Reviews: – A Cheap Way to Get a NIF Number

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Last updated on June 4, 2024 | Est. Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 only charges €69 (with the code PORTUGALIST), it has attracted the attention of those thinking about moving to Portugal. It’s even cheaper than Bordr and 

However, the problem with (not to be confused with is that the site doesn’t have many reviews (although the reviews are positive so far). and both have hundreds and even thousands of reviews on sites like TrustPilot. 

Another notable factor was the speed. takes around 14 days to obtain a NIF whereas Bordr takes less than a week and can be as quick as 3 days (if you pay for the premium option).


Currently, only offers one service which is obtaining a Portuguese NIF number. 


As mentioned, there are few reviews for right now. One Portugalist reader commented on Portugalist stating that she had tried using the service but hadn’t had any communication from the company.

“I applied NIF through the website offered on this website: €70 – Up to 7 Days. I have not heard from the office. Not even a confirmation that they received my application. What should I do? Thank you for your advised.”

We followed up with Rhonda and she did receive her NIF in the end, but felt that communication from the company was a bit poor.

If customer service and communication is important to you, reviews suggest that Bordr is excellent in this regard. If speed is important to you, E-residence can get a NIF in as little as 3 days (although, at less than a week, Bordr isn’t far behind). But, if you’re willing to forgo communication and speed in return for a lower cost, is a very affordable option.

Have more questions about the Portuguese NIF? Read more about getting a NIF number here

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James Cave is the founder of Portugalist and the author of the bestselling book, Moving to Portugal Made Simple. He has visited just about every part of Portugal, including Madeira and all nine islands of the Azores, and lived in several parts of Portugal including Lisbon, the Algarve, and Northern Portugal.

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  1. Trustpilot has 24 really positive reviews on NIFportugal… so should not be too bad. Will try them and keep you posted!

  2. Hello. I recently used the site to obtain 2 NIFs. I never heard from them within the 3 biz days they promised me to get back with a POA to sign.
    Also I was requesting 2 NIFs (me + spouse) and the process was confusing on how to upload the info for both of us. I emailed with no reply.
    Today is day 3 and still no POA or communication back so I emailed them saying if I didn’t hear by tomorrow I will refuse the charge on my credit card.
    I doubt I’ll hear a thing 🙁


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