"Residents of this state having the right to claim exemptions in
a bankruptcy proceeding pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 522 shall
have the right to elect either: (i) The property exemptions
provided by the Constitution and the laws of the State of
Arkansas; or (ii) The property exemptions provided by 11 U.S.
C. § 522(d).” Ark. Code Ann. § 16-66-217.

This state permits only its residents to use its exemptions.  
Therefore, if it is the applicable state (as determined by the
method stated on the home page of this site), its exemptions
may be used only if the debtor is a resident of this state on the
date of filing bankruptcy.