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Tax Free Shopping in Turkey



Look for stores displaying Global Blue Tax Free Shopping signage in the window.


When paying for your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free Form.

Fill in all the required fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet.


Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund




At the airport please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight departs.


Before you check in for your flight, go to the Customs desk and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport and purchases to get a stamp on your form.


Don’t pack goods away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them to the Customs Officer.


Remember: No Customs Stamp = No Refund



Go to a Refund office displaying the Global Blue logo.


Present your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to receive the refund in cash or to credit card.


In a rush? Mail your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to the address of the Processing Centre and receive your refund on your credit card.


NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s service fee.




Shoppers eligible for Tax Free Shopping

● If you have a permanent residence outside Turkey and have not spent more than 6 months in Turkey


VAT Rate

Standard rates:


Textiles and clothes, leather goods, carpets, shoes, bags, optics, books, food: 8%

Accessories, electronics, watches, sunglasses, cosmetics, porcelain/ceramics and homeware: 18% 


Minimum purchase amount

100.00 TRY+VAT


Tax Free goods

Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.


Tax Free Form

● The Form is valid 3 month from the export date.

● The Form must be duly stamped by Turkish official customs within 3 months following the date when the Form was issued.

● The Form must have the printed stamp of the Ministry of Finance and the invoice number in red.


Address of Processing Centre


Global Blue Turkey

Tesvikiye Ferah Sok. No :29

TR-34365 Istanbul






●The post delivery is free of charge from Turkey  if you use the Global Blue prepaid envelope provided by the shop. Note that it is sent by regular post.

●If you have not received the prepaid envelope you can use a standard envelope (at your expense)

●In order to prevent a possible loss of the documents, we recommend you to use secured mail service (e.g. registered mail or courier- at your expense)

●Before sending the documents, please make a copy of them or write down Tax Free Form number (DOC ID) of each Form for your reference.

●In order to assure smooth processing of your refund send us just Tax Fee Forms filled in completely and correctly

How to fill in Tax Free Form



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Refund Offices