Portugal is one of the most attractive locations for digital nomads, startups and bigger companies, so the official start of e-Residency program was already expected by huge amount of people. Now the government is finally ready to launch the e-Residency Portugal.
The concept of e-Residency Portugal program combines the possibility to assign a digital identity and access to professional and business activity in Portugal and to Portuguese online public services through the identity verification of a non-resident citizen or company.
It includes obtaining the NIF – Portuguese Tax Identification Number, the NISS – Social Security Identification Number, registration of a company, opening a bank account and other public services.
Digital nomads and individual entrepreneurs
Non-Portuguese companies, planning to do business in the EU and outside the EU, but basing in Portugal
Portuguese service providers (e.g. financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms…)
Benefits for participants:
Faster and easier application process
100% remote access to the program through fully digital autorisation
Several options of authentication
Less requirements and less costs
Attractive fiscal policy
Developed business environment
Benefits for Portugal:
Creation of new jobs
New sources of tax revenue
Digitization of Portuguese administrative and business environment
Attracting new talents and startups
Increasing Portuguese impact in EU business connections
It guarantees high standards of identity and authentication of individuals and organisations, and prevents money laundering and other financial crimes.