Tax Free Shopping in Norway

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Norway

Bjorvika Barcode in Oslo Norway

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

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • If you have permanent residence outside Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark
  • If you have permanent residence at Svalbard or on Jan Mayen, you are eligible for tax refund if the purchase amount exceeds 1,250 NOK per item unit.

How to Shop Tax Free

When paying for your purchases, ask store staff for a Global Blue Tax Free Form.

  • If you are a SHOP TAX FREE Card/App holder, present your card/App to store staff. Your personal details will automatically be filled out on the Tax Free Form.


When you leave Norway, go to a Refund Office and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport, receipts and purchases to get a stamp on your form. Norwegian Tax Free forms are valid 1 month from issuing date.

  • How to complete and fill in the Tax Free Form, click here.
  • Goods should be kept available for inspection, unused and with the original receipts
  • Validate within 1 month of the date of your Tax Free Form.

Validated Forms can be refunded within 1 year

You will receive the refund in cash or to your credit card.
Refund paid is the VAT minus Global Blue’s service fee.

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage
Exported goods must be unused and presented to refund office.
Non-refundable goods:
● Fuel
● Vehicles
● Books

Contact us
Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by a Global Blue Refund Office or Agent + receipts can 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

Tax Free Forms without a stamp are not valid for refund.

Before sending the original Tax Free Forms + receipts, we advise that you make a copy /take a picture of them, and write down Tax Free Form number (DOC ID) of each Form for your reference.

If you have any questions, go to Help & Support

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