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  • News: DOS 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form

    [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2016)]
    [Page 47849]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2016-17399]
    [[Page 47849]]
    [Public Notice: 9646]
    30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic 
    Diversity Visa Entry Form
    ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
    proposed collection of information.
    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 we 
    are requesting comments on this collection from all interested 
    individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 
    30 days for public comment.
    DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
    (OMB) up to August 22, 2016.
    ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
    the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
    Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
         Email: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.
     Title of Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa 
    Entry Form
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0153
     Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R
     Form Number: DS-5501
     Respondents: Diversity Visa Registrants
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,072,400
     Estimated Number of Responses: 11,072,400
     Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,536,200 hours
     Frequency: Annually
     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 Department of State utilizes the Electronic Diversity Visa 
    Lottery (EDV) Entry Form to elicit information necessary to ascertain 
    the applicability of the legal provisions of the diversity immigrant 
    visa program. The 2 primary requirements are: the applicant is from a 
    low admission country and is a high school graduate, or has two years 
    of experience in a job that requires two years of training. The foreign 
    nationals complete the electronic entry forms and then applications are 
    randomly selected for further participation in the program. Department 
    of State regulations pertaining to diversity immigrant visas under the 
    INA are published in 22 CFR 42.33.
        The EDV Entry Form is available online at www.dvlottery.state.gov 
    and can only be submitted electronically during the annual registration 
        Dated: June 24, 2016.
    Edward Ramotowski,
    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
    [FR Doc. 2016-17399 Filed 7-21-16; 8:45 am]
     BILLING CODE 4710-06-P
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