I am planning to finish my landing process sometime in May 2006. Which is my closest port of entry as I am living in New York City? Also I am planning to move to Ottawa. I am planning to complete my landing process now and come back to settle after six months. I am planning to take CAD 20,000 as a travelers check for the proof of funds. I would like to deposit the amount only when I want to move permanently. Here are my questions Can I bring back the travelers check to US? Do I need to pay any taxes when I enter into US? Do I need to pay any taxes when I re-enter into Canada? To avoid taxes do I need to declare this in my goods to follow list or similar? Is there any upper limit for us to bring money into Canada to avoid taxes? I would appreciate your time. Thanks, John.