Foreign nationals not residing in the UK or established in the EU can claim VAT returns on goods purchase in the EU.
Visitors not established in the European Union if:
The place of residence is not in the EU
The visitor will leave UK for a destination outside of EU
Visitor provides the goods, their receipts and the VAT refund documents to the Customs upon departure.
Non-EU residents studying or working in the UK or EU residents, if:
All goods except:
All goods except:
The forms should be completed during the purchase with the retailer in presence. At the time of the purchase the full price of the goods must be paid. The refund will not be received if the information on the form is not fully completed. You will receive the refund once the goods are exported outside the EU. It can be received from the retailer, refund company, or at the cash refund booth at the airport.
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