U.K. and Ireland - VAT refund with British passport but resident in Dubai
Jun 13, 12, 1:05 pm
I'm planning to visit london in July and will buy a Rolex watch for my wife. I would like to reclaim the VAT paid but I'm a British passport holder, currently living in Dubai (for the past 3 years). Will my British passport cause any problems with the VAT refund?
Jun 13, 12, 1:31 pm
Nationality is not the issue.
Jun 13, 12, 3:50 pm
Never had an issue with this when claiming a VAT refund in UK or Ireland on the way back to the US - currently resident there. You may be asked for proof of UAE residency but that's it.
Jun 13, 12, 7:21 pm
Indeed, passport is not the issue.
No problem at all.
Jun 13, 12, 11:21 pm
Great, thank you all for your replies.
I'm sure my UAE residency visa should be sufficient proof then!
Jun 14, 12, 3:46 am
Yup, they'll want to see the residency visa but it's not a problem.