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Moving Your Car to Nice From The United States 

When you need to move your car to Nice, France you may feel a little overwhelmed when trying to figure out all of the customs regulations, transportation methods, and documents that you will need to make what you need become a reality. Moving your car to Nice should not come with worry and frustration. Your auto transport agent will walk you through each step of the international shipping process, help you with the knowledge of all the necessary paperwork that is required and will make the entire transaction easily done and as smooth as possible for you. Nice is a beautiful city in France to relocate to. Filled with beautiful floral life and exquisite architecture, it is the perfect city to have your own personal car to drive and enjoy all that the city has to offer. When you hire the auto transporter in the United States you will need to make sure they have a copy of your driver’s license, your social security number and car title and insurance certificate in order to begin processing your shipping request. If you need someone to pick your car up and deliver it to the exit port the auto shipping agent will take care of that as well. Your agent will be your source for all the information needed for shipping your car overseas as they have extensive knowledge of the process from start to finish with every country they provide service to and from. You can also contact Customs in the U.S. if you have questions about car exportation from the U.S. or other questions concerning customs laws. 

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Nice

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Nice to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$20005+21 days
Nice to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$31005+32 days
Nice to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$20005+32 days
Nice to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$31006+32 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Nice
$550$31006+32 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Nice
$575$20006+21 days
Nice to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$20006+21 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Nice
$775$31007+32 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Nice
$800$20006+21 days
Nice to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$31007+32 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

What Will Customs in Nice Need for Clearance?

Customs requirements will vary from country to country and knowing the regulations that apply to Nice are imperative when importing your personal car to the city. You can import a personal vehicle that is up to four years and six months old. You will need to have specific documents and paperwork readily available for the customs agent when the car reaches the Port of Nice or the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport in Nice and is going through the clearance inspection. The agent will need your photo identification, proof of residency, original vehicle title and registration, and your car manufacturers Certificate of Conformity. You will also need to make sure that you register your car once it is in Nice to have a French Registration and be assigned a French Domestic License Plate. This can be done for up to four months after your car has been cleared by customs and if you do not register within the four months, you could have your car held and would be charged large fines by the city of Nice for non-compliance with the local law. You can contact the French Embassy in Washington, DC for more information on customs regulations in Nice.

What are My Choices for Shipping to Nice?

Shipping a car to Nice should be a simple procedure once you have all of the paperwork out of the way and have arranged to have your car delivered to the shipping port in the United States to begin the international voyage to Nice. Before you can ship the car, however, you need to determine what type of shipping you will be using. If you only need to ship your car and won’t need any personal items or household goods shipped along with it, the preferred shipping method is RoRo Shipping. Your car will be driven aboard the cargo ship, secured into place for the trip, and then simply driven off once it reaches the Port of Nice. Roro is the simplest, quickest and most widely used way to ship cars internationally. If you need to ship some personal items when you ship your car, or if it would just make you feel more secure, you can ship your car inside of a container. Container Shipping is also via the sea and your car would be loaded inside of a large container and then lifted onto the cargo ship for the journey. Shipping via container can take a little longer than with RoRo shipping due to customs inspections, but it is a welcome value when you need to ship your home supplies or just want the added security of your car being sealed inside of a container while traveling overseas. The last option for shipping is shipping by air. Air Shipping is the fastest way to have your car delivered to you in Nice. The car is loaded onto a cargo plane at the airport in the United States and will be flown into the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport in Nice.

Regardless of the method of shipping that you choose, keep in mind that if you have any questions, your auto transport agent will be more than happy to give you all the information that you need. They will also provide you with a finalized cost quote that will detail all amounts that need to be paid before shipping as well as payments due upon receiving your car in Nice.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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