Your trusted partner in Portugal

Bordr streamlines the process of moving to Portugal so that you can focus on what matters most.

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International relocation, simplified.

Moving to a new country is fraught with misinformation, hidden fees, and scare tactics. We cut through the noise to bring you the transparency and efficiency that you deserve.


Get your NIF

A NIF is critical for anyone who is moving to Portugal. We've crafted the easiest way to get a Portuguese NIF, completely remotely. Place your order today and receive your NIF in less than one week.

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Open a bank account

Create and fund a Portuguese bank account from anywhere in the world. We work with the most reputable banks in Portugal to offer a simple, straightforward way of opening a bank account remotely.

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Why Bordr

An unparalleled customer experience.

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Radical transparency

Know exactly what you are signing up for and how much it will cost. Simple as that.

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Powerful security

We keep your data private, safe, and secure. All data is encrypted both during transmission and while at rest.

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Delightful user experience

We combine great design with modern software to offer a seamless user experience that simply anyone can use.

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World-class support

Our friendly and knowledgeable support team is available by email 5 days per week. No email ever gets left behind.


An experience worth writing about

Quick, communicative, and efficient

"I was able to get both my NIF and Portuguese bank account through Bordr. Their customer service was spectacular and the efficiency in their communication was absolutely appreciated. I had contacted 8 other companies/law firms in Portugal and by the time they got back to me, my bank paperwork was already in Portugal. I was able to get my NIF and bank account by the hair of my chinny chin chin just in time for my VFS appointment. I really appreciate the amazing customer service from Bordr and without their diligence, I would have never received those documents in time. Thank you!"

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Sarah B. from California, USA

Beyond impressed and highly satisfied

"Bordr has a phenomenal team working to solve a real pain point in the Portugal visa process. The NIF and Bank Opening services were fast, well-informed, and seamless. They were available to answer my many questions during the journey and that sort of service is beyond valuable during these new experiences. I can say, with full confidence, that you should choose to use Bordr for your needs as you navigate the Portugal visa process."

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Ian L. from Illinois, USA

Wonderful experience

"It was a wonderful experience having the Bordr team help us with our NIF numbers. We are both originally from the U.S. and we found the team to be extremely efficient and knowledgeable. They were able to answer all our questions and concerns about the NIF process. The amount of time and money we saved with this company was outstanding and would definitely use them over the alternatives."

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Juliana and Joseph H. from New York, USA
Our Story

A young, entrepreneurial couple in a new country.

Hey there 👋

We're Richard and Kathleen Lo, the husband-wife duo behind Bordr. Originally from the San Francisco, Bay Area, we worked in tech for several years before packing our bags and giving the digital nomad lifestyle a try. We eventually visited Portugal, fell in love, and decided to call it home.

After personally experiencing the challenges of moving to Portugal, we decided to create the service that we wish we had.

Richard and Kathleen Lo, the founders of Bordr

Frequently Asked Questions

Which payment methods do you accept?

We use Stripe to process our payments. This allows us to accept all major debit and credit cards from customers in every country.

How far in advance should I start the process?

For D7 applicants, you will need both a NIF and bank account. You will need your NIF before starting the bank account process so we recommend starting the NIF process at least 2 months ahead of your appointment. Getting a NIF typically takes around 1-2 weeks. Then opening a bank account takes an additional 3-4 weeks after that.

Have any questions before you get started?

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