NISS application tool for foreigners

17-02-2021

The Social Security Identification Number (NISS) is the number that allows a unique, accurate and rigorous identification with Social Security at the national level.

TARGET GROUP

Foreign citizens who want to start their professional activity under the Employment, Self-Employed Workers or Domestic Service schemes.

WHERE TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION

Employers:

  • The "NISS na hora" application is submitted at the "Segurança Social Direta" (Social Security Online Service), by sending the required forms and documents through the menu option "Documentos de prova/NISS na hora/Pedido da Entidade Empregadora" (Supporting documents/NISS on Time/Employer's application).

Self-Employed Workers:

  • The "NISS na hora" application is submitted by sending the scanned documents to the following email address: ISS-Pedido-NISS@seg-social.pt 

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

  • Employees and Domestic Service Workers:
  • Application forms RV 1009/2018-DGSS and RV 1006/2018-DGSS;
  • Simple copy of an identification document - Passport, Citizen Card or other civil identification document of the country of origin;
  • Copy of the tax identification document (NIF)
  • Employment contract and the respective simple copy containing the following information:
  1. The worker's name and address;
  2. The employer's name and headquarters' address;
  3. The employer's activity;
  4. Activity for which the worker was hired;
  5. Work place and normal working period;
  6. Earnings amount and frequency of payment;
  7. Date of the employment contract beginning;
  8. Type of employment contract;
  9. Signatures of the parties.

THE DOMESTIC SERVICE WORKERS MUST ALSO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  •  Contributions payment agreement based on the actual earnings received, if this information is not included in the employment contract;
  • Medical certificate, stating the applicant's physical and mental capacity to perform the professional activity, issued by the "Serviço Nacional de Saúde" (National Health Service);
  • Copy of the Employer's civil identification document

SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS:

  • Application forms RV 1000/2019-DGSS and RV 1006/2018-DGSS;
  • Simple copy of an identification document - Passport, Citizen Card or other civil identification document of the country of origin;
  • Copy of the self-employment activity beginning statement, issued by the Tax and Customs Authority

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SOCIALSECURITY PORTAL, AT:

www.seg-social.pt/Guias Práticos/Atribuição de NISS NA HORA a Cidadãos Estrangeiros (Practical Guides/NISS on Time allocation for Foreign Citizens)