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RULE §511.22Initial Filing of the Application of Intent

(a) The initial filing of the application of intent shall be made on forms prescribed by the board and shall also be in compliance with board rules and with all applicable laws. The application of intent may be submitted at any time and will be used to determine compliance and eligibility for an applicant to take the UCPAE. The application of intent will remain active until:

  (1) an applicant takes at least one section of the UCPAE within two years from the date of submission of the application; or

  (2) the second anniversary of the submission of the application has lapsed.

(b) Each applicant who submits an application of intent to determine eligibility for the UCPAE must pay a nonrefundable filing fee in accordance with §521.12 of this title (relating to Filing Fee). An application of intent not accompanied by the proper fee or required documents shall not be considered complete. The withholding of information, a misrepresentation, or any untrue statement on the application or supplemental documents will be cause for rejection of the application.

(c) Each applicant must provide official educational documents to be used in determining compliance with the applicable education requirements of the Act.

(d) Each applicant must comply with the board's fingerprinting process that accesses the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) database and the Texas Department of Public Safety-Crime Records division files. This is necessary to ensure an applicant to take the uniform CPA examination or to receive a certificate lacks a history of dishonest or felonious acts and the board is aware of any criminal activity that might be relevant to the applicant's qualifications to take the UCPAE.

(e) Each applicant will be notified when all requirements have been met to apply to take the UCPAE, and with the notification, an examination application will be made available to the applicant.

(f) Each applicant must provide a copy of the following documents:

  (1) Unexpired driver's license issued by a state of the United States provided it contains a photograph and information such as name, date of birth, sex, height, eye color, and address; or an unexpired United States passport; and

  (2) social security card. Such information shall be considered confidential and can only be disclosed under the provisions of the Act.

(g) Applicants who are citizens of a foreign country and who cannot meet the requirements of subsection (f) of this section shall comply by providing evidence of a non-expired F-1 Visa issued to students attending a university or college. The board may consider an F-1 Visa with a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. Form I-20 shall be approved by the designated school official at the educational institution where the applicant is currently attending.

(h) Applicants who cannot meet the requirements of subsection (f) or (g) of this section may be eligible to take the UCPAE by providing evidence of both identity and employment authorization by submitting a copy of one of the following unexpired documents:

  (1) An Alien Registration Receipt Card or Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551); or

  (2) A foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp, or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa; or

  (3) An Employment Authorization Document which contains a photograph (Form I-766).

(i) Applicants who do not have or do not submit a social security card will be required to pay an additional fee to NASBA each time they make application for the UCPAE to verify their legal entry into the U.S.

Source Note: The provisions of this §511.22 adopted to be effective December 14, 1999, 24 TexReg 11105; amended to be effective February 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 965; amended to be effective February 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 1099; amended to be effective August 8, 2012, 37 TexReg 5771; amended to be effective April 16, 2014, 39 TexReg 2853; amended to be effective February 8, 2017, 42 TexReg 419; amended to be effective June 5, 2019, 44 TexReg 2720; amended to be effective December 4, 2019, 44 TexReg 7389; amended to be effective June 2, 2021, 46 TexReg 3400

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