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"NIF" stands for Número de Identificação Fiscal Tax (tax identification number). It is a 9-digit unique personal identifier used for tax purposes. This tax number is needed for most relevant legal acts carried out in Portugal, such as the opening of a bank account or the purchase of a property. You can ask for a NIF in person at any Portuguese tax office, or other designated offices. The number itself is issued on the spot, totally free of charge. However, there may be fees involved if you ask for an official card with the NIF or if you need a fiscal representative. You need a representative when you are not a Portugal or European Union resident. The tax representative is responsible for complying with the tax obligations of the represented person and can be a natural person or a company.  Anyone with a fixed residence in Portugal who accepts the responsibility is eligible, regardless of nationality, so you could ask a friend or someone who knows you in Portugal. It is also
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Golden Visa is a type of residence permit that allows entry and stay in Portuguese territory without the need for a residence visa. Foreign citizens, who intend to invest in Portugal or carry out an investment activity (personally or through a company incorporated in Portugal), can apply for Golden Visa. As for investment, can be made in any of the following possibilities: Capital transfer in the amount of 1 million euros or more; The creation of at least 10 jobs (no minimum investment amount is required), in any business area; The acquisition of real estate with a value equal to or greater than 500,000 euros; Acquisition of real estate, whose construction has been completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area and carrying out a renovation in the total amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros; Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros, which is applied in research activities carried out by public or private scientific resear


The non-habitual tax resident regime is a more favourable tax status, applicable to foreigners who became residents for tax purposes in Portugal. Among the tax advantages associated with this regime is the possibility of a more favourable tax rate of income from work (20%) and exemption, under certain conditions, from paying in Portugal taxes related of income from abroad (e.g. pensions). In the latter case, however, most of the income from capital gains and some capital income are excluded from the exemption. These advantages are granted for a period of 10 years, non-renewable, and benefit only citizens who have professions considered by the law as having added value, such as the professions associated with cultural activities, engineering, medicine, new technologies and management. In order to benefit from this regime, it is necessary to reside in Portugal 183 days a year, to have a tax residence here and to register as such until March 31 of the following year. This regime w


According to a monthly report on the employment market released by the Institute of Employment and Professional Training (IEFP), the total number of unemployed people was lower than the number registered in the same month of 2017 (-85,169 or -17.5%), and higher compared to the previous month (788 or 0.2%). The Government expects the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow by 2.2% next year, the unemployment rate to hit 6.3% and public debt to drop to 118.5% of GDP, while promising civil servants higher pay and raising social benefits. Portugal has seen strong recovery since the 2011-2014 financial crisis, with the economy supported by foreign investment, tourism and rising exports.


To make your registration in Portugal, you only have to apply for a Certificate of Registration of Citizen. The Certificate of Registration of Citizen of the European Union must be requested by any citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra and Switzerland, wishing to remain in Portugal for a period exceeding three months. The request can be made to the City Hall, in person by completing a statement and delivering the necessary documents. The application can also be made by a lawyer, as long as he has the necessary powers to act on your behalf.