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The NISS (Social Security Identification Number) ensures unambiguous, precise and rigorous identification on a national scale, within the framework of social security. The NISS is a key element in accessing social security rights and obligations in the beautiful Iberian nation.

This number is mandatory for foreign nationals wishing to work and live in Portugal.

This number is mandatory for foreign nationals who wish to work and live in Portugal.

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NISS APPLICATION (Social Security Number)

Using our online form, you can provide us with all the information we need to apply for your Portuguese social security number on your behalf. We then take care of the whole process for you, saving you time and hassle in the NISS application process.

Our form is designed to collect all the information needed to apply for NISS on your behalf. All you have to do is provide the required information and upload the necessary documents, and we'll take care of the rest.

By choosing VAP Consulting, you can be assured that you will get your Portuguese social security number in record time and with a minimum of fuss. We are here to help you every step of the way and we pride ourselves on providing superior service.

Don't wait any longer and contact us now to get your NISS with confidence and hassle-free thanks to VAP Consulting. We're here to help you get the social security number you need to work and live in Portugal.


Since 2015, our team has strived to support our customers with professionalism and dedication in the realization of their projects. Our expertise and constant commitment to their success have enabled us to forge lasting relationships of trust with each and every one of our customers.


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Prepare the documents that you will need to provide us with: 

  • Passport or CI 
  • NIF (Portuguese Tax Number)


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Proceed to payment, then fill in the form** in full, send it to us and proceed to payment. 


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One of our advisers will check the data you have provided and will guide you through the entire procedure. 


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Upon receipt of your NISS*, we will send you the document issued by the Portuguese Social Security by e-mail. 

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*The delivery time for the NISS is approximately 3 weeks. This figure is an average and depends on the speed with which your application is processed by the Portuguese social security system. 

**The procedure starts after the documents have been received and checked. 

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NISS application procedure

Frequently asked questions and answers

Foreign nationals who settle permanently in Portugal, whether as employees, self-employed (freelancer) or to reside there as a retiredare subject to Portuguese social security legal requirements.

They must obtain a Portuguese social security identification number (NISS) to access their social security rights and obligations in the country.

Please note that this service is reserved for people over the age of 18 and whose tax residence is within the European Union. 

As a general rule, the time it takes to obtain a Social Security Identification Number (NISS) varies from a few days to several weeks. It is advisable to take into account the possibility of a maximum waiting period that could exceed four weeks, and to prepare accordingly. This period will be calculated from the date on which the power of attorney is signed.

To obtain a Portuguese social security number (NISS), you must have established your tax domicile in Portugal. You will therefore be required to provide us with your tax address in Portugal.

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