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NIF - Tax ID

Acquire your Portuguese NIF effortlessly with our user-friendly online service. Apply conveniently from your home and expect to receive your NIF in just one week. We provide step-by-step guidance, making the process seamless and stress-free as you prepare for your new life in Portugal. Begin your journey smoothly by filling out our partner online application.​

Portugal NIF number

12 months of fiscal representation

Tax Office login

Understanding the NIF in Portugal

The NIF, or Número de Identificação Fiscal, is a nine-digit Portuguese taxpayer identification number, crucial for anyone planning to move to Portugal. It's issued by the local tax authorities and appears on tax cards and Portuguese citizenship identity cards. Acquiring a NIF is a primary step in your relocation process.

Applying for a NIF doesn't automatically classify you as a Portuguese tax resident, but it's advisable to obtain one early on, particularly if you're involved in property transactions in Portugal. Eligibility requires legal age and a few documents for an immediate issuance of your NIF.

Why do you need a NIF tax ID?

Non-residents or individuals without a Portuguese, EU, or EAA address need a "Representante Fiscal" (tax representative) in Portugal to apply for a NIF. This representative must have a local address and a valid NIF.


Apply for NIF online

  • Valid passport (or National ID card for EU citizens)

  • Proof of address outside Portugal

  • A recent telephone or utility bill

  • A recent bank account statement in your name

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