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[Federal Register: January 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 21)]
[Page 5070-5071]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[Public Notice 4257]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-158, 
Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant; 
OMB Control Number 1405-0144

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for

[[Page 5071]]

approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
Comments should be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the publication 
of this notice.
    The following summarizes the information collection proposal 
submitted to OMB:
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State 
    Title of Information Collection: Contact Information And Work 
History For Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant.
    Frequency: Once per respondent.
    Form Number: DS-158.
    Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants seeking to study in 
the United States and other nonimmigrant visa applicants as determined 
to be appropriate by the Department of State.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Burden: 2,500,000 hours.
    Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
    [sbull] 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.
    [sbull] Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the collection, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used.
    [sbull] Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
    [sbull] Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed information 
collection and supporting documents may be obtained from Brendan 
Mullarkey of the Office of Visa Services at 202-663-1163, 2401 E St., 
NW., U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. Public comments 
and questions should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on 202-395-3897.

    Dated: January 18, 2003.
Janice L. Jacobs,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 03-2313 Filed 1-30-03; 8:45 am]

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