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How to request a NIF in Portugal

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Complete the form

Fill the form with your information to start your request.

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Pay the processing fees

Complete your order and pay the fee.

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Verify your identity

We contact you to get your identity document and proof of address.

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Receive your NIF

Get your NIF by email in around 7 days.

Obtaining your NIF in Portugal doesn’t need to be complicated.

Moving to Portugal ? You will need a Portuguese tax ID and tax representation, which is called a Número de Identificação Fiscal (shortened as NIF).

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How to get a NIF in Portugal ?

Portugal has recently become one of the most popular destinations for expatriates, thanks to many benefits offered. Whether these advantages are in terms of quality of life or advantageous taxation, the total population of foreign residents has increased by 40% in the last ten years, mostly from the western population. If you are interested in moving to Portugal yourself, you should know that the first step to a successful relocation is to obtain a tax identification number, called NIF. Let's find out how to get a NIF online, without even having to be in Portugal.

What is the NIF in Portugal ?

NIF stands for Número de Identificação Fiscal, the Portuguese taxpayer identification number, and is necessary for all the steps you need to take in Portugal, from opening a bank account to taking out insurance policies or renting an apartment. It is also called “numero de contribuable”.

Why do I need a NIF in Portugal ?

The NIF in Portugal is absolutely essential if you plan to stay in Portugal for more than a few months, since it is required for all possible procedures. In particular, it is required for :

This list is not complete, and if you plan to live and work in Portugal, your NIF number will even be asked for your smallest purchases in stores (even in McDonald's for example!), in order to obtain a tax deduction on your taxes according to the purchases made and linked to your Portuguese NIF.

How to apply for a NIF in Portugal online ?

To apply for a Portuguese NIF online, you do not need to be physically in Portugal, it can be done entirely online. You will only need a fiscal representative residing in Portugal. If you don't know anyone living in Portugal who can represent you for tax purposes, you can use an online NIF application service, which will put you in touch with a tax representative living in Portugal.

Request my NIF in Portugal as a European citizen

If you already are a European citizen, all you have to do is order your NIF in Portugal online and send us an ID (such as an ID card from your country, or your passport), as well as a proof of residence from your country (not necessarily from Portugal). The proof of address will not be used to send you any documents by mail, all documents related to your NIF will be sent to your fiscal representative, who will send them directly to you by email.œ

Request my NIF in Portugal as a non-European

If you are not a European citizen, it is also possible to order your NIF in Portugal simply by sending a copy of your passport and a proof of address from your country of residence (it does not have to be a Portuguese address, an address from your country is sufficient). The address of the proof of residence will never be used to send you a document by mail, all documents will be sent to your fiscal representative who will send them directly to you by email.

How do I request my NIF from Brazil ?

To apply for your NIF in Portugal from Brazil, it is necessary to have a fiscal representative residing in Portugal. If you do not know any Portuguese residents who can represent you for tax purposes, you can apply for your NIF in Portugal online. All you have to do is fill in the form and send a copy of your passport and a proof of address (this can be a Brazilian address, no document will be sent to this address). Then, you will receive your NIF online by email. This procedure usually takes between 3 and 7 days, but this time may vary depending on the possible delays of the Portuguese tax office.

How do I request my NIF from the United States ?

You can apply for your NIF in Portugal online from the US. All you need to do is appoint a tax representative residing in Portugal. You can use a service that will apply for your NIF in Portugal on your behalf, and will therefore represent you for tax purposes. You will need a copy of your passport and proof of address, which you will need to submit after completing the form and confirming your order. Your online NIF application will then be processed and your NIF document will be sent to you directly by email, usually within 3 to 7 days following your application (time may vary depending on the delays of the Portuguese tax office).

How can I request my NIF from Portugal ?

It is possible to apply for your NIF online directly from Portugal. All you have to do is order your NIF number in Portugal from an online service, and then, when requested, send a copy of your passport and proof of address. The proof of address does not need to prove a Portuguese address, as no documents will be sent to this address. All documents from the Portuguese tax office regarding your NIF in Portugal will be sent directly to Anchorless, who will send them to you by email.

How do I request my NIF in Portugal from abroad ?

It is possible to apply for your NIF in Portugal online from anywhere in the world. You do not need to live or be in Portugal to obtain your NIF. The application for a NIF in Portugal can be done online, with only little information and two documents: a copy of your passport and a proof of address. Everything will then be done by email, no physical document will be sent, your Portuguese NIF number document will be sent to you electronically.

How to request a NIF in Portugal for a minor ?

To apply for a NIF for a minor, the same rules according to the country of nationality apply as for adults. In addition to these rules, you will need to provide the following additional documents:

If the minor is in the custody of only one parent, you will need to provide proof of single parent custody (proof of custody, death certificate, etc...) in place of the second parent's passport copy.

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