The constitution provides for freedom of religion. It stipulates that there will be no state religion but allows the state to fund “private or parochial” schools for non-religious purposes.
The law requires religious groups to obtain charters as nonprofit organizations from the Office of the Attorney General. As nonprofit organizations, religious groups and mission agencies are exempt from paying taxes. Foreign missionaries are required under law to obtain missionary permits at the Office of Immigration.
The law prohibits religious instruction in public schools. Representatives of any religious group, however, may request government financial support for religious schools.