Approximately thirty religious organizations are registered with the Ministry of Interior Religious Affairs Section in Taiwan. Religious organizations may register with the central authorities through their islandwide associations under the Temple Management Law, the Civic Organizations Law, or the chapter of the Civil Code that governs foundations and associations. On 14 March 2003, the Ministry of Interior of Taiwan added the Church of Scientology to its list of formally recognized religious organizations.
“As soon as the applicant is considered a new religion, it must submit the data of its own religious doctrines, purposes, scriptures, rituals, and religious organization structures, etc. to the Ministry for reference. Therefore, your Organisation has been approved for being upgraded as a national religious corporation. So, it is now a fact, your corporation is accepted as a new religion.”