Btw, I agree with SteveinBS - Bring small electronics with you on the plane, like digital cameras, camcorders, a laptop. Also, when I said "I didn't bring anything", I meant the big stuff. My wife and I brought 8 suitcases with us on the plane, and we also shipped about 10 boxes weighing 40 pounds each through USPS. I understand that the shipping category we use may have been eliminated by USPS, and the max pounds may be less these days, I'm not sure. Since I was a permanent resident, getting the suitcases and the boxes was duty free, and it was pretty hassle free. For the suitcases, there was no hassle at all (except lugging them through the airport). For the boxes, we had to go to the central location to get them, but when I told them I was a permanent resident inmigrating, there was no more questions.