How do I become a Portuguese tax resident?
Two of the most common criteria for becoming a Portuguese tax resident are:
- Stay in Portugal for at least 183 days, consecutively or non-consecutively, within a 12-month period
- Have accommodation that you intend to occupy as your habitual residence.
For most people, your tax residency in Portugal begins when you update your Portugal NIF with a Portuguese address.
For those moving to Portugal on the D7 or D8 (Digital Nomad visa), you can update your address with Finanças after your SEF appointment when you receive your temporary residence card.