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Schleswig-Holstein

Leaving the church

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In Schleswig-Holstein, leaving the church must be done at the registry office.


Who should I contact?

You must declare your resignation from the church/religious community to your local registry office.

Requirements

Anyone who has reached the age of 14 can declare their withdrawal from a church, religious community or ideological community. For a person who has not yet reached the age of 14, the legal representative who has custody of the person (parents or, if applicable, one parent) can declare their withdrawal from the church. Children who have reached the age of 12 cannot declare their withdrawal against their will.

The declaration of withdrawal must be made in person at the registry office.

Which documents are required?
  • Identity card or passport or foreign identity card with a confirmation of registration that is not older than six months,
What are the fees?

The fee for leaving the church is 20.00 euros in accordance with the state ordinance on administrative fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Leaving the church takes effect on the day of the declaration.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

When the resignation is notarized, the responsible tax office will change the information for the church tax deduction as an income tax characteristic (electronic income tax card) upon request.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
Professionally released on

14.06.2022

Who should I contact?

You must declare your resignation from the church/religious community to your local registry office.

Requirements

Anyone who has reached the age of 14 can declare their withdrawal from a church, religious community or ideological community. For a person who has not yet reached the age of 14, the legal representative who has custody of the person (parents or, if applicable, one parent) can declare their withdrawal from the church. Children who have reached the age of 12 cannot declare their withdrawal against their will.

The declaration of withdrawal must be made in person at the registry office.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport or foreign identity card with a confirmation of registration that is not older than six months,

What are the fees?

The fee for leaving the church is 20.00 euros in accordance with the state ordinance on administrative fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Leaving the church takes effect on the day of the declaration.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

When the resignation is notarized, the responsible tax office will change the information for the church tax deduction as an income tax characteristic (electronic income tax card) upon request.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

Professionally released on

14.06.2022

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