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Getting a Portuguese Tax ID (NIF) is crucial if you're planning to relocate to Portugal. With a NIF, you'll be able to legally operate your business in the country and enjoy its favorable tax regime. Ready to get started? E-Residence ensures you have everything you need to successfully launch your remote business in Portugal. Don't miss out on the benefits that come with having a Portuguese Tax ID – Take the first step and we’ll handle the rest.

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What is a NIF?
NIF, more commonly referred to as simply “Contribuinte” stands for “Número de Identificação Fiscal” which translates as the Number of tax identification, is the first step and the cornerstone for any economic activity in Portugal. It is required for both residents and non-residents of Portugal that wish to open a bank account, do any kind of deals with real estate, acquire a residence permit, contract an internet provider, etc. Hence, if you are considering moving to Portugal, conducting any kind of business activities or even simply staying here for prolonged periods of time - registering NIF is a priority.
How long does it take to acquire a NIF?

Generally it takes from a couple of hours to a couple of days to issue a NIF Portugal, however it should be noted that the time depends first of all on the AT office and there have been cases when clients have waited up to a month to get their NIF. Please, take a note that the timeframe counts from the day of signing the Power of Attorney.

Does a NIF ever expire?

No, NIF does not have an expiration date and is issued “for life”. In case you lose your NIF, you will not be simply assigned a new number, you will have to start a new process from scratch and get a brand new document.

Which authority issues NIF?

The document is issued by “Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira” (Tax and Customs Authority) and contains all tax and financial information of its holder. For non residents it is required to have a local tax representative.

What is this “tax representation”?

Foreigners recommended to have a local tax representative in order to file for a NIF. If you don't need it, let us know it before your application. Our processing fee covers the registration and tax representation for 1 year. It will be renewed in a one year for €99.

Can I change a fiscal representative/address/data in my NIF?

Yes, after you get residency you can change the address in your NIF, so you won't need a fiscal representative anymore. You can do it by yourself on the official website "portal das financas", visit tax office.

Also, you may set up an online notification channel (email and Portugal phone number) and ask the tax office to withdraw a representative.

How long does tax representation last?

According to the contract, our tax representation lasts 1 year, however it can be renewed. At the end of that year, your fiscal representation will automatically be renewed at a rate of €99/year. You may cancel this service after you become a Portugal tax resident and update your address with the tax office. More info about link.

How can I make a NIF for kids?

Required documents for NIF for minors:

  • scan of child's passport 
  • a birth certificate translated to English or Portuguese with an apostille (we offer the service of translation and notarization)
  • scans of both parents' passports
  • NIF certificate of at least one parent
Can I get a password for “portal das financas”?

Yes it is possible to request a password for this portal. In this case it will be sent to us and we will forward it to you.

Via link, you can find more info about password.

How will I receive my NIF?

In 100% cases, we send NIFs online in a PDF format. As soon as we get your document - we will send it to the email and WhatsApp you provided us.

Also, when you apply, you can add mail delivery.

What if i had temporary NIF?

Issuing of permanent NIF can be done after cancellation of temporary NIF, for this reason it can take more time than usually.

How to apply for NIF number in Portugal online?

For residents of Portugal you can apply online at Finanças (website in Portuguese only)

How do I get proof of address in Portugal?

The most widely accepted document is your Portugal is Atestado de residência(Junta de Freguesia) or residence permit, also known as the "Título de residência"

How can I check my NIF number in Portugal?

The NIF, or Número de Identificação Fiscal, is your nine-digit Portuguese taxpayer number.

You can check it in any tax office or try to log in in to your personal tax account.

How can I get a free NIF in Portugal?

The default way of getting a NIF number is to go to your closest Finanças (Portuguese tax office) and apply for it in person.

This path is completely free for EU/EEA residents.

Can you work in Portugal without a NIF?

A foreign person, resident or non-resident in Portugal, who works and pays taxes in Portugal must have a Tax Identification Number (NIF)

Do you need a Portuguese address for NIF?

No, you don't need a Portuguese address, If you are not residing out of Portugal, you need to have a tax representative (we also offer it).

Do I need a NIF to buy a house in Portugal?

In order to buy a house in Portugal you will need a Tax Identification Number (NIF).

Is TIN and NIF the same in Portugal?

Yes, also known as a Taxpayer Number, or referred to simply by the Portuguese initials NIF, it is composed of nine digits and is used by the Treasury to identify people with taxpaying obligations.

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