**Important Update 2016** New rules imposed by the Tory Government include a minimum income threshold of £18,600 per year according to ITV news. Meaning that the spouse in the UK must have an income of at least that amount. I have not read up in more detail but I wouldn’t give up on it. If your income threshold is lower than that then I would suggest getting supporting letters from friends and family members offering financial support.
Since July 9th 2013, the rules for applying to come to the UK as a partner have changed slightly. I will go into more detail about that shortly.
First I must mention that the Spouse visas include the following categories.
1. husband | 2. wife | 3. civil partner | 4. unmarried partner | 5. Same-sex partner
It can be viewed as more a partner visa than just a husband or wife visa.