Right. I'm afriad that this means you are not eligible to apply for a workers visa under the points based system. The rules tighten considerably in this regard on 6th April 2011.
I assume you have not cohabited with your partner for 2 years and are therefore on eligble to apply for a visitor's visa.
Visitors visas for 6 months are granted upon port of entry to US citizens. If you wish to stay for longer than this period of time continiousloy then you will have to make an application for a longer term visitor's visa directly to the embassy.
Please find link to visitor's visas page of the UKBA's visa website:-
Select the heading "Long-term visit visas"
Your application will be judged upon the bullet pointed eligibility criteria under that heading. You will need to submit supporting documentation verifying your relationship with your partner (correspondence), a statement by your confriming your position and bank statements or other documetary evidence showing the funds available to you (this can also include his finances).
To assist your application you should ask your parnter to go to a local solicitor to draft a sponsorship declaration in which they state the terms of your visit, that you are to return at the end of it, that if you in a relationship with him that then your both know that you must leave at the end of the visit because it would harm the chances of any future application made to secure leave to remain on the basis of that relationship, that they shall accommodate your and all pay the costs of any unforeseen expenses that should occur during his stay so that nether of you will need to access public funds.
This should cost around £50+vat and you can find immigration solicitors via:-
Sorrry it could not be better news.
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