how to get a certificate of portuguese tax residence

How to Get a Certificate of Portuguese Tax Residence (Certidão de Domicílio Fiscal)

Once you’ve initiated the process to update your NIF address and remove your fiscal representative, the tax office typically issues an updated NIF document as confirmation.

However, if you haven’t received this document, you can easily obtain a Certificate of Tax Residence through the Portal das Finanças.

If you haven’t yet requested to update your address or remove your fiscal representative, refer to our guide on How to Update Your Portugal NIF Address.

Step 1: Log in to Portal das Finanças

1. Open

2. Click on the “Iniciar Sessão” button located at the top right corner.

step one

3. Navigate to the NIF tab and enter your NIF number and your password.

step 1 log in

4. Click the “Autenticar” button.

Step 2: Access the Request Certificate page

1. Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for “Pedir Certidão.”

2. Locate “Pedir Certidão” and click “Aceder.

Step 3: Download Your Certificate of Tax Residence (Certidão de Domicílio Fiscal)

1. From the drop-down menu, select “Domicílio Fiscal” and confirm by clicking “Confirmar.”

2. Next, click the “Obter” button.

3. A new browser tab will open with your certificate ready for download.

certificacao de domicilio fiscal exemplo

Do you need to change your Portal das Finanças password or are you wondering how to get Chave Digital? Make sure you check out our Guide page to find more useful information for Portuguese nomads.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below.


  • Philip Bitnik

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