Online NIF application for foreign citizens and newborns


The request of the Tax Identification Number (NIF) is now temporarily available online. The measure, taken by the Tax and Customs Authority, arose due to the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19.

Foreign nationals no longer need to go to a tax office to make their NIF request. Therefore, as long as the exceptional situation persists, NIF requests by foreign citizens are made through the e-Balcão, (E-Desk) by a tax representative (citizen residing in Portugal). 

The NIF request for babies, since the Citizen Birth spaces have been suspended, can also be made online at e-Balcão (E-Desk).