I am a US citizen, my husband is a British citizen but holds a US Greencard. We have been married for 5 years and living in the US. Recently my mother died and we have no family left here. We want to move to the UK as he has a large family that we miss terribly. I have searched high and low on the best ways to do this but cant seem to find an explanation in layman's terms. To apply for the spouse visa I understand there is an income requirement. Here lies confusion part A. My W2 statement from last year states that I did in fact earn in excess of the 18600 pound requirement and my husband worked as well. Is that the proof I need to be approved? Or do they expect me to have 18600 in cash? Also, it was suggested we could go over to visit since Im allowed to stay up to 6 months without a visa and apply for the spousal visa once he gets employment making the required yearly amount (which he already has lined up). What do I do?