The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom.
The Ministry of Interior (MOI) maintains an official registry of religious groups. The government does not require religious groups to register but recommends that they do so to receive exemptions from taxes, and land use and construction permit fees. Registered religious groups must prove that they are nonprofit organizations to be exempt from tax requirements. If recognized as a religious organization but not eligible for nonprofit status, a religious group is required to pay local taxes and customs duties on imports.
Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant groups operate primary and secondary schools. These schools must register with the Ministry of Education, which is charged with ensuring they meet the same standards required for public schools.