Tax Free shopping is better with Visa & Global Blue

  • Sign up privileges just for Visa Cardholders
  • Streamlined tax refund experience

Tax Free shopping is better with Visa & Global Blue

Sign up privileges just for Visa Cardholders
Streamlined tax refund experience

Sign Up Privileges

As a Visa cardholder you will receive exclusive Global Blue benefits when you join their SHOP TAX FREE membership.

Visa Classic cardholders will receive a one-time entry voucher to Global Blue VIP lounge, where available, and exclusive member-only shopping offers from Global Blue’s brand partners.

Visa Premium cardholders will receive complimentary access to the Global Blue VIP programme which includes:
• Unlimited access to Global Blue VIP Lounges
• Unlimited access to Airport Fast Track at Global Blue Refund Offices
• Exclusive member-only shopping offers from Global Blue’s brand partners

Exclusions apply. To find out more about the Visa privileges, click here.


Spend less time on paperwork, and more time enjoying your holiday

By joining the Global Blue ‘SHOP TAX FREE’ programme, you can streamline your tax free shopping experience.

Avoid having to manually fill out Tax Free Forms instore by safely storing passport and payment details with your digital SHOP TAX FREE Card. Just show your digital card every time you ask for tax free, and your details will be automatically printed on the Tax Free Form.

Once you’ve signed up, save even more time by setting up automatic refunds to your Visa debit or credit card. This will help you to avoid queues at refund offices.

Global Blue will help you track and manage your transactions, step by step, so you’ll never miss a refund.

Click here for more information about the Global Blue ‘SHOP TAX FREE’ programme.

Sign Up Today

Complete the following details to become a Global Blue member & gain access to your exclusive Visa sign up privileges.

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What is Tax Free Shopping

Global Blue’s Tax Free Shopping service makes travel more rewarding. International shoppers are entitled to claim back the VAT or Sales Tax they pay on purchases when they take them home.

Millions of international shoppers use Global Blue’s tax free service every year, to claim the tax refund for purchases made at over 300,000 affiliated stores worldwide. Use the Global Blue app to find all stores with Global Blue tax refunds.


Purchase eligible goods in a participating merchant & show the campaign QR code to Store Staff when asking for a Global Blue tax refund. Show your SHOP TAX FREE Card when you pay and your Tax Free Forms will be automatically completed.


As you travel home, validate your Tax Free Form with the validation kiosks at departure or at Customs. Don’t pack away your purchases in your luggage, as Customs may also need to see the goods you purchased.


Receive your refund automatically to your Visa credit or debit card. Save time by adding your Visa credit or debit card to your SHOP TAX FREE profile. You’ll receive more information in your welcome email.

Frequently Asked Questions