2955 for further assistance. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Area: Hoopa Valley Tribe. The Interest Rates are: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Francisco Sa´nchez, Jr., Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience. [FR Doc. 2024–09102 Filed 4–26–24; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–09–P 20:54 Apr 26, 2024 [Disaster Declaration #20282 and #20283; NEW HAMPSHIRE Disaster Number NH– 20004] Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New Hampshire U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Jkt 262001 SUMMARY: For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 202826 and for economic injury is 202830. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Francisco Sa´nchez, Jr., Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience. [FR Doc. 2024–09100 Filed 4–26–24; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–09–P This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New Hampshire (FEMA– 4771–DR), dated 04/19/2024. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 01/09/2024 through 01/14/2024. DATES: Issued on 04/19/2024. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/18/2024. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/21/2025. ADDRESSES: Visit the MySBA Loan Portal at https://lending.sba.gov to apply for a disaster assistance loan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Escobar, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 04/19/2024, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications online using the MySBA Loan Portal https:// lending.sba.gov or other locally announced locations. Please contact the Percent SBA disaster assistance customer service center by email at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or by phone at 1–800–659–2955 for further 3.250 assistance. The following areas have been 3.250 determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Grafton, Rockingham. The Interest Rates are: 3.250 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 20286B and for economic injury is 202870. VerDate Sep<11>2014 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 33437 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 12368] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department is requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 29, 2024. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Anabel Moreno-Mendez, who may be Percent reached at 202–485–7611 or PRA_ BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: 3.250 Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants. 3.250 • OMB Control Number: 1405–0226. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO. 3.250 • Form Number: DS–5535. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 33438 Federal Register / Vol. 89, No. 83 / Monday, April 29, 2024 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants, Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000. • Average Time per Response: 55 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 45,833 hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent’s application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • 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 The Immigration and Nationality Act (‘‘INA’’), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., sets out application and eligibility requirements for an applicant seeking to obtain nonimmigrant or immigrant visa. Most of the standards for determining visa ineligibility are detailed in INA 212(a), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a), which includes terrorist activities and other security and related grounds at INA 212(a)(3), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3). INA 221(a), 8 U.S.C. 1201(a) provides that a consular officer may issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa to an individual who has made a proper application, subject to applicable conditions and limitations in the INA and related regulations. Under INA 222(c), 8 U.S.C. 1202(c), every applicant for a nonimmigrant visa must provide certain identifying particulars—name, date of birth and birthplace, nationality, purpose and length of intended stay in the United States, marital status—and ‘‘such additional information necessary to the identification of the applicant, the determination of his eligibility for a VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Apr 26, 2024 Jkt 262001 nonimmigrant visa, and the enforcement of the immigration and nationality laws as may be by regulations prescribed.’’ Similar requirements apply to applicants for immigrant visas, pursuant to INA 222(a), 8 U.S.C. 1201(a). Under regulations set out in Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, visa applications must be made on a standard form and a consular officer ‘‘may require the submission of additional necessary information or question an applicant on any relevant matter whenever the consular officer believes that the information provided in the application is inadequate to permit a determination of the applicant’s eligibility to receive a nonimmigrant visa.’’ 22 CFR 41.103; see also 22 CFR 42.63 (immigrant visas). Consular officers may require submission of a completed DS–5535 to supplement the immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications. The DS–5535 solicits additional biographic information that is necessary to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. Methodology Consular officers ask these questions of a subset of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants worldwide either orally or by providing a copy of the questions electronically or on paper. The applicant can respond orally, via email, via written response or via Microsoft e-version. The e-version of the information collection asks identical questions to the paper version. There are slight differences in formatting due to the different platforms. In some instances, when a paper copy is provided, the applicant may still be permitted to return the form electronically. Julie M. Stufft, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2024–09082 Filed 4–26–24; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 12369] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–156E, Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 June 28, 2024. 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–2024–0012’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Jami Thompson, Senior Regulatory Coordinator, Visa Services, Department of State, 600 19th 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Anabel Moreno-Mendez, Visa Services, Department of State, 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, who may be reached at 202–485–7611 or PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: DS– 156E, Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/ Investor Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0101. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO. • Form Number: DS–156E. • Respondents: Nonimmigrant Treaty Traders/Investors applying for E-visas. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 43,000. • Average Time per Response: 4 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 172,000 hours. • Frequency: Once Per Application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 83 (Monday, April 29, 2024)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33437-33438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-09082]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 12368]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental 
Questions for Visa Applicants

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
the Department is requesting comments on this collection from all 
interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is 
to allow 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the 
collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 
29, 2024.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Anabel Moreno-Mendez, who may be reached at 
202-485-7611 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questions 
for Visa Applicants.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0226.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO.
     Form Number: DS-5535.

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     Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants, Nonimmigrant Visa 
Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000.
     Average Time per Response: 55 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 45,833 hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent's application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     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

    The Immigration and Nationality Act (``INA''), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et 
seq., sets out application and eligibility requirements for an 
applicant seeking to obtain nonimmigrant or immigrant visa. Most of the 
standards for determining visa ineligibility are detailed in INA 
212(a), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a), which includes terrorist activities and other 
security and related grounds at INA 212(a)(3), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3).
    INA 221(a), 8 U.S.C. 1201(a) provides that a consular officer may 
issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa to an individual who has made a 
proper application, subject to applicable conditions and limitations in 
the INA and related regulations. Under INA 222(c), 8 U.S.C. 1202(c), 
every applicant for a nonimmigrant visa must provide certain 
identifying particulars--name, date of birth and birthplace, 
nationality, purpose and length of intended stay in the United States, 
marital status--and ``such additional information necessary to the 
identification of the applicant, the determination of his eligibility 
for a nonimmigrant visa, and the enforcement of the immigration and 
nationality laws as may be by regulations prescribed.'' Similar 
requirements apply to applicants for immigrant visas, pursuant to INA 
222(a), 8 U.S.C. 1201(a). Under regulations set out in Title 22 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations, visa applications must be made on a 
standard form and a consular officer ``may require the submission of 
additional necessary information or question an applicant on any 
relevant matter whenever the consular officer believes that the 
information provided in the application is inadequate to permit a 
determination of the applicant's eligibility to receive a nonimmigrant 
visa.'' 22 CFR 41.103; see also 22 CFR 42.63 (immigrant visas).
    Consular officers may require submission of a completed DS-5535 to 
supplement the immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications. The DS-
5535 solicits additional biographic information that is necessary to 
determine the applicant's eligibility for a visa.

Methodology

    Consular officers ask these questions of a subset of nonimmigrant 
and immigrant visa applicants worldwide either orally or by providing a 
copy of the questions electronically or on paper. The applicant can 
respond orally, via email, via written response or via Microsoft e-
version. The e-version of the information collection asks identical 
questions to the paper version. There are slight differences in 
formatting due to the different platforms. In some instances, when a 
paper copy is provided, the applicant may still be permitted to return 
the form electronically.

Julie M. Stufft,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2024-09082 Filed 4-26-24; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-06-P


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