The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom.
Religious groups must register with the government. To register, a group must send a letter requesting authorization to the Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOJ). Once the group obtains authorization, it must submit the following package to a notary public: the MOJ’s approval letter, the group’s statutes, the minutes or report from a meeting attended by all group members and signed by its president and secretary, a list of board members, copies of the national identity cards of all members, and a certificate from the registrar’s office attesting that no existing organization has the same name. After payment of applicable notarial fees, the announcement is published in the government gazette and the group can then operate fully as a registered group.