Eligibility for VAT Refund
Are you eligible for Tax Free Shopping ?
■ Non-European Union resident.
■ Over 16.
■ Claiming for transactions over €100 including VAT.
■ Purchase tourist goods from a retailer displaying the Tax Free Shopping sign.
■ Transport the goods back to your country of residence by yourself.
How to claim VAT Refund
At the airport
■ Proceed at a tax refund desk when you arrive at the airport for your return journey.
Do this before checking in your baggage, before security, and ensure you have the items and documents with you for inspection.
■ French Customs tax refund desks (Détaxe) are open during flight operation hours.
If you have a Tax Free form displaying PABLO logo, you can have your goods stamped at any PABLO barcode reader.
Where to claim VAT Refund
At PABLO Tax refund self-service kiosks
PABLO barcode readers are located near to Customs desks.
1- Select your language.
2- Scan the bar code on your form.
3- Obtain Customs approval → a green screen will appear with the message ″OK, form valid″.
At Tax refund desks
CDGVAL Level (Hall 6)
Departures level, Exit 8d
Arrivals level, Exit 10a
Departures, after security
VAT cash reimbursement
After security, you can bring your Tax Free form validated By French Customs & passport to a Cash Paris or Travelex booth.
You will receive your VAT refund in cash (€) or can have it transferred to your credit card which takes four to six weeks.