Rangers have been given clearance to wrap up the capture of Andy Webster.
Webster had made the decision to move on from Wigan after less than six months in the North West of England and The Gers stepped in with a loan offer.
The news of Webster's desire to move to Glasgow alerted his former club Hearts who claimed to still own his registration.
The wrangle had been referred to Fifa and following consultation with the game's governing body, The SFA rubber-stamped his move to Rangers.
"Scotland defender Andy Webster has been given permission to join Rangers, following a meeting of the Scottish FA board of directors today," read a statement on The SFA's website.
"The player was previously with Heart of Midlothian but left to join Wigan Athletic last summer. The unusual nature of the move prompted a referral to Fifa, who decided at that time that he should be given dispensation to play for the English club.
"However, his return to a Scottish club on loan this month brought up the scenario that he was still registered in Scotland with Heart of Midlothian pending the conclusion of arbitration by Fifa.
"The Scottish FA has taken further guidance from Fifa this week, the outcome being that the board decided today to cancel the player's registration with Heart of Midlothian, and to register him with the Scottish FA for Rangers with immediate effect."