Shrewsbury Town can confirm Max Mata has received home office clearance and a work visa and is now able to play for the club.
The striker currently has a minor calf strain so misses today's game against Lincoln. But head coach Matt Taylor has confirmed he expects the New Zealand international to make his debut at Fleetwood next weekend.
The boss said: "We found out after training on Thursday ironically that Max would be available. However, unfortunately, in that last 10 minutes in training he hurt his calf slightly.
"It is nothing serious, he is out for five to seven days so we anticipate he will be available for next weekend.
"It’s been an arduous process, I know that, in terms of the amount of the work the football club has done and Jayne (Bebb) has done - the club secretary – to try and get us to a point where he would have available.
"I just want to say thank you to her and I also want to thank the chairman because it’s not been cheap either.
"We have done all we can, I know Jayne has done all she can, it’s just really disappointing Max won’t be involved today because of a slight calf tear.
"But he will still score goals for us and we are only in the fourth game of the season.
"It will be nice for him to be in the squad next Saturday."