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Diplomatic Privileges Manual

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Goods and services for the use of entitled individuals: refund of duty and VAT on hydrocarbon oil

Entitled individuals (those with continuing privileges) are eligible to claim a refund of the duty and VAT paid on petrol and diesel using Form TX10 (available from the FCO). The claims are processed by the Mineral Oils Reliefs Centre, Chillingham House, Benton Park View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE98 1ZZ.

The entitled individual should enter details of each individual purchase on the Form TX10 and add up the amount of duty and VAT for each type of fuel (leaded, unleaded and diesel).

The claim must be signed by the Head of the Mission and forwarded to the FCO for eligibility checks and approval. Receipts may be required by the FCO to support the claim.

Claims must be authorised by the Head of Mission prior to repayment. Where correct authority is not provided the claim will be returned to the mission for correction.

Claims may be adjusted for minor arithmetical errors with repayment being adjusted as appropriate.