Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) and Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Summary:

As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the CBP Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), CBP Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).

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Dates:

Written comments should be received on or before July 15, 2011, to be assured of consideration.

Addresses:

Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

For further information contact:

Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

Supplementary information:

CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Arrival and Departure Record, Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure, and Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

OMB Number:1651-0111.

Form Numbers: I-94 and I-94W.

Abstract: CBP Form I-94 (Arrival/ Departure Record) and CBP Form I-94W. (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record) are used to document a traveler's admission into the United States. These forms are filled out by aliens and are used to collect information on citizenship, residency, and contact information. The data elements collected on these forms enable the DHS to perform its missionrelated to the screening of alien visitors for potential risks to national security, and the determination of admissibility to the United States. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) applies to aliens traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and requires that VWP travelers provide information electronically to CBP before embarking on travel to the United States. CBP proposes to revise this collection of information by adding a data field for “Country of Birth” to ESTA and to CBP Form I-94W.

ESTA can be accessed at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/.

Instructions and samples of CBP Forms I-94 and I-94W can be viewed at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/filling_out_i94.xml and http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/business_pleasure/vwp/i94_samples.xml.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to revise this collection of information by adding a data field for “Country of Birth” to ESTA and to CBP Form I-94W, with no change to the burden hours. There are no proposed changes to CBP Form I-94.

Type of Review: Revision.

Affected Public: Individuals, Carriers, and the Travel and Tourism Industry.

I-94 (Arrival and Departure Record)

Estimated Number of Respondents:14,000,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses:14,000,000.

Estimated Time per Response:8 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:1,862,000.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public:$84,000,000.

I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure)

Estimated Number of Respondents:100,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses:100,000.

Estimated Time per Response:8 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:13,300.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public:$600,000.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Estimated Number of Respondents:18,900,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses:18,900,000.

Estimated Time per Response:15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:4,725,000.

Dated: May 11, 2011. Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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