Portuguese NIF

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If you’re looking to become a tax resident, expat, open a bank account, sign up for insurance or something else – you will need a NIF; or a Número de Identificação Fiscal as known in Portugal. What is it; simply, it’s your taxpayer ID.

Usually, it only takes as little as a week to receive your NIF.

When will you likely need a NIF?

  • Buying or renting property
  • Purchasing a care
  • Opening a Portuguese bank account
  • Taking out broadband
  • Starting a phone contract
  • Plus more…

Do I need fiscal representation

If you are a non-EU resident, you will need Fiscal Representation when applying for your NIF. Simply because, you require a Portuguese address and a fallback for your tax compliance – so until you have your own address in Portugal, we can cover you.

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  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified proof of residency
  • Fiscal representation
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You’ll receive your NIF number within a week of applying, and from there you can enjoy the benefits of being a tax resident - plus begin your NHR or Visa application!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a NIF?

A NIF – or, a Número de Identificação Fiscal – is a tax payer number used for residents of Portugal. You will need a Portuguese NIF to be able to apply for the NHR scheme.

How do I get a Portuguese NIF?

To obtain a Portuguese NIF we will need to see: 

  • A certified copy of your passport
  • A certified proof of residency 
  • Proof of Fiscal Representation

How long does it take to get a NIF?

Timelines in Portugal can vary however, RHJ Law aims to secure your Portuguese NIF number within 1-working week.

What is Fiscal representation and why do I need this for a Portuguese NIF?

A fiscal representative is a certified Portuguese accountant who assists you with your tax obligations in Portugal. As a NIF number is a tax obligation, you may need a Fiscal Rep to aid you in meeting certain deadlines.

If you think you need fiscal representation, or want to find out more about it, then get in touch or click here to look through our Fiscal Representation page.

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