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The NISS (Social Security Identification Number) ensures unambiguous, accurate and rigorous identification at the national level, in the context of social security. The NISS is a key element for accessing social security rights and obligations in Portugal.

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

Register to the Portuguese Social Security, NISS, Portugal

Through our online form, you can provide us with all the necessary information to apply for your Portuguese Social Security Number (NISS) on your behalf. We then handle the entire 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 will 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 without hassle through VAP Consulting. We are here to help you get the social security number you need to work and live in Portugal.



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

  • Passport or CI 
  • NIF (Portuguese Tax Number)


Fill in the form**, send it to us and proceed to the payment. 


One of our consultants will check the data you have provided and will accompany you through the entire procedure. 


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

*The delivery time of the NISS is about 3 weeks, this figure is an average, and depends on the speed of processing of your application by the Portuguese social security. 

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


Frequently asked questions and answers

Foreign nationals who settle permanently in Portugal, whether to work as an employee, as a self-employed person (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 18 years old.

Typically, the time to obtain a Social Security Identification Number (SSIN) varies from a few days to several weeks. It is recommended that you consider the possibility of a maximum wait time that could exceed four weeks, and prepare accordingly. This time frame will be calculated from the date the Power of Attorney is signed.

It is imperative that you have established your tax domicile in Portugal in order to receive a Portuguese social security number (NISS). Therefore, you will be required to provide us with your tax address in Portugal.

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