My UK citizen spouse has been living in the US with me for over 10 years (I’m American). He just got into a UK Graduate program. Our plan is to get the degree and then return to the USA afterwards. Which visa do I need? Thanks in advance!
As a US citizen who married a Brit and just went through this process this year, you will need a spouse visa, and it is EXPENSIVE now with the NHS surcharges having nearly tripled in the past year alone. The NHS charges were nearly the same as the cost of the visa, and there aren't any options to not pay them. If you get a spouse visa, and you will have to get that if you plan to stay in the UK more than 6 months, you will have to pay them. In total between the immigration lawyer, the visa cost and NHS fees it was over $7000.00. 😕 And with how things have changed so drastically over the past year, you ABSOLUTELY need to get a lawyer! Our lawyer was amazing and his fees weren't bad.