Portuguese NIF while living in a hostel

I’m trying to get my NIF but even though I have an Estuado (or whatever it is called), I’m being turned down because I’m living in a hostel. I need the NIF in order to transfer bank accounts from other countries to Portugal. I don’t see how I can get an apartment without having a bank account in Portugal. So I’m in a catch 22 situation - can’t get the rental until I get the NIF, and can’t get the NIF until I have a year’s lease.

I’m a German citizen.

Any suggestions?

In that situation, I’d pay the €60 to nifonline for a NIF and tax representation. I have also heard good things about bordr.io.

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