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State Department OMB approved Information Collections are not hard to miss. All collections display:

OMB Control Number
Estimated Burden
Expiration Date

This information is usually located at the top right corner of the collection instrument.

OMB approval information on the form DS-11 page 5

But also look for the PRA Statement. The PRA Statement explains to the public, consequences of not displaying correct OMB information on the collection instrument, and an address to send suggestions or questions regarding ways to decrease the burden time. The PRA Statement is sometimes located at the bottom or on the instructions page of the collection instrument.

Paperwork Reduction Act section of the form DS-11

If you are completing a State Department collection instrument, and it does not have this information, please contact us at

U.S. Department of State

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