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Tax Free Shopping in Sweden


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 blue, and one white. 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 a Global Blue Refund Office (if your last EU departure point is Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland) or go to Customs ( if your last EU departure point is another EU country) and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport, itinerary, receipts/invoices 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 to the Customs Officer.


In case you didn’t manage to obligatory export validation stamp when leaving Sweden, obtain one of the following export validations within 3 months from the month of purchase:

• An export customs stamp from any EU country;

• An export validation stamp from Global Blue agents located in Sweden, Finland, Åland or Denmark.

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

In case you’re holder of EU / Norwegian passport, provide also resident / work permit outside EU / Åland for minimum 1 year.

The stamped Swedish Form is valid 1 year after purchase date,

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


Go to a Refund counter displaying the Global Blue logo.

Present your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to receive the refund in cash or to a credit card. Please note that only credit card payment is available at Göterborg Landvetter airport.

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

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 in a non-EU country except for Norway and Åland.

●If you are a non-EU (and Norway) citizen who has a residence or work permit in EU, Norway or Åland, and you have obtained an official document from the tax authorities confirming that you are no longer living in EU, or Norway. The document cannot be older than 3 months.

● If you are a EU or Norway citizen, who has a 1 year residence, or work permit in a non-EU (and Norway) country and you can prove that you are no longer living in the EU.

VAT Rate

Standard rate: 25%

Food: 12%

Books: 6%

Minimum purchase amount

200 SEK

Tax Free goods

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

●Exported goods must be unused .

Tax Free Form

●The Form is valid 1 year after purchase date.

●The Form must be duly stamped by the official Swedish (www.tullverket.se) or any other EU country customs or by Global Blue Refund Office in Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark within 3 months from the month of purchase.

●All goods must be described on the Form or Receipt/Invoice.

●Original receipts/invoices must be attached to the Form, if refund amount exceeds 500 SEK.

●Receipts/invoices can be added together on one Tax Free Form if all were issued on the same day by the same shop, and the dates on the Tax Free Form and on the receipts/invoices correspond.

Please note that the minimum purchase amount per day and per VAT rate is 200 SEK.

●If the Form was stamped by a Refund Office in Sweden, Finland or Norway a copy of the passport is required. If you hold an EU or a Norwegian passport you need to also provide us with a copy of your resident- or work permit outside EU and Norway which must be valid 1 year from the date of issue until the date of expiry


●The post delivery  is free of charge from all the world 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

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




Contact us

In case of any other questions contact us: www.globalblue.com/contact-us/

For frequently asked questions visit: www.globalblue.com/faqs/

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