Hello all, I am a non EU-passport holding student studying in France. I'm thinking of buying the iPhone 10 and claiming the VAT refund when I travel out of France. I will be traveling outside of the EU late January from one of the retail stores in Paris (not online because I can't claim a tax refund on online purchases.) Technically speaking, I am considered as as EU resident as I have been staying in France more than 6 months and will be staying for at least another year (my VISA expires end of Jan, but I have the French residency card already, which allows to stay in France and travel outside of Schengen even my visa expires.) I'm buying the phone here in France because I will be living in France for at least another two years. It's just easier with the warranty. With the iPhone 10 here selling for 1100€+, and the VAT in France at 200€+, I am wondering... if I keep my iPhone unopened when I leave the EU for my trip, can I claim an VAT refund? Will they check my VISA/passport? How does it really work? Anyone has any experience on claiming VAT refund while on a long-stay student visa (even outside-EU experience is appreciated!)? Did it work? Thank you very much!