Hi Bob. I don’t know what purpose you received your NIF but keep your NIF and don’t pay any fees. I just obtained my NIF in Portugal because I am in the process of buying a property there for investment. I am a Japanese citizen with US residency. I am not part of EU. My real estate agency told me that I don’t need to pay fiscal representative to represent me just because i don’t plan to live there anytime soon. I will need to pay property taxes every year but I can do it online. There is absolutely no need to pay fees just because you received NIF. I was approached by tax accountant office that I have to pay 500 euros a year to them just so that they can receive mails from tax authority office and notify me any tax dues which is totally bogus.
This is true. I brought my Japanese passport, California drivers license, US residency card and proof of income. I was able to open a bank account at Santander. Before I went to the bank I went to tax authority office and obtained NIF first. I was asked to deposit 150 euros which is minimum balance to keep the account open.
Good to know this. Thanks!
Lots of useful information. Thanks to all.
Still have a question and I hope someone has experience with a similar situation.
My Chinese wife needs to get a NIF for Non-Residents.
The Proof of Address is a challenge as all information in China is in … Chinese characters.
And we will need to have the Proof of Address to be translated to Portuguese (as we’re told by several lawyers)
Does anyone have experience using a name and address in NON-alphabetical characters (Chinese/Japanese/etc) on a bank statement/utility bill/id card?
1. Did you have the Non-alphabetical address translated to English or directly to Portuguese?
2. Did you have this translation certified/notarized?
3. If you had this translation certified/notarized, where did you do that?
a. In your home country at a Portuguese Embassy/ consulate
b. Portuguese lawyer, Portuguese Notary
4. And did you face any issues when applying for the NIF?
If so, what kind?
Thanks so much for any help.
As a retired Uk resident, am proposing to sell my UK home, and then move to Algarve without a UK or Portuguese address (temporarily staying in a hotel while looking for a permanent residence). Can I get an NIC and open a bank account in this situation?
How? I registered and can’t find my number
- Thai motorcycle license translated to English
- At Thai law firm that did the translation
- None, undoubtedly helped by my financial representative knowing what she was doing, and that Portuguese was her first language.