NEW Australian signing Shane Elford has officially come off the Giants' overseas quota.
The former Wests' star, left, received his English passport yesterday, ahead of arriving in England at the end of December.
Fellow ex-Tigers John Skandalis and Jamahl Lolesi are also in the process of coming off the quota, and should receive their Greek and Samoan passports in the near future.
Elford had little problem picking up British documentation because his parents are English.
And Giants football manager Stuart Sheard is delighted that one of the three administrative hurdles has already been overcome.
"We've never had any doubt they would get their passports, it was just a matter of how quickly," said Sheard.
"It's great news to know Shane is sorted, and we expect the other two to overcome the final hurdles very shortly.
"Knowing the whole process is almost at an end means the players don't need to worry any more and can concentrate on what really matters - playing for the Giants."
With the three West Tigers players not on the quota, it means Brad Drew is the only Giant on the club's overseas list.
Meanwhile, the Christmas party for junior Giants takes place at Billy Rox next Sunday (December 17) between 5 and 7pm.
There will be special appearances from Big G as well as Giants Super League stars.
The fun and games will be hosted by matchday presenter Steve Long and there will be special Giants giveaways.
The event is free of charge.
* The winner of the new Giants' blue and purple alternative shirt was Louis Richardson.
He correctly answered that Martin Aspinwall scored the opening try in this year's Giants v St Helens Challenge Cup final and was then lucky enough to be the first name out of the hat.