Purchase receipts or retailer’s own tax-free forms are not accepted. You must specifically request shops to issue business invoices (or “facture” in French) addressed to Airvat before making purchases. Important: read invoicing instructions.
Take full clear pictures of your Airvat invoices each time you make a purchase in any online or physical store. We will combine all of your Airvat invoices from different stores into a single digital tax-free form.
Finished shopping? Generate your Airvat tax refund form in the app before your departure. Make sure that you have all your shopping items still unused and ready for a Customs inspection.
Scan Airvat tax-free form’s barcode from your phone at any self-service Customs kiosks located in French international airports and train stations, including Calais Eurotunnel and ferry port.
No more lost or missing refunds! Select how you wish to be paid and track the status of your refund in the app. We will never charge your card - our peace of mind guarantee!
No minimum spend, hidden fees, or foreign currency charges
Receive over 13% cash back in any online or physical store
Combine all your shopping from different stores into one refund claim
Use our VAT refund calculator to see how much you can save as a tourist on your tax-free shopping in France or Northern Ireland (UK). Learn more here about how your VAT refund is calculated.
I saved over €200! Airvat prepared my tax form for me and I got it authorised at Paris Orly airport before flying home! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was able to get money back on all my high street shopping without filling out long tax-free forms by hand!
Fantastic app for travellers visiting France! I found the Airvat app very straightforward and easy to use. I flew out from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and received my payment within a week
At first I was really confused about how to claim money back on my shopping. Understanding the VAT retail export scheme and minimum purchase requirements is not easy for a foreigner. Thankfully Airvat makes getting your tax refund really simple
This works in every shop and makes the tax rebate approval procedure for overseas visitors so much more straightforward! This app has revolutionised travel shopping in France!
Airvat has changed shopping for international visitors. Everything in one place on my phone and the VAT refund form prepared for a quick approval at the airport customs.
Airvat is the best travel app for tourists visiting France! Much better value than using Global Blue or Planet tax refund services