Church Entry/Church Exit Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A church entry / church re-entry is to be declared to the relevant parish, a church exit takes place at the registry office.

A church entry or church re-entry must be declared to the relevant parish. This informs the registration authority of the admission.

A church exit must take place in Schleswig-Holstein at the registry office.

Requirements :
Leaving a church, religious community or ideological community can be declared by those who have reached the age of 14. For a person who has not yet reached the age of 14, the legal representative who is entitled to care for the person (parents, if applicable one parent) can declare that he or she will leave the Church. In the case of children who have reached the age of 12, the resignation cannot be declared against his will.

The declaration of resignation must be submitted in person before the registry office.

  • Identity card or passport or foreign identity card with a confirmation of registration not older than six months,
  • if available: baptismal certificate,
  • for married persons and persons living in civil partnership: marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate.


With the notarization of the resignation, the responsible tax office makes the change of the information for the church tax deduction as a wage tax feature (electronic tax card) on request.

  • Tax offices in Schleswig-Holstein
  • Act on the Collection of Church Taxes in the State of Schleswig-Holstein (Church Tax Act - KiStG),
  • Act on the Withdrawal from Religious Communities under Public Law in Schleswig-Holstein (Church Exit Act - KiAustrG),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) Tarifstelle 26.3 - VwGebV.

Related Links

  • Church Tax Act (KiStG)
  • Church Exit Act (KiAustrG)
  • VwGebV

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