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ā—‹ Are you moving to Portugal? Get a NIF online! The easiest way to get a NIF in Portugal is trough Bordr – an online service who help you get your NIF even before arriving in Portugal. This can be usefull if you need the NIF for applying to different types of visas or maybe you just want to avoid the bureaucracy in Portugal and the hassle and make it a smooth move!

ā—‹ You will be needing a NIF (Numero de Identification Fiscal/fiscal number) for basically everything that you will do in Portugal – renting, buying, registering as a resident, getting a visa, deducting expenses if you make income here in Portugal.
ā—‹ What’s a NIF? It’s Portugal’s “social security number” or Numero IdentificaĆ§Ć£o Fiscal.

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We are Luiza & Flavius, currently living in Portugal, Algarve but traveling quite a bit around the world. I believe that time is our most precious resource and we hope to inspire other people to use it wisely.

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  1. Ana Segovia on January 2, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Hi and thank you for the excellent content. Did you say that if you are a EU citizen OR RESIDENT you can get a NIF without a fiscal representative? Thanks šŸ™‚

  2. Rohit Kumar on January 2, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Very useful info thanks šŸ‘

  3. Gadie Bacali on January 2, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    what is the benefits for the NIF for me?

  4. Aju George on January 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    bordr is doing a great job. So many crooks out there in Portugal offering this for more

  5. Beverley Wrend on January 2, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Very useful information. We were lucky that we had help with NIF and bank account but Luiza I think the info you’ve provided here is excellent for newcomers. Love your vlogs šŸ˜Š

  6. Laurence Dasques on January 2, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing this precious information..It will be very useful. You are a gem.

  7. syed mufazzol on January 2, 2022 at 3:31 pm


  8. Paul Sheridan on January 2, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Very helpful information, extremely useful. Thank you very much.

  9. Joshua Slokum on January 2, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you šŸ™šŸ¼ ā¤ļø
    My wife and I want to eventually move to Portugal from Canada.
    Learning Portuguese for the past three mouths.

  10. Adeel Ahmed on January 2, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Hi there I have nif number but I lost it and Iā€™m non eu citizens kindly let me know if you can hlpe me to get my nif number and what documents required and how much you charge? thanks.

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  12. Bunty Zemse on January 2, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    I m from India n planning to move to portugal. What are the job options n living expenses in portugal now

  13. Sam on January 2, 2022 at 3:35 pm


  14. MizMundoAdventures on January 2, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Wow this is so informative. Thank you so much šŸ’–

  15. Judy Kline on January 2, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Bordr is very much needed when you live outside the EU… I’m in the US and will definitely need this….. Thank you soooo much… I’m looking to move in about 3 years… ā¤ļø

  16. Larry on January 2, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Another amazing job Luiza full of great information!

    Yes I would certainly use a service like Kathleen’s for a NIF and any other things that could save me time, hassles and make my life easier. Mainly because I wouldn’t want to deal with the bureaucracy that there seems to be in Portugal. I suppose there is a nice sense of satisfaction if you do accomplish these types of task on your own. I get more satisfaction knowing it was handled for me while I fun doing something I really enjoyed.

  17. Jean-Luc Verbruggen on January 2, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    interesting indeed!

  18. Jane Curtis on January 2, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you so much this was very informative . I would definately use a service like this. Im planning to move to Portugal in a few years time. I would like information on a non EU visa. How much savings a couple will need to be eligible for this visa. Thank you so much

  19. lucchese20 on January 2, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Luiza for this informative video. Many thanks also for making the distinction for EU citizens. Most information I find is not geared for EU citizens so I appreciate this consideration. šŸ‘šŸ»

  20. Alice O'Connor on January 2, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I have thought maybe Portugal would be my next home in the sunshine. Living currently in Turkey l had to obtain a Tax Number in order to buy my home too. Your video had great information, thank you

  21. FelineGood - Living the Feral Life on January 2, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Outstanding … For those who are committed to relocating to Portugal, obtaining a NIF is STEP#1. One needs a government ID to open a bank account, rent or buy home. Finding a reputable representative is a gamble when you don’t know your way around. Having a recommended trusted advisor is worth the money.

  22. Paula Simon on January 2, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the information. I check the website and the fee is quoted as $150.00, not $120.00 as stated in the video. Please explain.

  23. Jan H. Maaso on January 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Hello Luiza, I will chime in to let you know I particularly enjoyed this video. I got my NIF well before moving here (helped by an attorney I hired) but these are exactly the sort of things that might be somewhat less clear with the present situation.

    Personally I am in the process of of trying to figure out how on earth to get a vaccine (??) and it turns out that my health care registration was only 95 percent finished when covid completely put everything on hold. So back in 2019 I got a letter confirming that my registration was finished and in order, but turns out it was not so. The back-log must be enormous by now, so I bet I am not the only one. So thank you again for your helpeful and clarifying info. Much valued. Ciao. Jan.

  24. Rajeev on January 2, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Hi , do you know how to obtain Residency after arrival on D7 visa?

  25. S Shetty on January 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    I want to open a company in Romania. Can you help me or connect to someone

  26. ZORBA BUDHA on January 2, 2022 at 4:01 pm


  27. Incube1 Invan1 on January 2, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Hello my I know how to chenj tourist visa to work visa

  28. David Wahler on January 2, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Weā€™re coming to PT on a scouting trip Aug & Sep from US, assuming travel is allowed. We assumed we would get a NIF and bank account then. But after watching your excellent vlog with Katherine, weā€™re going to get the NIF before we travel. The $$ seems worth the peace of mind looking for a ā€˜native representativeā€™ when weā€™re there. Maybe we can open a bank account also with by then too! Thanks for the great content!

  29. Muhammad Saqib on January 2, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    This is very help full nice šŸ‘Œ

  30. Learn With Mike on January 2, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Great really useful info

  31. Universal Starz on January 2, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    how do you get a SSN

  32. Ana Segovia on January 2, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    This was SOOO extremely useful! I used your code and started my application for the NIF. Thank you sooo much!! šŸ™‚

  33. Vivian S on January 2, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    This is very helpful! Iā€™d never heard of a nif and now Iā€™m one step closer to being able to move to Portugal!

  34. Tamara Madelin on January 2, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    It has become more difficult, but we luckily got our NIF back in September!! Best thing we ever did, but we are EU residents so it was easy!! Bank account and loan is next!!

  35. Bowen Leigh on January 2, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Great video. Is it warm in Jan Algarve ? šŸ™‚

  36. Wasiqur Rahaman on January 2, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    An individual person can apply nif without assist agent

  37. Ikram chef on January 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Hello I need home šŸ  13000to 15000

  38. entrophy entrophy on January 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Hi I greatly appreciate it. Fabulous and clear info. Dealing with the government in any country can be daunting when you arenā€™t accustom to it. I love your sharing of the contacts that can assist a US person.

  39. Sharon Weeks on January 2, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for making my move a lot less painful. Great share.

  40. Sri lankan Traveling Chef on January 2, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you very much for this information.Now i’m working in Romania.I hope to move to Portugal…

  41. Kity Kattan on January 2, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you very much very sweet of you I coming soon ā¤ļøšŸ™

  42. G B on January 2, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    This NIF Number is similar to a Social Security Number here in the USA. And in the USA without a Social Security Number you practically don’t exist.

  43. Martin Nugent on January 2, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Does Bordr’s policy include not answering queries sent to their contact page. After all, their website has a contact page yet unfortunately, despite my sending two queries, neither has received the courtesy of a reply. For a company that charges clients 350 dollars to open a Portuguese bank account, this is particularly poor customer service.