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Tax Free Shopping in South Korea


Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in South Korea

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Standard VAT rate: 10%

Minimum purchase amount: 30,000 KRW



Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • If you have permanent residence outside South Korea
  • If you are a foreign visitor to South Korea who stays for no longer than 6 months
  • If you are a South Korean national living overseas for more than 2 years, who is visiting South Korea for no longer than 3 months
  • If you do not receive a salary from a company located in South Korea.
  • If you are not a member of cabin or flight crew working for Korea Flight Company
  • If you are not a South Korean diplomat working in South Korea or overseas
  • If you are not a foreign diplomat working in South Korea


Local information

Refund Kiosks

  • Located at Seoul Gimpo Airport, Daegu Airport and Incheon Aiport[Allen1]
  • Export customs validation and cash refund can be received from a Kiosk if the refund amount is up to:
  • 3000,000 KRW (Daegu Airport and Incheon Airport)
  • 177,000 KRW (Gimpo Airport)
  • If the refund amount is higher (or you want to receive the refund on your credit card), follow the usual process of obtaining a validation stamp from Customs and mailing back the Tax Free Form to us using the pre-paid envelope provided in store.


Tax Free goods:

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

Contact us:

Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by Customs can be sent to:

Global Blue Korea Co. Ltd.
6th Floor. Yellow Ballon Bldg,
31, Soopyo-ro, Jung-gu, 04552
Seoul, Korea

How to fill in Tax Free Form

If you have any questions
http://www.globalblue.com/customer-services/contact-us/

For frequently asked questions visit
http://www.globalblue.com/customer-services/faqs/


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