Getting your NIF in Portugal shouldn’t be difficultIf you are relocating to Portugal, having a Portuguese tax ID (Número de Identificação Fiscal or NIF) is essential. GetNIFportugal is your go-to partner to help make the process as smooth and effortless as possible.
ConvenientSimply order your Portuguese NIF using our online form. The website is compatible with all devices.
FastAfter completing our online form to kick-start the process, you can expect to receive your shiny new NIF within 2-3 weeks.
ReliableWe’ll keep you up to speed throughout the process. If you have any questions, simply reach out to us.
SecureFrom start to finish, the process of obtaining your NIF with us is 100% safe and secure.
How it worksTo begin, all you will need is a scanned image of your passport, proof of address, and a credit card.
How else can we help?We want to make your move to Portugal as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. If there is something else that we can help you with, get in touch with us.
Frequently asked questionsWe want to make your move to Portugal as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. If there is something else that we can help you with, get in touch with us.
What is a NIF and why do I need one?
Your NIF or Número de Identificação Fiscal (sometimes referred to as the Número de Contribuinte) is your Portuguese Tax Identification number that you will need for financial transactions in the country and everyday activities. This includes opening a Portuguese bank account, getting a phone subscription, securing a rental property agreement, and even health insurance.
How long does it take to receive a NIF?
Usually 1-2 weeks, sometimes longer if the Tax Office is experiencing delays.
What’s the process of obtaining a NIF with GetNIFportugal?
Prepare your documents Place an order on our website Sign the power of attorney - signature should be the same as displayed on the passport GetNIFportugal submits your request to the Tax Office in Portugal Receive your NIF and password for the Finances Portal
Who can I have as my tax representative?
We will connect you with a Portuguese lawyer who will act as your tax representative. They will also request the NIF on your behalf.
As an EU citizen, do I need a tax representative?
No, as an EU citizen, you can request your NIF yourself. However, if you would like someone to obtain the NIF on your behalf, then you will need a tax representative.
What document can I use as proof of address?
Proof of address should be a recent utility bill, a bank statement issued within the last 90 days, or a copy of the front and back of a valid driver's license displaying the residential address in full.
How do I send a copy of my passport?
Passport copy should include both the photo and signature pages in full, and your hands should not be visible.
Do you offer ongoing tax representation?
Yes, but our services are currently limited to issuing a NIF for you and fiscal representation, including forwarding messages from the Tax Office until you are assigned a new tax representative (charged at €350 EUR per year).
Are all nationalities covered?
Yes, we can obtain a NIF for any nationality.
Can I get a NIF for my children?
Yes, just fill out the form with your child’s details. Note that if your child is under the age of 18, both parents will need to sign the power of attorney.
Does each family member need to have their own NIF?
Yes, each family member will need to have their own NIF.