Tax Free Shopping in Spain

Shop in Spain in three easy steps. Check the country rules for Tax Free shopping and get your refund.

Go Shopping

Go shopping and while paying, remember to ask for a Global Blue Tax Free Form. Here's what you need to know to shop Tax Free.

Country VAT rates

Standard VAT rate
Optics - Glassware and sunglasses
Medicines and pharmaceutical
Books and magazines

How much you need to spend minimum

No minimal purchase amount

Who is eligible?

  • Shoppers who are permanent residents in a non-EU country

Non Refundable goods:

Tax Free Goods

Refunds are paid on items that are exported in the shoppers personal luggage. 

Refundable items must be unused.

Non Refundable goods:

  • Services

Important Information to shop Tax Free in Spain

Bring your Passport and/or official document with your residence and picture to be shown to Shop Staff. Make sure that all fields are filled in correctly when you request your Tax Free Form in store.


  • Share your contact details with the shop (phone number or e-mail) to receive instructions in your own language for a successful Tax free shopping experience.
  • Give your CC details for an automatic refund after Customs validation.
  • Or get your Refund in advance in the city previous to validation (please check conditions).

If you are a Global Blue member:
In most stores, you can scan your digital barcode at check-out. Your personal data will be automatically filled in on the Tax Free Form.


Not yet a Global Blue member?

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Get Customs Validation

Get your Tax Free Form validated when you exit the European Union. Find below the nearest Customs Office or self-validation Kiosk.

Time limit for validating your form

3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form

Validity of stamped Form

4 years from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form

Important information to validate your Tax Free Form in Spain

If you leave the EU from Spain, use validation kiosks:

  • Go to the DIVA kiosk at your departure airport or seaport in Spain 
  • Scan the bar code on your DIVA Tax Free Form 
  • Check the on-screen symbol

No Custom validation = No refund. 

Please note in case of autorefund or refund in advance (Downtown/ Lounge) the process will be completed after the positive digital validation of the Tax Free Form.

If you leave the EU from other Country:
Don't scan your Tax Free Form in the kiosk in Spain and proceed to validate your Tax Free Form in your last exit point prior to leave the European Union.


Receive Your Refund

For an automatic refund, check the payment details selected in store or saved on your Global Blue App and MCC. Visit any Global Blue Refund Office or Kiosk in Spain. Present the validated Tax Free Form and get your refund.

Important information to get your refund in Spain

To get your refund at any Global Blue Refund Office in Spain please provide the following:

  • Personal details and passport
  • Completed Tax Free Form validated by Customs 
  • Original purchase receipt

More information

Still in doubt about the above steps? Check out our general guide.

Global Blue Addresses

Printed Tax Free Forms validated by Customs must be sent to:

Standard and registered mail
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava,
Slovakia, Europe

For courier
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava,
Slovakia, Europe

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