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,My wife and I want to move to the UK. She's British and

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Hi,
My wife and I want to move to the UK. She's British and I'm American. We've been together over 5 years and married for 1 1/2 years.
I am applying to start a teacher training program there in September 2015.
I don't know if I should try to get a spousal visa or a student visa. From what I can see there is an ILR visa but that seems to require that the British citizen who is your partner is already residing in the UK. We've been living together in the US for 4 years.
What visa should I get?
Thanks,
Cameron
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
You cannot apply for ILR anymore, that is out of the question.
You may apply for a student visa first to do your course and if you both wish to continue living in the UK, you may apply to switch into a spouse visa from the UK later on.
Hope this helps