Advantage Portugal

Opening a Bank Account

To open a bank account in Portugal you need the following documentation:

  • A general application form, given by the bank, filled and signed by the prospective client.
  • Passport or Identity card.
  • Taxpayer`s number and card (Número Fiscal de Contribuinte – NIF).
  • Residency card (Cartão de Residência) or a residence visa/permit in case of non- EU citizens.
  • Proof of residency (any document which as your name and address in, such as utility bills, driving license, car insurance, etc).
  • Proof of profession or contract of employment, company details, receipt of salary.

Banco de Portugal aviso nº 11/2005 revogado pelo aviso nº2/2007.