The absolute requirements for becoming a Mason are:
- Be a man, at least 21 years old
- Have belief in a Supreme Being (of any faith, no particular religion or faith is required or excluded, all are welcome.)
- You should be someone who does, or wants to learn to, enjoy the company of other men from all different social classes, faiths, backgrounds, races, countries, etc. Masonry is universal in its ideals.
- You have the time to participate (usually two or three evenings/month at first for meetings and instruction, and then at least one evening per month for meetings from then on -- often more if you get involved in lodge activities).
- You can afford the initiation fees and the annual dues without hardship to yourself or your family.
- You should be coming to Masonry "of your own free will and accord", to learn to improve yourself and to enjoy the company of other good people, not because someone keeps pestering you to join or because you think it will help you "get ahead" in business.
If you are a family man, Masonry considers that your family obligations come FIRST, so you must be sure that:
To join, all you have to do ask a Mason:
- Preferably someone you know or at least who lives or works nearby, or...
- If you think that you don't know any Masons in your area, you could send e-mail to Mr. Anup Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org giving him details of your name, age, profession, home or postal address, phone numbers and email address and ask that anyone who lives in your general area reply to you.
- You can call the Grand Lodge/Regional Grand Lodge office and get information.