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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0013]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Travel Document, Form Number I-131; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.
SUMMARY: USCIS has previously published two notices in theFederal Registerin connection with this information collection: a notice on December 28, 2011 published at 76 FR 81517, allowing for a 60-day public comment period; and, a notice on March 16, 2012 published at 77 FR 15787, allowing for a 30-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments in connection with these notices. OMB, however, has recommended changes that are reflected in the instructions to the form.

In addition to these recommendations, USCIS is revising the form's instructions to include clear guidance regarding recipients' of Deferred Action under Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ability to request advance parole documents under certain circumstances as provided under the memorandum issued by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, and the implementation guidance that derives from it. USCIS is also reporting an increase in the number of respondents associated with this information collection as DACA recipients that can establish a need to travel outside of the United States based on humanitarian, employment or education reasons will be able to request advance parole documents.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to amend the 30-day notice USCIS published on March 6, 2012, to allow for an additional 30 days for public comments regarding these additional changes USCIS is proposing. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 31, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
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 directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer and to DHS. Comments should be submitted to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email submissions received must include the agency name, OMB Control Number [1615-0013].

Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal,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. For additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer

Dated: November 27, 2012. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.