Revision of currently approved Information Collection for Employment Authorization

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in agreement with the Paper reduction Act of 1995, is requesting for public comments on a proposal for revision of currently approved collection of information required for application for Employment Authorization.
The comments will be accepted until February 15, 2013. Comments are encouraged regarding information collection, the categories of respondents, and the estimated burden, and are as follows:

  • Time taken by the preparer, the person who assists the respondent, in filling his/her form with getting paid by him.
  • Time required and expenses needed from the respondent to find the preparers who are paid.
  • Amount charged by paid preparers.
  • Time required to collect the supporting documents for Forms I-765 and Form I-765WS.
  • Money spent on securing supporting documents from various sources such as a landlord, church, utility, public agency (housing, social services, law enforcement, local/state governments), school, medical care provider, advocacy group, law firm, or military service.
  • Average time and money consumed to secure secondary evidences like an affidavit or a statement.
  • Percentage of total applicants who need English translations of their supporting documents.
  • Percentage of supporting documents for each individual applicant that require translation into English.
  • Time consumed to find, hire or obtain translations of supporting document for immigration benefit requests.
  • Average extra cost needed to obtain translations of supporting documents when necessary.

Moreover, a clear and specific written set of suggestions and comments regarding the entries in the form and collection of information will further improve the revision. This may contain the following points:

  • if the proposed collection of information will be truly helpful in boosting performances of the functioning in the agency in every way it is meant to be, which also includes the practical utility of the collected information;
  • The accuracy of the calculated time and expense burden, validity of the methodology, and assumptions;
  • Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the collected information.
  • Ways to reduce the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Written comments and suggestions should be directed to:
DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.

Other means to submit comments:

  • Via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (must include OMB Control Number 1615-0040 in the subject box).
  • Via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2005-0035.

It should be noted that all the comments and suggestions will be made public on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at


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