This section covers the visa options for Americans joining their spouse or partner in the UK. Other countries can apply for the same visa, however, I am American and can most accurately comment on my own experience only. For all options, your UK partner must be settled, not on a work (Tier 2) visa.
You must also be able to prove your UK sponsor makes over 18,600 GBP/year and has been on this salary for the past 12 months.
Kindly note, I am not an immigration lawyer and I do not work for any government organization.
Please make any final decisions based on official advise from UKVI or your lawyer.