NHR for digital nomads

NHR is a special taxation regime that is available under certain eligibility criteria to expats that recently moved to Portugal. This status grants certain tax exemptions and privileges over a 10 year period.

We offer a registration service where our legal team will prepare and submit your application for NHR status. Lawyers of E-residence will save months of your time and large amount of money spent on legal fees!

We help you to make your decisions, to run estimates, to file returns and other reporting obligations, to ensure that you are fully compliant and always in a timely fashion.

0% tax on crypto

In Portugal cryptocurrency is considered as any other currency, so your gains will not be a subject to tax

0% tax on dividends

Foreign sourced dividends are taxed at 0%

0% tax on wealth

Portugal has 0% wealth tax, unlike other European countries

0% tax on foreign income

As determined by the applicable Tax Treaty or the OECD model tax convention, if no Tax Treaty is in force between Portugal and the country of source

20% tax on self-employment

Self employment (freelance) and employment considered as high value professions are taxed at 20%

No minimum stay requirement

There is no minimum stay requirement for EU citizens, if they have a rented or owned place to live

Fast track to an EU passport

After 5 years of living in Portugal, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship

Remote worker friendly & affordable

Median rent in Lisbon is €700/mo which is 63% lower than the median rent in Europe. Food and other expenses are also much cheaper

How can you apply for NHR status online?

You will need to provide:

  • EU passport or residence permit in Portugal
  • proof of fiscal address in Portugal (your own residential property or rent contract registered in Tax Authorities of Portugal)
  • NIF – portuguese tax identification number ( if you don’t have it yet, apply here)
  • bank statement for EUR 9500 minimum (subsistence minimum x 12 months) relevant for the day of appointment (1-2 days before)

(in order to obtain Certificado do Registo de Cidadão da União Europeia or CRUE, which is required for NHR application)

Service includes: request for NHR status, support from our legal department throughout the process.
The price of this service is €500


What is NHR?

As a part of its effort to attract foreigners, Portugal introduced the “Non Habitual Residency” tax regime which is commonly referred to as simply NHR. This regime encompasses a number of tax exemptions and privileges and its main aim is to provide an opportunity to optimise taxes for certain groups of people.

NHR and cryptocurrencies?

Currently with NHR in Portugal it is very convenient to trade and receive benefits from cryptocurrencies. Did you know that you may be 100% exempt from paying capital gain taxes on any crypto related gains?

What kind of exemptions exist under NHR?

Generally speaking, most foreign-source income is tax exempt in Portugal, however there are conditions that must be met in order for this to apply.

What is necessary to register as NHR?

In order to register as NHR, you need to have a NIF (no worries if you don’t have one, as you can always apply through our platform), and a permit to stay legally in Portugal (EU citizenship or Portuguese residency). You will also need to provide us with access to "portal das finanças", in order for a member of our legal team to change your fiscal status (you can change the password after we are done with your application).

How long does this process take?

Once you fill out your application and pay the fee, our legal team will complete the procedure to request the NHR status for you. On average it takes 2-3 weeks to handle this request.

What are the advantages of NHR?

Basically speaking, the NHR allows you to optimise your tax payouts and greatly reduce what you owe in taxes to the government. Even though it sounds sketchy, but this is a completely legal regime that functions according to all tax laws and it is globally renowned and accepted.