For tax free purchases from German suppliers over €2500 (or €1000 when imported from outside of Germany) you must apply for an import licence by using a BFG Form 60 accompanied by a copy of the invoice. BFG Customs and Immigration will then issue you with your import licence (the BFG Form 80). If you wish to purchase goods over €2500 (€1000 from outside Germany) you will be asked by the Mehrwertsteuer (MwSt) Office to provide evidence that you have more than 6 months left of your tour.

To avoid disappointment, friction and a wasted visit to the MwSt Office, please make sure that you bring evidence of your end of tour with you.