I'm a U.S. citizen and my girlfriend currently lives in the U.K. We met a year ago and fell in love, and have been going back and forth, traveling together ever since, but now we want something more permanent. How could she obtain a work visa to live and work here for more than a few months? She has a masters in political science and currently works for the local government in London. We really love each other, and would be willing to get married if that's what it took, even if it's sooner than we would have chosen. I really appreciate any advice; this stuff keeps me awake at night.