If you are a foreign citizen, and for any reason need to apply for the Taxpayer Identification Number in Portugal (NIF as called in Portugal), you can do it at any Tax Authorities office in Portugal, as follows:
1) If you are national or resident of a European Union country or have dual-citizenship, simply present your ID national european citizen Card, and proof of address of your residence in Europe.
2) If you are from a country outside the European Union, you need to appoint a Fiscal Representative in Portugal, who should be a Portuguese citizen or have a permanent residence authorization in Portugal. Since April 2016 the temporary residence holders can not be tax representatives. Your tax representative must present his ID or Portuguese Citizen Card or Permanent Residence Card, and his Taxpayer Number. You just need to show your passport, and a proof of your address in your origin country. You must also have the stamp in the passport of entry in the country. If you entered through an uncontrolled border, you need to go to the SEF office in 3 days to register your entry.
Your tax address will be aggregated to your fiscal representative, to whom will be send your password to access the Tax Authority Portal, and all correspondence from the Portuguese Tax Authorities. He is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all your tax obligations. If you later obtain a residence authorization, you then can disaggregate the representative.
The Tax Id Number (NIF) is assigned immediately when requested, being provided immediately a taxpayer registration document, with your official Number.
You can also apply for the Tax Id Number (NIF) even not being in Portugal. The request should be made directly by your tax representative in Portugal. and it's necessary for that a certified copy of the passport and a specific power of attorney for this purpose.
We provide the Fiscal Representation services in case you need. Any questions or additional information, send message or leave your comment.
If you want to get the Portuguese Tax Id Number to start a business or activity in Portugal, and get the Portuguese Residence Visa (Visa D2), see this article.
Hi, does a American driver's license woud work for proof of address? I also could do bank statement or geico insurance (printed from the internet. I don't have any utilities bills with me.ResponderEliminar
Thanks in advance
Hi, do you know the name and date of the regulation which now outlaws temporary residents from acting as fiscal represeentatives. Thank you in advance. TracyResponderEliminar
We do not know the precise date or number of this regulation, since it was defined in an internal regulation or an internal procedure order, that we do not always have access to.
Anyway, it was a change in mid-2015, just like the requirement to present a proof of the foreign citizen's address. It is now a requirement to be a definitive resident and they simply do not accepted temporary residents as tax representatives. But basically we learned from experience.
At your disposal for any support needed.
Thanks and regards
Do you have contact info for a lawyer that would be able to handle this for us before we arrive in Lisbon?ResponderEliminar
Yes, we do provide that service.
Please send email to email@example.com
I am a non resident, not living and working in EU. I want to open a personal bank account in EU, maybe in Portugal. I need to get NIF. After I open a bank account, do I still need to use a tax representative service from a lawyer, since I would not be a tax resident. Hope to hear from you . MY EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.orgResponderEliminar
We just sent the answer to your email adress.
I have one friend who wants to apply finance number and searching for fiscal representative so i want to know where is your office to make his finance assignment ....ResponderEliminar
and he needs to apply bank account and activity for seguranca social so please can you provide me guideline in my email .....ResponderEliminar
I am waiting for positive response....
Yes, we can be his fiscal representative for the finance number, as to start an independent activity and apply for the Social Security number. We also support opening the bank account.
Please send us direct email to email@example.com
Best way to easily get Numero de Identificaçao fiscal - go to website http://e-residence.comResponderEliminar
They do NIF in days.