The spouse visa is a settlement visa.
I want to be sure I'm understanding this though, is she your girlfriend or your wife-in your post you call her your gf and then say that you are newlywed.
Another question that might make a difference in the right answer re processing time-is your gf/wife a UK citizen, or an EEA national exercising her treaty rights?
If she is a UKC, you've applied for the spouse visa. Those visas are taking up to six months to determine.
If she is EEA, then you probably applied for the EEA family one. That one I'm not clear on how long it takes.
Have you looked on the UKBA site for the type of visa you applied for, and the timeline?
Thanks for your reply,..Much appreciated
I have this habit of calling her my gf as opposed to my wife -) sorry..she is my wife.
yes she is a uk citizen..english so was hoping it wouldnt take that long..was there any amount we needed to have in my account as maintenance?
i am very confused why its taking long.