I am 23 years old, I've been married for three years and have two children (ages 6mo and 2.5yrs). I just recently started a new job working at Aetna in customer service (in the U.S.) and my wife and I have been in pretty serious talk over the last few months of wanting to permanently relocate our family to England.
There are so many different Visa options out there that I'm not sure what would work best or even what I'd need to do. I've asked HR and my supervisor for some info and expressed my interested in wanting to relocate, but seeing as I'm in a customer service position I am almost 100% certain that an international transfer would be shot down.
As far as I know from what I've read thus far, in order for me to get a sponsorship my company would need to prove that my job can't be filled by a current U.K. resident.
Based off of that, what other options do I have to get a visa in hopes of becoming permanent residents after five years?
I'm trying to understand if it really is as hard as it sounds, given that the other criteria are being a skilled worker in a shortage job, entrepreneur, etc.
EDIT: My wife currently runs a bakery out of our home certified kitchen but it's not full-time per se (seeing as she raises the children while I work) and she only brings in an extra $1,000-$1,200 for those reasons. She has a bachelors degree in business and I'm nearing completion on my associates degree in graphic design.