I'll be arriving in Cairo mid-August. The school says we arrive on landing visas and work permits should be ready immediately after we arrive. Here's my question; I am bringing a bunch of guitars, a keyboard and some other musical stuff as excess baggage. I understand there is a difference between how these items would be treated for duty depending on whether I arrive with a work permit or not. With a work permit, the goods would be personal items and therefore duty free. Without a work permit they would require duty paying (at, I beleive 40 or 50%). This maybe wrong, but this is the impression I am getting (gald to be corrected). Anybody had any experience of this in Egypt? I'm wondering if it's not worth leaving some of the stuff in the UK until I definitely have a work permit and then bring it over (maybe at Christmas).