Non Habitual Residency

Portugal boasts one of the most flexible and sophisticated taxation systems in Europe. One of the best parts about it is of course the “Non Habitual Residency” regime, or more commonly referred to as simply “NHR”. What is NHR? In short it 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. Please consult our FAQ section to learn more about NHR and gain a better understanding of what it is and what it is not.

Disclaimer! Please note that in order to fully understand how exactly you can benefit from NHR, we highly recommend to schedule a consultation with a tax advisor that will develop a personalised strategy of applying NHR regulations in your particular case.

Find answers to frequently asked questions

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 residency registration with the Junta de Freguesia. 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.