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What is a Portuguese NIF number?

The Portuguese NIF number is a tax identification number. Anyone who is legally living in Portugal, both official residents and citizens, as well as foreign non-residents, need to have a NIF number in Portugal!

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Prospective expats and entrepreneurs should sort it out as soon as possible. If you’re planning on staying in Portugal even if only for a short-term residency. The NIF number in Portugal is a nine-digit number unique to each individual. This number is on all correspondence between yourself and the Portuguese tax authority. You’ll also find it on tax cards and the citizen’s ID card.

If you want to apply for a Portuguese NIF number in Portugal you’ll need proof of your address (like a utility bill or a bank statement).

If you’re applying from abroad through a representative, you’ll need to provide a Power of Attorney document (translated into Portuguese). This grants them permission to act on your behalf.

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Documents required for NIF processing:

  • Valid passport (or national ID card for EU citizens)
  • Confirmation of residence address outside of Portugal

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