French regulations

Currency: Euro (€)
VAT rate: 20%
Minimum purchase amount: €175.01
Deadline for getting your VAT refund form stamped: 3 months from end of month in which purchase was made

Documentation to provide to customs for validation:

  • Passport (or identity card for Swiss customers)
  • VAT refund form(s)
  • Receipt(s)
  • Merchandise purchased

To receive a VAT refund, a customer must:

  • Live outside the European Union on the date purchase was made
  • Be a visitor in France for less than six months
  • Be aged 16 or older