Moving to a new country can be exciting and overwhelming. For international flights, you are only allowed to carry 2-3 bags weighing no more than 25kg per bag, so you don’t need to pack everything, you just need to pack the necessary items and you can buy the rest when you land.
Here are some necessary things that should be in your suitcase:
Make sure you have copies of all the necessary documents needed to travel.
- Your Visa and passport
- Medical Records
- Employment letter (if you are moving to the US for a job)
- Acceptance letter and other university requirements (if you are relocating for school).
Note:You can also make soft copies of your documents and save them on your drive in case you misplace any of the documents.
It is very important that you pack the essential clothing first, things that will be very important immediately after you land (depending on the state you are going to).
Here are a few important clothing items
- Socks, gloves, and caps
- Winter Jacket
- Summer clothes
- Boots, sneakers, and flip-flops
- At least one formal pair of clothes
Ensure you pack up all your devices that you will need in the US, i.e.
- Phones and chargers
- Laptop and Charger
- Digital Camera and Charger
- Earphones/headphones and charger
Cosmetics and accessories
When packing cosmetics and accessories, make sure you pack items that are really important to your personal care and well-being. You can pack items like
- Body Cream
- Make-up and sanitary essentials
- Wallets and handbags
You can also pack a small number of your local food items (ensure you wrap them properly). basic kitchen equipment that you may require during your first few days.