Harry Rushton's got a visa, but now comes the hard part. Getting the Canberra Raiders' English recruit a plane ticket.
There's more than 32,000 Australians around the world trying to get home as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with international travel.
That makes getting a ticket tough - especially given the Australian government has said it will give preferential treatment to vulnerable Aussie citizens.
Rushton's neither an Australian, nor vulnerable.
But both his management and the Raiders are working hard to try and make it happen.
The Green Machine's young players return for pre-season on December 7, with the senior players to return a few weeks after that and the State of Origin stars not expected until the New Year.
Rushton was signed on a three-year deal, with the 18-year-old only making his English Super League debut for the Warriors a month ago.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said the prospect of him coming had improved.
"His visa's been cleared, but it's a matter now of trying to get a flight," he said.
"We've got one thing covered, but now there's another issue. We've got to wait on that.
"That's looking a little bit healthier now, but then again we've got to get a flight and I think that might be the hard part."
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It's unclear what will happen if Rushton can't make it Down Under.
The Raiders would then hope to bring him to Canberra for the 2022 NRL season.
But whether Wigan will have the salary cap space to keep Rushton on for an extra season or he would need to find another Super League club for a season was up in the air.
He would further bolster their second-row stocks following the departure of England international John Bateman.
The Raiders already have Elliott Whitehead, Corey Harawira-Naera and Hudson Young as back-row options, but Canberra chief executive Don Furner said they could look for further cover if Rushton can't come.
"We'd then have two spots available so then it would be a matter of keeping our eye open to see who was available," Furner said.
"But we'd probably look for another back rower, but not be in a hurry and see what may transpire.
"Hopefully [Rushton would then come for 2022], but hopefully we can get a flight."
The Raiders hope they can have winger Jordan Rapana's two-year contract extension signed off this week, while hooker Siliva Havili has taken up his option for 2021.
But he'll still be one of eight Raiders off contract come November 1 - when other clubs can then sign them for 2022.
The list also includes star forwards Dunamis Lui, Hudson Young and Emre Guler.
Raiders winger Michael Oldfield looks set to leave the Green Machine, with his contract to expire on Sunday.
He's been linked with a move to Parramatta.
Furner said they submitted their usual requests to the NRL in regards to the 2021 fixture - home games during winter to be played during the day, with night games in the opening rounds.
It will also include their trip to Wagga Wagga for their second game there after they had to cancel this year's trip due to the coronavirus.
They have an option to play there in 2022 as well, but will wait before making a decision.
"Our game in Wagga, we've pencilled that in and asked for that," Furner said.
"We have an option for a third [game]. We'll just see how it goes. We don't even know about COVID.
"They had to postpone it this year. We're planning to go there and then we'll assess it after that."