Sania Mirza and her family will be leaving for Pakistan shortly to meet former cricket captain Shoib Malik and his family.
Mirza is to marry Shoaib Malik and a formal wedding reception has been scheduled within a month.
According to diplomatic sources, Sania, her parents and sister have applied for a visa at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and are expected to get visas by this evening.
After the marriage, the couple will be based in Dubai, where Shoaib is a resident. Sania will continue to play tennis once she recovers fully from the wrist injury that has marred her career in the recent past.
Yestarday, Sania told mediapersons that her marriage will be the biggest day of her life.