Tax-Free Shopping in France and Northern Ireland (UK)

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Tax-Free shopping in 5 easy steps!

1. Request invoices

You must specifically request shops to issue business invoices (or “facture” in French) addressed to Airvat before making purchases. Important: read invoicing instructions.

2. Upload documents

Scan your passport to sign up and take full clear pictures of your Airvat invoices each time you make a purchase.

3. Generate barcode

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.

4. Validate your refund

Scan your 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.

5. Get paid electronically

No more lost or missing refunds! Select how you wish to be paid and track the status of your refund in the app.

Our payment methods include:

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Cheaper and easier VAT refunds with the Airvat mobile app!


Get more tax back

Receive up to 50% more refund with us! There is no minimum spend per purchase, no hidden fees, no foreign exchange commissions with us.


Works in any store

Shop tax-free in any online or physical store but don’t ask for a tax refund! Instead, request for an invoice addressed to Airvat and we’ll do the rest! Important: read invoicing instructions.


Simple digital process

We will consolidate all of your Airvat invoices from different stores into a single digital tax-free form. Scan the barcode from your phone at the airport or station to validate the refund.

VAT refund calculator

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.

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