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Portugal NISS

The most convenient way to get a NISS in Portugal

With our online process, getting a Portuguese social security number has never been easier.

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An online solution for getting a NISS

A Número de Identificação da Segurança Social (NISS for short) is a Social Security identification number in Portugal. A NISS is essential for those who want to work in Portugal – whether you have an employer or are self-employed. Those who are moving to Portugal via the long-term Digital Nomad visa may also need a NISS.

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The entire process of ordering and receiving your NISS is handled online.

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You can expect to receive your NISS in about 10 business days.

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Get updates at every step so that you know exactly what to expect.

Bordr is a relocation technology company, not a legal or financial institution. All services are fulfilled by duly accredited professionals.

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All you need is your proof of identification to get started.

Country of Citizenship
Proof of ID


Valid passport


EU National ID

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How IT Works

Get your NISS in 3 easy steps


Place your order

Complete payment of $150 and fill out our online form.


Sign your Power of Attorney

This allows a representative to pick up your NISS on your behalf.


Receive your Portugal NISS

You will receive your NISS via email with the official PDF issued by Segurança Social.


Portugal NISS

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a NISS?

A NISS (Número de Identificação da Segurança Social) is a social security number in Portugal. You are required to have a NISS if you are working in Portugal – whether you are employed or self-employed.

How long does it take to receive my NISS?

Usually, you can expect to receive your NISS in 10 business days. This can take longer if the social security office is experiencing delays.

Which nationalities does Bordr support for the NISS service?

We support all nationalities for our NISS service.

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