SOCIAL SECURITY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NISS)

Social security identification numbers (NISS) enable unique, precise and rigorous nationwide identification for the purposes of social security and allow access to rights and obligations.

Applicable for foreign nationals who want to work in Portugal and who do not have an NISS.

How to apply for NISS

Prepare your documents:
– Passport
– NIF

Submit application form
in 2 minutes and pay €150 processing fee

Complete identity verification in 2 minutes

Make a signature in the application to e-sign it in your form

Receive your NISS
in 5 working days

FAQ
Who can applying for a social security identification number (NISS)?

Foreign nationals who are in Portugal to work:

  • as employees;
  • as self-employed workers;
  • as domestic workers.