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Vat/ Customs Office for Refund at Budapest Airport Hours?

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Vat/ Customs Office for Refund at Budapest Airport Hours?

Hi

I want to buy a LV bag in Budapest bc I am assuming with the exchange rate that it is cheaper than in the USA. That being said, I have a super early flight out of Budapest on Weds that takes off to Sicily at 6AM. Does anyone know what the hours are for this office/booth? I prob be at the airport around 4:30am

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1. Re: Vat/ Customs Office for Refund at Budapest Airport Hours?

if you are flying to Sicily then you can't get any VAT refund in Budapest - you have to do that at your last port of call in the EU, wherever that may be - i.e. the airport from where you fly back from the EU to New York, or if that airport is not in the EU, the place where you exit the EU if VAT refund facilities exist at all.

The trouble you have to go through is such that it is hardly worth the trouble, though, and you will only get a proportion of it.

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GCEK and I agree on 99.999% of posts, but not this time. The VAT refund process is quite simple. Show the item, the receipt, etc. instructions on line. It's a 10ish minute process once you are at window if you have everything in order.

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But this transaction will only be taking place in Budapest if it is the last point of call in the EU - they won't let you do it if you are continuing to Italy ...

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4. Re: Vat/ Customs Office for Refund at Budapest Airport Hours?

Can i do then the Vat in Italy if ii buy something in Budapest?

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5. Re: Vat/ Customs Office for Refund at Budapest Airport Hours?

If you are flying back to New York from Italy that is where you do it. It has to be the last point in the EU.

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