Yes, you must continue to submit the BE-577 survey until the exemption is approved by BEA. You are only required to submit reports for affiliates with a “required” filing status in BEA’s eFile system. Please note that BEA cannot process exemption requests received via secure message or email. You must submit the BE-577 Form, selecting option 6 in question 8 and complete Part V (Certification for Exemption) question 29 A, B, or C.