"The BCCI have provided the requisite No Objection Certificate but Chawla has yet to gain the necessary visa. Somerset are understood to have contingency plans should the visa issue further delay Chawla's arrival," espncricinfo.com reported.
"They were hoping to have him available for the next County Championship game which starts on August 20 at Edgbaston," it said.
Chawla has played three Tests, 25 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and seven T20s for India in his career so far.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-08-2013)