I can see that the topic of NIF application has been discussed several times already still, I would like to know if anyone was able to obtain a NIF recently or at least to get an appointment at Financas? Or do you happen to know a Financas Office where you can get the NIF without prior appointment currently?
I tried so far:
- Calling the hotline
My Portuguese is still limited unfortunately. I was initially happy when the lady on the phone spoke some English. However, she was not able to understand me when I told her my e-mail address (even when I tried to spell everything in Portuguese) to confirm the appointment. So in the end she just told me to go to a certain tax office in Porto at a certain time, and that an appointment was reserved for me. After that, I e-mailed said office and of course the appointment doesn’t exist
- E-mailing several Financas Offices
I either didn’t get a response or I was advised to call the hotline for an appointment
I am an EU citizen (and EU resident), so in theory I don’t need a tax representative, but I am thinking about getting one now. So can you recommend online services like e-residence.com or bordr.io, or do you have any other advice?