top of page

Recognition of religion or belief in Timor-Leste

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste are classified receptive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Timor-Leste


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; legal registration is offered to all religious groups with the primary benefit being tax-exempt status.

  • There exists a couple of two-step verifications that are unnecessary.

  • There is a separate process of registration for groups with primarily foreign members or perhaps of foreign origin.

  • Protestants and Muslims have reported some cases of discrimination and harassment.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Establish differentiation between existential recognition and legal registration.

  • Forms of discriminations and harassment reported should be resolved through means of recognition.

  • Remove some of the administrative hurdles.

  • To achieve dynamic status, establish an independent recognition agency to manage the recognition system.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
Country or territory
bottom of page