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It is often one of the first steps for expatriates who plan to reside in, or have a financial connection with, Portugal.

A Portugal NIF, which stands for Número de Identificação Fiscal, is the Portuguese tax identification number. It is a unique number assigned to both individuals and companies to serve as a means of identification before tax authorities.

Below, you'll find a description of what a Portugal NIF is and how it works:

The NIF is used for all tax-related activities and legal transactions in Portugal. It is essential for carrying out financial transactions such as opening a bank account, signing a contract, receiving a salary, setting up utilities, or completing property transactions.

Once obtained, the NIF must be presented when engaging in activities that have tax implications. Employers require the NIF to process paychecks and withhold the correct amount of tax.

It is used in all invoices and receipts to ensure proper accounting and tax reporting.

Importance for Non-Residents:
Non-residents who wish to engage in economic activities or own property in Portugal also need to obtain a NIF. As a non-resident, you will need a NIF with fiscal representation.

What’s included

Our NIF service includes the following:

- Your Portugal NIF number and PDF documentation

- 12 months fiscal representation is included. This is critical for non-residents.

- Automatic request of your Portal das Finanças password

How long it takes to get a NIF

Portugal NIFs normally take up to 10-24 business days to process. However, we can do it in just one day once we receive your application form. In exceptional circumstances, there can be delays with the Tax Office. We will provide a full refund if it isn't delivered within 3 business days.

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Founded in April 2021, Movingto was inspired by our own experiences of moving from London to Lisbon. Frustrated with the archaic process, we wanted to make relocating a modern, digital, user-friendly, and more cost-effective experience.

Fast forward 3 years and we now have a team of solicitors who have processed hundreds of visas for people around the world.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Portuguese NIF?

A NIF, or Número de Identificação Fiscal, is a Portuguese tax identification number. It's a unique nine-digit number that the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority assigns to each individual or corporate entity. It's essential for any financial transaction within Portugal, such as opening a bank account, buying property, setting up a business, or even registering your kids for school.

Who needs a Portuguese NIF?

Any individual or corporate entity planning to carry out any type of financial transaction in Portugal needs a NIF. This includes but is not limited to, residents and non-residents, Portuguese and foreign citizens, and companies registered in Portugal.

Can a NIF be used as a form of identification in Portugal?

While a NIF is a unique identifier issued by the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority, it's not considered a form of identification like a passport or ID card. It's primarily used for tax and financial transactions.

What documents do I need to apply for a NIF?

If you're an individual, you'll need your passport or ID and proof of address. If you're applying on behalf of a company, you'll need additional documents related to the company, such as the Articles of Association.

How long does it take to get a Portugal NIF?

For most businesses, it can take 14 or more days. For Movingto, we can do it in 1 business day. We have better processes to make this possible. You will need to account for public holidays and weekends. In extreme circumstances, there can be delays with the Tax Office, however, this is not a regular occurrence.

Is there an expiry date for the Portugal NIF?

Your NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal, or Tax Identification Number) does not have an expiration date. It is issued to you for life and remains valid throughout your lifetime.

How does fiscal representation work?

Movingto provides you with a Portuguese fiscal representative.

This representative will forward any messages you receive from the Tax Office to you.

Learn more about who requires a fiscal representative in Portugal.

Can I change my fiscal representative?

After you arrive in Portugal, you will be able to change your fiscal representative. This can be done as soon as you declare your own Portugal address, with a proof of address associated with your NIF.

Learn more about how to nominate a fiscal representative.

Can I purchase a NIF for a child?

Yes, you can purchase a NIF for a minor. It's highly recommended to get one for your child before arriving in Portugal.

Can I purchase a NIF outside of Europe?

Yes, the majority of our clients are outside of Europe when they purchase a NIF. You can purchase it online, and we deliver it via email as a PDF anywhere in the world.

What nationalities does Movingto support with a Portugal NIF?

Movingto supports all nationalities when purchasing a Portugal NIF.

Do you offer ongoing fiscal representation?

We provide fiscal representation for 12 months when you purchase a NIF from us. You can purchase an additional 12 months for a fee.

You can purchase fiscal representation here.

Are NIFs and TINs the same thing in Portugal?

NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal) is the Portuguese Taxpayer Identification Number.

TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) is a more general term that refers to tax identification numbers used in various countries.

While they serve a similar purpose of identifying taxpayers, the NIF is specifically the tax identification number used in Portugal, whereas the TIN is a broader term that can apply to different countries' tax ID systems.

So in summary, the NIF is the specific tax identification number used in Portugal, whereas the TIN is a more general term that encompasses different countries' taxpayer identification systems, including but not limited to the Portuguese NIF.

Is it possible to work in Portugal without a NIF?

No, it is generally not possible to work in Portugal without a NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal or Tax Identification Number)

A NIF is mandatory for individuals working in Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or foreign nationals.

The NIF is required for:
- Registering as an employee
- Paying taxes
- Opening a bank account
- Signing a work contract
- Interacting with government agencies and authorities
- Without a valid NIF, an individual cannot legally work or be employed in Portugal.

Foreigners moving to Portugal are required to obtain a NIF, either before arriving or shortly after, in order to be able to work and reside in the country legally.

In summary, a NIF is an essential requirement for anyone seeking to work in Portugal, and it is not possible to legally work in the country without this tax identification number.

Do I need a NIF to purchase a house in Portugal?

Yes, you will need a NIF to purchase a house in Portugal.

How do I get a password for “portal das financas”?

To get a password for the "Portal das Finanças" (the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority's online portal) in Portugal, you can follow these steps:Obtain a NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal):

If you don't have a NIF yet, you'll need to apply for one. This can be done at the local tax office or, for non-residents, through the tax representative.

Register on the Portal das Finanças: Go to the official Portal das Finanças website ( and click on "Registe-se" (Register) to create an account.

Provide your personal information: You'll need to enter your NIF, full name, date of birth, and other required personal details to set up your account.

Set up your login credentials: During the registration process, you'll be prompted to create a username and password for your Portal das Finanças account.

Activate your account: After completing the registration, you may need to activate your account, often by entering a verification code sent to your mobile phone or email address.

Obtain a digital certificate (optional): For more secure access, you can also obtain a digital certificate, which can be used to log in to the portal instead of a username and password.

Remember to keep your Portal das Finanças login credentials safe and secure, as they will be used to access important tax-related information and services.

How will my NIF arrive?

We will send your NIF as a PDF via email.

Do I need a Portugal address to get a NIF?

No, you don't need a Portugal NIF. However, if you are not residing in Portugal, you will need a representative.

You can purchase fiscal representation here.

Have other questions?

You can learn more at the Movingto Knowledge Base.

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NIF + Bank Account

Your Portugal NIF will be requested by a fiscal representative through a power of attorney by the tax authorities.

After that, you must open a Portuguese bank account and transfer money to demonstrate that you have the financial resources to maintain your residence (€665 per month for the primary applicant and €333 per month for each accompanying family member).

Visa application

In person at the Portuguese Embassy or the appropriate authority in the country of origin or legal residence.

Depending on the consulate or embassy, visa requirements may differ. We will organize everything for you prior to your appointment.

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Residence permit

The initial residential permit is granted for a period of two years, followed by a three-year extension.

A resident who has lived in Portugal for five years is eligible to apply for a permanent residency permit valid for five years and can then pursue Portuguese citizenship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Moving is difficult, so we're sure you have a lot of questions!

What is a Portugal D7 Visa?

The Portugal D7 Visa, also known as the Passive Income Visa, is intended for individuals who wish to move to Portugal and can sustain themselves financially without needing employment there. This could be through pensions, rental income, financial investments, or other forms of passive income. It's popular among retirees, freelancers, and digital nomads.

Who is eligible for a D7 Visa?

You're eligible for a D7 Visa if you can demonstrate steady passive income that can comfortably cover your living expenses in Portugal. There's no specified minimum amount, but as a guide, it should meet the Portuguese minimum wage, currently of approximately €700 per month.

How long is the D7 Visa valid for?

The D7 Visa is initially valid for one year and can be renewed for successive periods of two years. After five years of legal residency, you can apply for permanent residency or even Portuguese Citizenship if you meet certain criteria.

Does the D7 Visa allow me to work in Portugal?

While the D7 Visa is geared towards individuals with passive income, it doesn't prohibit you from working. However, you'll need to meet certain requirements, and any income you generate from working can't be used to meet the income requirement for the visa.

Can my family come with me on a D7 Visa?

Yes, dependents can be included in your D7 Visa application. This can include your spouse, minor children, and dependent parents.

How do I apply for a D7 Visa?

Movingto will guide you through the whole application process. Which starts in your home country at a Portuguese embassy or consulate. You'll need to provide several documents, including proof of your passive income, and you may need to attend an interview. Once your application is approved, you move to Portugal and apply for a residence permit.

What documents do I need for the application?

You'll need to provide documents like a valid passport, proof of health insurance, criminal record certificate, and importantly, proof of your regular passive income. Check the embassy's requirements as they can vary.

How long does the application process take?

The processing time can vary but typically takes between 1-4 months. It's recommended to apply well in advance of your planned move date to account for any delays.

How much does the D7 Visa cost?

Movingto has the best prices in the market at $2,800 per first applicant. There could be additional costs for document translations or notary services. Be sure to check with your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

What steps do I need to take after arriving in Portugal with my D7 Visa?

Once you're in Portugal, you'll need to apply for a residence permit, register with the local authorities, and set up your tax status. You may also want to open a Portuguese bank account.

Can I buy property in Portugal with a D7 Visa?

Yes, there are no restrictions on property ownership for D7 Visa holders. In fact, Movingto can assist you in securing the best mortgage rates in Portugal.

How does health insurance work in Portugal?

Health insurance is a requirement for the D7 Visa. Portugal has a public health system, but you may choose to opt for private health insurance. You can compare health insurance options on Movingto

What about taxes?

That is the best part! As a resident of Portugal, you are eligible to apply for an NHR tax regime and save lots of money by paying to reduce taxes in Portugal. Portugal has numerous double tax agreements in place to avoid you being taxed twice.

Can I extend or renew my D7 Visa in Portugal?

Yes, the D7 Visa can be renewed in Portugal. After the first year, you can apply for a two-year extension. For further assistance or queries, feel free to reach out to us at Movingto

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