What can I use as Proof of Address?

REQUIREMENTS

When ordering your NIF, you will need to provide a proof of address that satisfies the following criteria:

  • Address
    • Must be a residential address outside of Portugal
    • Must match the "Residential Address" submitted in the intake form
    • P.O. boxes and business addresses are not accepted
  • Name
    • If purchasing NIF only
      • First name and surname on your Proof of Address must match your passport exactly
      • For example, say that the name on your passport is "John Apple Smith"
        • ✅ John Apple Smith
        • ✅ John A Smith
        • ✅ John Smith
        • ❌ J Smith
        • ❌ Johnny Smith
        • ❌ Any other variations
    • If purchasing NIF and Bank
      • The bank requirements for Proof of Address are more strict than the NIF requirements. Because of this, the full name on your Proof of Address must match your passport exactly, otherwise it will be rejected.
      • For example, say that the name on your passport is "John Apple Smith"
        • ✅ John Apple Smith
        • ❌ John A Smith
        • ❌ John Smith
        • ❌ J Smith
        • ❌ Johnny Smith
        • ❌ Any other variations
  • Document language
    • Document must be in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. 
    • If your Proof of Address is not in English, please provided a translation to English. This translation needs to be certified.
  • Image quality
    • Text is legible
    • No shadows
    • No light reflections
    • All four corners of the document are visible

ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS

Any of the following documents are acceptable:

  1. Driver's license
    • Must be valid (i.e. not expired)
    • Provide photos of both the front and back
    • Residential address must be visible
    • Expiration date must be visible
  2. First page of bank statement
    • Issue date must be visible
    • Issued within the past 3 months
    • Bank balance and transaction details may be blacked out
    • Must be an actual bank statement. Other documents from the bank (e.g. confirmation letter or bank certificate) will not be accepted.
  3. Utility bill
    • Issue date must be visible
    • Issued within the past 3 months

FOR MINORS

If requesting a NIF on behalf of a minor, please include a proof of address of one of the minor's parents.


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