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Nif Address Update

  Address update  

Enjoy your new home - we'll handle the bureaucracy!

Whenever you buy or rent a house, it's mandatory to communicate your change of address to the Portuguese Tax Authorities within a maximum period of 90 days. Otherwise, you may be subject to a fine ranging from 75 to 375 euros.

This service is for you if:

  • you have moved to Portugal and want to update your address to a Portuguese one for the first time, or

  • you already have a Portuguese address associated with your NIF and simply want to update it to another Portuguese address, or

  • you live outside Portugal but need to update your NIF address to another non-Portuguese address. 

Note: For those who acquired their NIF through a fiscal representative, updating your address to Portugal will also allow you to cancel fiscal representation.


What's required?

In order to update your address with the Tax Office online, you need to have your password to access the Portal.


 If you are simply update your address from a Portuguese one to another, that's all you need.


I you're updating your NIF address to Portugal for the very first time, you'll also need to provide the following:

- EU citizens: CRUE

- Non-EU citizens: residence permit OR letter/email confirming you have your AIMA appointment booked and Certificate of Residence issued by your Local Parish

If you are updating your address outside Portugal to another non-Portuguese address, you'll need to provide the following a bank statement or utility bill (issued within the past 3 months) showing your name and new address.


What's the process like?

After you place your order, we'll email you with instructions on how safely share the information required. We will then submit the request to update your address.

As soon as we hear back from the Tax Office, we'll email you your updated NIF documents confirming th address change.

Note: Your address can also be updated in person by going to the local Tax Office. If you are in the Algarve and would like us to go with you for this process, send us a quick email.


How long does it take?

Once we have the information we need, we'll submit the request within 24 working hours. Usually, the Tax Office is able to process requests within 48 business hours, however, we can't offer any guarantees. What we can say is that we will keep you up to date and the entire process should take around 5 working days.


Let us handle the boring stuff!


Please be aware that the process can only commence upon receipt of all necessary documents/information. The timeframe is calculated exclusively on working days, excluding weekends, official Portuguese holidays, strikes, and any other technical errors from the relevant entities (social security, tax office, post office, etc)

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