In any case, on your return trip, remember to always carry:
- Your passport.
- Receipts or DIVA form for your purchases.
- The goods you purchased.
- Your boarding pass.
There are two ways to reclaim VAT after getting the form validated at Customs:
- Through the Tax Free management body located where you are departing (a fee will be charged). The refund will be in euros, in cash, to your credit card, by cheque, or by bank transfer.
- Directly through the shop where you made the purchases. They will refund the entire amount within 15 days by cheque, bank transfer, or to your credit card.
Also, remember that if your next destination is another country in the European Union, you will not be able to reclaim VAT in Spain, but in the last airport before leaving the EU.
For more information, you can download this information leaflet.