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Changing NIF from Non-Resident to Resident - Can I use a Spot A Home rental?

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Hi,

-- the question at hand

I am trying to get an idea on if I can use a Spot A Home short term rental agreement for 6 a month period to convert a non-resident NIF to a resident NIF when I arrive in Portugal?  Any advice appreciated!

I have also read that there was a law change in Portugal regarding short term rentals and foreigners.  Basically, we can't use short term rentals only locals can. Not sure if that plays a role in my above plan?

-- less useful backstory 🙂

I am in the process currently of getting my non-resident NIF while in the UK.  I plan to move over to Portugal (Lisbon/Cascais) in July.  I am nervous of renting a home for a full year without spending some time living in Cascais and/or Lisbon to figure out exactly where I want to stay.  I also don't want to rush into a 12 month lease.

So my plan is to use Spot A Home or similar to get a 6 month contract which I can use for NIF change over and also take my time to find a home to rent.  If I find something in the first 2 months, give a months notice to the Spot A Home place and move out.  Rather than stuck for a year.

 

Thank you!

Ian

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Not sure if it is relevant but for context I have Irish citizenship.

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Posted by: @ianmcshane

I am trying to get an idea on if I can use a Spot A Home short term rental agreement for 6 a month period to convert a non-resident NIF to a resident NIF when I arrive in Portugal?  Any advice appreciated!

I see no reason why not, especially as you have to inform the tax office of any change of address within 60 days.

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@old-bloke Thank you for the reply.

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