Open your Portuguese bank account from anywhere in the world

Set up your own bank account with one of Portugal’s main banks
Open an account

Open your Portuguese bank account from anywhere in the world

Set up your own bank account with one of Portugal’s main banks

No apostille required

Save time by skipping the Apostille. Simply get your signature recognized by a Portuguese law firm.

Premium service

Open your Portuguese bank account with a private bank manager who will assist you every step of the way, acting as your point of contact.


In a few simple steps, you’ll be able to have your Portuguese bank account up and running. Let us do the hard work so that you can sit back and relax.

Personal touch

We will be on hand to answer any questions that spring to mind during the process.

Portuguese bank account of your choosing

Portuguese bank options
• BCP Millennium
• Novo Banco
• Banco Atlantico
• Banco Bison

What it includes
Personal contact to help you open the bank account of your choosing.

Minimum balance
None. However, an initial transfer is required to open an account, with the amount depending on the bank selected. This is not an account fee, merely a fee to secure the account opening.

Account fees range from 2€ - 15€ monthly, depending on the type of account. The option for a Personal Account Manager is available.


This will change from bank to bank but these are the documents that are required.
These are the few things that you’ll need to get started:

A valid passport

Proof of address in your country of residence

Proof of employment (not applicable for retirees)

Most recent tax return document (including retirees)

Tax number in your country of residency (i.e. SSN, CPF, NINO, SIN, etc.)

Portuguese NIF document

How does it work?

Place your order
Complete our online form, with the required documentation and make a payment of €850 EUR.
Receive your bank account details and meet your private bank manager
Meet with your private bank manager and receive your account documents by email.
Sign necessary documents
Get your signature recognized by a law firm in Portugal.
Send your signed documents to Portugal by mail
Post us the relevant documents to Portugal. ​​We will provide you with the mailing address and a final checklist of the documents that you will need to send over.
Get access to your new Portuguese bank account
Once your signed documents are received, your bank manager will open your bank account for you and will provide you with online access to your new account.
All set-up and ready to go
You will now have a fully functioning Portuguese bank account.


The cost is €600 EUR for help setting up your account.

The account can either be for an individual or a joint account with multiple account owners. Golden Visa accounts must be opened for the primary applicant only, joint accounts are not permitted by law.

Our fee includes the cost of the signature certification by a Portuguese law firm. You will not need to notarize or apostille any of the account opening documents.

How else can we help?

We want you to enjoy your move to Portugal. If something else comes to mind that we can assist you with, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions about opening a bank account

What documents do I need to open a bank account in Portugal?

You will need the following documents: passport scan, proof of residence, proof of employment, a Portuguese NIF, most recent tax return, and a tax number from your country of residence.

What can I use as Proof of Employment?

Employed - Statement of employment issued by the company you work for (issued within the past six months) or a payslip (issued within the last three months).
Self-employed - One of the following documents: document on company letterhead stating your ownership of a business account; business registration details, a letter from a business partner or accountant/lawyer to show you are the owner of the company, tax return.
Retired - No document needed.

Do I need my NIF Number to open a Portuguese bank account?

Yes, you will need your NIF number and the NIF document to open a Portuguese bank account.

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