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[Federal Register: May 13, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 92)]
[Page 25672]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[Public Notice 4364]

Office of Visa Services; 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information 
Collection: Form DS-1648, Application for A, G, or NATO Visa; OMB 
Control Number 1405-0100

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in 
the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. This process is 
conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    The following summarizes the information collection proposal to be 
submitted to OMB:
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State 
    Title of Information Collection: Application for A, G, or NATO 
    Frequency: Once per respondent.
    Form Number: DS-1648.
    Respondents: Aliens applying for A, G, or NATO visa.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000 per year.
    Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours per year.
    Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
    [sbull] Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency.
    [sbull] Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed 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: Public comments, or requests for 
additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice 
should be directed to Brendan Mullarkey of the Office of Visa Services, 
U.S. Department of State, 2401 E St. NW., RM L-703, Washington, DC 
20520, who may be reached at 202-663-1163.

    Dated: April 29, 2003.
Janice L. Jacobs,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 03-11905 Filed 5-12-03; 8:45 am]