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In order for one of our lawyers in Portugal to apply for your NIF and act as your tax representative, you will need a POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA), a document that authorizes one of our lawyers to represent you for this purpose and conduct all the necessary procedures.
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Provide the strictly necessary data to receive the power of attorney, which will need to be signed with an authenticated signature.
Send us the power of attorney and other documents such as a copy of your passport and proof of address.
After your process is organized and filed, you will receive, within 7 working days, your NIF duly authenticated by the tax authority.
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Frequently Asked Questions about NIF
No. The tax authority does not charge any fee for issuing the TIN.
Proof of the tax identification number that will be sent to you is an electronic document.
When the applicant does not reside in Portugal, as a rule, it is necessary to have a representative who is a tax resident in Portugal.
No. Representations for VAT purposes can be contracted separately and require an autonomous process.
For the simple fact of having a NIF as a non-resident, there is no obligation to declare or pay tax.
Yes, it is possible to replace your tax representative, through a request to be submitted to Finance.
The Tax Authority will grant a deadline for you to present a representative, under penalty of your NIF becoming inactive.
The NIF may be one of the necessary requirements for applying for a residence visa. There is no direct relationship between having the NIF and being able to legally live in Portugal.
You will need the NIF to submit some visa applications; for carrying out certain commercial operations and contracting in Portugal; to open a bank account; to declare the beginning of professional activity in Portugal; among other situations.
The representative will be the bridge between you and the Tax Authority. You need to be sure that he is able to receive any and all communications on your behalf and inform you in a timely manner. You cannot use failure to communicate with your representative as an argument against the Tax Authority if you fail to comply with any obligation relating to which you were notified.
As a rule, you will have to apply for the NIF as a non-resident and, when you have the residence permit/card, update your address.
As a rule, you will have to apply for the NIF as a non-resident and, when you have proof of address, update your address.
Yes, the NIF can be assigned to both children/minors and adults. In the case of a child/minor, the power of attorney will mention the applicant’s data together with the data of the legal representatives. In this case, the power of attorney will be signed by the legal representatives.