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I have a couple of Thai students staying with us who have just completed 6 months language courses at the University of the Arts and who will be heading home soon and have asked me about reclaiming VAT on their spending since Christmas but its seems “difficult” Must say I have never had the need to even bother with the “excise” boys since my luggage only ever consists of a passport CC,Drivng L and maybe a Tesco bag but our Thai femail students are taking most of Oxford/Bond St back with them…Help.
They appear to have all the bits of paperwork and I have already visited an outfit ie exchange place near Ox Circus which deals with said VAT returns but what a carry on…??..So… question us..can they simply turn up at T3 on departure day with the bits and pieces and get the 20 % back..

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