What does NIF stand for?

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If you’re planning to move to Portugal or you’ve spent any kind of time here, you’ve probably come across the word NIF from time to time, and may be wondering what exactly does the term NIF mean? Literally, NIF stands for fiscal identification number or tax identification number, sometimes called a TIN. It’s a way … Read more

What Are The Benefits of Having a NIF Number?

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Having a NIF number isn’t really a question of benefits. There are some things that you just can’t do without a NIF. For example: Etc, etc. Basically, a NIF number is something you need if you’re planning to live in Portugal rather than something that’s optional. Now that’s not to say that there aren’t some … Read more

Can I get a NIF Without a Portuguese Address?

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Most people need a NIF, or Portuguese tax number, before they move to Portugal. But what if you don’t have a Portuguese address yet? Can you get a Número de Identificação Fiscal (NIF) with a foreign address? According to Kathleen Lo from Bordr.com, “Yes, you can absolutely get a NIF without having a Portuguese address … Read more

How Can I Shop at a Portuguese Website Without a NIF Number?

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If you aren’t resident in Portugal, there’s a good chance you don’t have a NIF number. Although you could get a NIF, and even though there are no tax obligations from having own, you don’t really need to have one, unless you have certain financial commitments in Portugal, like owning a house or car. However, … Read more

Do tourists need a NIF in Portugal?

If you’re visiting Portugal, you may come across the concept of the NIF number. It’s a 9-digit tax number that’s used as identification when opening a bank account, starting a mobile phone contract, or renting a property. It is also used in day-to-day life too, for example when you’re at the supermarket. As a tourist, … Read more

What’s The Cheapest Way to Get a Portuguese NIF?

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If you’ve found out that you need a Portuguese NIF number, something you’ll need if you’re moving to Portugal or buying property here, you’re probably wondering: what’s the cheapest service of obtaining one of these numbers? If you’re resident in a non-EU/EEA country (like the USA or UK, for example) you’ll typically need to use … Read more

How Much Does a Portuguese NIF Number Cost?

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It’s hard to get by without a NIF number in Portugal. You need it to rent or buy a house, to buy a car, and – increasingly – to apply for a residency visa like the D7 or golden visa. But how much should you pay for this particular number, and should you even expect … Read more

Reviews: NIFPortugal.pt – A Cheap Way to Get a NIF Number


NIFPortugal.pt is a new website that promises to get your Portuguese NIF (Numero de Identificacao Fiscal) in as little as 14 days. Most NIF services charge anywhere between €150 and €500 for this service so, given that NIFPortugal.pt only charges €69 (with the code PORTUGALIST), it has attracted the attention of those thinking about moving … Read more

Can I cancel a NIF if I decide not to move to Portugal?

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You may be thinking about moving to Portugal now, but your plans could change. You might decide that Portugal isn’t right for you or that you’re not ready to make the most just yet. If you’ve already ordered a NIF number, can you simply cancel it? This is a question that gets asked a lot … Read more