Kansas has opted out of the federal exemptions for all debtors,
barring both residents and nonresidents of Kansas from using
them. “Except as provided in subsection (b), no person, as an
individual debtor under the federal bankruptcy reform act of
1978 (11 U.S.C. §101 et seq.), may elect exemptions pursuant
to subsection (b)(1) of section 522 of such federal act.“ Kan.
Stat. Ann. § 60-2312(a). “An individual debtor under the
federal bankruptcy reform act of 1978 may exempt, in addition
to any other exemptions allowed under state law, any property
listed in subsection (d)(10) of section 522 of such federal act.”
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-2312(b)

Because Kansas permits only its residents to use its state
exemptions, debtors who are not residents of Kansas on the
date of filing are rendered ineligible for both state and federal
exemptions. So they will be permitted to use the federal
exemptions under the saving provision in 11 USC § 522(b),
which states, “If the effect of the domiciliary requirement under
subparagraph (A) is to render the debtor ineligible for any
exemption, the debtor may elect to exempt property that is
specified under subsection (d)" (the federal exemptions.
In re
Fabert
, 2008 WL 104104 (Bankr.D.Kan.2008) (Debtor fits
squarely within the savings provision and may use the federal
exemptions because Kansas denies debtor federal and state
exemptions);
In re Nickerson, 375 B.R. 869 (Bankr.W.D.Mo.
2007) (Debtors who are unable to take advantage of federal
and Kansas state exemptions under Kansas law because they
no longer reside in that state may use the federal exemptions
under the saving provision).