Your first step to e-residency Portugal: Apply for NIF (Tax id)


The concept of E-Residency program offers the possibility to obtain a digital identity and access to professional and business activity in Portugal for NON Portuguese nationals.


When you become an e-resident, you can register your company online and run your business remotely hassle-free.


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NIF, more commonly referred to as simply “Contribuinte” stands for “Número de Identificação Fiscal” which translates as the Number of tax identification, is the first step and the cornerstone for any economic activity in Portugal. It is required for both residents and non-residents of Portugal that wish to open a bank account, do any kind of deals with real estate, acquire a residence permit, contract an internet provider, etc. Hence, if you are considering moving to Portugal, conducting any kind of business activities or even simply staying here for prolonged periods of time - registering NIF is a priority.

Generally it takes from a couple of hours to a couple of days to issue a NIF, however it should be noted that the time depends first of all on the AT office and there have been cases when clients have waited up to a month to get their NIF. Hence you should always prepare for the longest scenario (3-4 weeks).

No, NIF does not have an expiration date and is issued “for life”.

The document is issued by “Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira” (Tax and Customs Authority) and contains all tax and financial information of its holder. For non residents it is required to have a local tax representative.

Foreigners are required to have a local tax representative in order to file for a NIF.

Yes, after you get residency you can change the address in your NIF, so you won't need a fiscal representative anymore. You can do it by yourself on the official website "portal das financas" or we can do it with the fee of 100€ .

According to the contract, our tax representation lasts 1 year, however it can be renewed.

It is possible to file for a NIF for minors, however please note that you will have to additionally submit a translated birth certificate with an apostille.

Currently NIFs are issued online in a pdf format. As soon as we get your document - we will send it to the email you provided us.

Issuing of permanent NIF can be done after cancellation of temporary NIF, for this reason it can take more time than usually.