Opening a Portuguese personal bank account

Personal bank account

If you need to open an individual or a joint Portuguese bank account to assist your D7/golden visa application or property purchase, RHJ offers a comprehensive service to make this as easy as possible for you. Our links with one of Portugal’s biggest banks ensure that you will have easy access to your account and your money. 

Please note that if you choose to have multiple owners on your account, all of those registered must be at least 18 years of age.

The Process

Once you have contacted us to open a bank account, we will organise and email to you your bank account opening documents, for you to mail to Portugal once completed. In the meantime, a law firm based in Portugal will certify your signatures, allowing you to access a brand new bank account! You will then be able to access it online, contact your private bank manager and get an IBAN.

The whole process typically takes around 3-4 weeks, however we are not able to guarantee this due to external factors such as the time to ship your documents and international customs.

What will you need to supply?

  • A valid passport for any country
  • Proof of address for the country you reside in 
  • Proof of employment
  • Portugal NIF document, not just the number

Why use RHJ’s services?

  • We simplify the process of opening a Portuguese bank account
  • To ease communications between you and the bank, you will be allocated a private bank manager
  • You will not need to wait for an apostille as we enlist a Portuguese law firm to certify your signature 
  • Our service enables you to make a purchase anywhere in the EU without a service charge for the conversion back into GDP
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Jeremiah is a very personable individual who knows his work inside-out. He is very efficient advising financing activities like TAX filing and year-end financial accounting.
He has been very helpful and efficient in dealing with all the accounting activities. I would highly recommend his services.

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We are very happy after our conversation with Raquel. I was so happy and assured that we decided to move to Madeira in September. Definitely we would like your company to help us with our tax essentials before we leave the UK and then after landing in Portugal.

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  • Tax Accountant Services
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  • Trading in Portugal
  • Opening a Portuguese bank account
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  • Wealth Management
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