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Tax Free Shopping

Enjoy tax free shopping instore at Optique Vision Nottingham and Derby. Customers who are visitors to the UK from outside the EU benefit from legislation which allows them to reclaim back the VAT on their sunglasses and glasses purchases from Optique Vision. Its so simple and easy to do that by simply showing your passport and filling out a VAT 407 form at the time of purchase instore foreign customers can save on the VAT they have paid.

To qualify for VAT refund customers must:

  • Pay for the goods in full at the time of purchase
  • the customer must make the purchase in person and complete the form at the retailer’s premises in full
  • show passport details
  • live outside the EU
  • stay outside the EU for at least 12 months
  • leave the UK for a destination outside the EU with the goods you have bought by the end of the third month after the month when you bought them
  • show customs officials the goods, your receipts for them and a completed VAT refund document when you leave the EU
  • the customer must send the retailer or the refund company evidence of export stamped by Customs on an official version of Form VAT 407

You cannot reclaim VAT for

  • mail order goods, including Internet sales
  • services, professional fees, repairs

Further information for customers about Tax Free shopping is available from the HM Revenue Customs website.