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.
Refunds are paid on items that are exported in the shoppers personal luggage.
Refundable items must be unused.
Please bring your Passport and / or official document with your residence and picture to be shown to Shop Staff. Make sure that all mandatory fields are filled in correctly when you request your Tax Free Form in store. In the case of missing or incorrect information, the form will be rejected by Customs.
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?
If Spain is your last destination before leaving Europe, get your Tax Free Form validated when you exit the country. Find below the nearest Customs Office or self-validation Kiosk.
3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
4 years from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
If you leave the EU from Spain, use validation kiosks:
If you are not leaving the EU through Spain, you must get the stamp at your final point of departure from the EU, presenting your completed Tax Free Form(s), receipts, passport, and purchased items at Customs.
No Custom validation = No refund.
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.
Visit any Global Blue Refund Office or Kiosk in Spain. Present the validated Tax Free Form and get your refund. For an automatic refund, check the payment details selected in store or saved on your Global Blue App and MCC.
To get your refund at any Global Blue Refund Office in Spain please provide the following:
Still in doubt about the above steps? Check out our general guide.
Printed Tax Free Forms validated by Customs must be sent to:
Standard and registered mail
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava,
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava,