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

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

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

What’s the Fastest Way to get a Portuguese NIF Number?

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You may find yourself in the unusual position where you need a NIF and you need that number FAST! This could be the case if you’re applying for a residency visa (like the D7 or digital nomad visa) and you’ve just found out that you need one and want to get your application in ASAP. … Read more

Can I Get A NIF Number As A Non-Resident?

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If you aren’t already resident in Portugal, you may not have a Portuguese NIF number. In fact, it’s quite likely that you don’t. It’s a number that can only be used as in Portugal and it’s not something you normally need as a tourist visiting here. Sometimes you’ll be asked if you have one in … Read more

Do I Legally Have to Use My NIF When Making a Purchase?

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When you go to the checkout at a Portuguese supermarket, the cashier will normally ask you a question like contribuinte? This means would you like to register your NIF number against this receipt. Sometimes you don’t get asked, though, and you also have the option of just saying no — as a non-resident visiting Portugal … Read more

Do My Children Need a NIF?

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Adults who are resident in Portugal need a Número de Identificação Fiscal (or NIF for short). This number is used for most transactions in Portugal. It’s optionally used in shops, for example, such as when you’re buying your groceries, and it’s needed for purchases like buying a house or car. You’ll also need one if … Read more