P1 - Registration as a Foreign Trade Operator

Category Import/Export
Picture P1 - Registration as a Foreign Trade Operator
Summary Obtaining a license (in the form of a card) that confirms registration as an importer or exporter (or both).
Description

This process requires the trader to go to a Balcao Unico de Atendimento in his/her local area, with a completed form [F1], a copy of his/her business licence (alvará) and (unless this is already stated on the alvará), proof of the company’s unique tax number, the NUIT (this is provided on modelo 1, a document provided by the tax authority allocating the NUIT). Payment can be made by card at the time of application, or deposited into the relevant bank account and proof of deposit provided. The fee changes each year, set at 25% of the minimum wage for the public sector. As of November 2019, it was 2.117 Mt. In most cases, the issuance of the license can be done the same day.

Forms

The following form/s are used in this procedure

Title Description Category Agency
Registration as External Operator - Importer Form for registration as an external trade operator (importer). Import Ministry of Industry and Commerce (One Stop Shop).
Registration as External Operator - Exporter Formulário para registro como operador de comércio externo (importador, exportador ou ambos). Export Ministry of Industry and Commerce (One Stop Shop).