The UKBA rules and regulations make it possible for eligible partners of UK citizens or permanent residents to enter and live with their partner in the UK.
Partner visa categories include:
To qualify under one of the UK's partner visa categories listed above, applicants must be of a minimum age plus they must meet English language, accommodation and maintenance requirements.
In addition, applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their relationship is existing and genuine in nature.
Partner visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.