My trip is almost over and I'm after some advice about claiming VAT when I leave London. From what I've been able to find out, you must be able to produce and show the goods to the tax claim people (I take it you would have to do the vat thing before checking in your luggage?) and they must be unused. I bought clothing from two stores in Paris, one did a printed form, the other a hand written one.
Also purchased item in Ireland, can I claim these from London as well? At the shop in Cong, the sales lady put the form/receipt in an envelope and said just post it within three months, at the other shop, I was told to fill out required information on the receipt.
Am I able to claim from both countries when exiting London? Also, must all price tags still be on the items and if you wear one of the clothing items, does that mean you cannot claim for that item?.
Flight with China Southern departs 10.30pm from T4, any advice on how early to arrive at the airport?