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Old 01-21-2007, 09:46 AM
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Where do you claim the VAT refund after buying goods at SWEDEN, DENMARK etc? Do you have to claim this at the port or at Heathrow before you board your flight back home after the cruise to get the cash back? Any thoughts? Thank you so very much.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:22 AM
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the best will be to have a look here.

If you are visiting different EU-countries you should do claim for the refund any time you are leaving the EU, so you minimize the procudures.

E. g.

You enter the EU in

go to Denmark
fly to Switzerland
go Germany
then to Netherlands
finally to the UK
before you return to the US

As Switzerland is non-member of EU. I would do it first time in Denmark. So you get some money already back because you are leaving the EU and the customs can approve it. This money you can spend again in Germany, Netherlands and UK. And there you show all purchases you bought in this three countries before you are leaving the EU permanently.

Hope everything is clear.

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