Guide to Tax Free shopping in Faroe Islands

How to shop Tax Free in Faroe Islands?

  • Step 1: Go shopping
  • Look for Planet logo and ask for Planet Tax Free form when making a purchase
  • Step 2: Get Customs validation
  • Step 3: Return your Tax Free form to Planet and receive your refund

Shopping in Faroe Islands

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Faroe Islands Currency: DKK
  • 25%Standard VAT rate
  • Minimum spend:
    • DKK 300
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
    • Non-Faroese residents
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
    • 3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • 1 year from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
  • Refund limits:

Get your Tax Free form approved by customs

Refund requirements

Required for refunding:

  • Fully completed Tax Free forms stamped by Customs

Required for customs approval:

  • Fully completed Tax Free form
  • Unused purchased goods and receipts
  • Passport and travel documents

Customs advice:

  • Remember to validate your Tax Free forms at Customs at the last exit point before leaving EU.

Special note:

  • Have your passport with you when shopping and ask the store staff to scan it already when issuing your Tax Free sticker! This enables faster digital validation which makes for a much quicker service when you depart the Faroe Islands. This is particularly useful if you are departing with M/S Norröna (Smyril Line) as there may be long queues to embark on the ship.
  • Make sure you have your products, your passport and your shopping receipts ready for inspection as you get your goods export validated on departure. If you are unable to show your purchases on request, the export of goods cannot be validated and we will be unable to refund your VAT.
  • If you are departing from Vagar Airport, go to the Tourist Information / Airport Customer Service desk with your passport, products and receipt before dropping your luggage. They will check your forms and process your refunds for you. If you get selected for a Custom Authority goods inspection, you will be asked to step over to the Customs Authority service counter where an officer will inspect your goods and approve the transaction, whereupon the Tourist Information desk can proceed to refund your VAT.

How can I get my refund?

  • Visit any Planet Refund Office
  • Present the validated Tax Free forms and get your refund
View Refund locations
  • Standard refund
  • If you haven't received your refund at our Refund Point, provide your payment details on the Tax Free form, get Customs validation and return the Tax Free form by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form in one of our Planet drop boxes.

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