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Tax Free Shopping in Norway

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Norway

Bjorvika Barcode in Oslo Norway

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.

Tax Free Forms are available in two versions - one white and one blue. Fill in all the required fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet.

Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund

At the airport, at the border, on the ferry or cruise-ships please allow enough time for the refund process.

Go to a Refund office displaying the Global Blue logo and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport or ID card and purchases to get a stamp on your form.

Make sure the goods are unused. Don’t pack them away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them at the Refund Office.

After Refund Office staff has validated and stamped your form, you will receive the refund in cash or to credit card.

Please observe that at some airports a cash handling fee per "Form" will be charged should you require an Immediate Refund in cash.


In case you didn’t manage to get obligatory export validation stamp when leaving Norway, obtain one of the following export validations within 1 month from the date of purchase:

  • An import validation stamp from your local Customs;
  • An export customs stamp from any country (it doesn't have to be EU country);
  • An export validation stamp from Global Blue agents located in Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark;
  • A notary stamp from your country.

Don’t forget to send your stamped original Tax Free Form and original receipt from shop to Global Blue Processing Centre.

The stamped Norwegian Form is valid 1 year since the issuing date (issuing date is included).

Global Blue needs to receive and check your stamped Form within this period to ensure smooth processing of your refund.

Remember: No Export validation = No Refund

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 (minimum 183 days) outside Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark.
  • f you have a permanent residence at the Svalbard Islands or Jan Mayen Island, you are eligible for Tax refund if the purchase amount exceeds 1,000 NOK excluding VAT.

VAT Rate
Standard rate: 25%
Food: 15%

Minimum purchase amount
General goods: 315 NOK (VAT 25%)
Food: 290 NOK (VAT 15%)

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

● Exported goods must be unused.

● Non-refundable goods:

     ● Fuel

     ● Vehicles

     ● Books

Tax Free Form

  • The Form must be duly stamped (export validated) within 1 month from date of purchase (date on Tax Free Form & receipt).
  • The Form is valid 1 year since the issuing date. Issuing date is included.


- Issuing date : 12/01/2016

- Validity date:  11/01/2017

  • The Tax Free form must carry an export validation stamp from a Global Blue Refund Office in Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark


  • 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

Address of Processing Centre

  • Tax Free Forms are processed in Global Blue Slovakia.

Please send the valid, duly filled in and export verified Tax Free Form to the following address


For standard and registered mail:
Global Blue
P.O.BOX 363
810 00 Bratislava
For courier
Global Blue
Prievozska 4D/Block E
821 09 Bratislava


If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

Refund Points

Travel Pack