Do I really need a NIF number? As a tourist or someone staying short-term, probably not, but it’s hard to get by without one long-term. If you want to (officially) rent a property, get a mortgage, or open a bank account, for example, you’ll normally need a NIF.
Do I need a NIF number in Portugal?
Anyone legally living in Portugal, both official residents and citizens as well as foreign non-residents, needs to have a NIF number in Portugal. It’s not a legal requirement to obtain one and you won’t get into trouble just for not having one.
Do you need a tax representative in Portugal?
Who needs a Fiscal Representative? Any non-resident individual or company resident outside the EU who owns property, holds a bank account or has any other commercial activity or interest in Portugal must by law appoint a Fiscal Representative that is registered with the Tax Department.
What is the NIF number in Portugal?
NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal), which is also referred to as the contribution number (“Número de contribuinte”) is an Individual Tax Identification Number used in Portugal. The number, which consists of nine digits, is unique for each person. The NIF number is issued by the tax authorities of Portugal.
How do you get a fiscal number in Portugal?
EU residents, can apply for a fiscal number in person in Portugal. In order to apply for your tax card and fiscal number, you will need to visit a local tax office (Financas) with some official identification (such as a passport or EU identification card).
How long does it take to get NIF?
In the current COVID-19 related situation with delays at Finanças, getting your NIF through Bordr takes about 2-3 weeks. During more normal times it should take about a week. The price of getting one NIF plus one year of fiscal representation is $150.
How can I get residency in Portugal?
Portugal Residence Permit Requirements
- Valid passport.
- Two recent identity pictures.
- Application form (when initially applying for your residency visa).
- Valid residence visa (the 3-4 month-long visa before you apply for your permit).
- Evidence of sufficient financial means.
- Proof of accommodation.
Who can be a fiscal representative?
A fiscal representative can be a legal entity or private individual who is resident in the country where you need a representative. If you do not have any local presence in the country where the activity takes place, you will normally appoint a tax advisor to act as fiscal representative for your business.
Can I get a Portuguese NIF online?
Since Covid, it’s possible to get a NIF online through the Finanças Portal rather than having to go to the Finanças office. The downside of this is that you need a person who’s permanently resident in Portugal to be your tax representative. … This application can be done via the Portal das Finanças website.
What is my NIF?
NIF (Número de Identificación Fiscal): This is the generic term for the tax ID number for all individuals. For Spaniards, it’s the DNI. For foreigners, it is your NIE. For people registered as freelancers (autónomos), you will use your NIF on your invoices to clients.
How do I apply for NIF online?
You can apply for a NIF via the Finanças Portal just as you would if you were an EU/EEA member. Again you’ll need to find somebody willing to be your tax representative or contact a company. Note: If your NIF is registered to a Portuguese address it is assumed that you are now a tax resident of Portugal.
What is NIF in English?
English translation: Tax File Number
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW) Portuguese term or phrase: NIF (numero de identificaco fiscal) English translation: Tax File Number.