Portuguese NISS

Get your Portuguese NISS online. Your Portugal social security number made easy. 

The Portuguese social security number, or Número de Identificação de Segurança Social (NISS for short) is required for anyone moving to Portugal. You must have an NISS to work in Portugal, whether remotely or in the country. It is also required to sign up for many public services, including public school and childcare facilities.


Get your NISS quickly and easily in just 1-2 weeks with StartAbroad.

How It Works

Book online

Book on our website for just $99 and get started immediately


Fill out our form

Provide some basic details and upload a copy of your passport

Sign a POA

Sign a Power of Attorney form allowing us to pick up your NISS in Portugal

Get your NISS

We will email you your official NISS paperwork

Need Your NIF?

Before applying for the NISS you will need your Portuguese tax identification number, or NIF.  We can help with that too!

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