I am married to a girl in the UK. We are now planing to apply for a spousal visa. I was refused under 320 7(a) in 2009 due to false bank statement submission. Will this automatic ban period affect this new visa application as it is a spousal visa and I was refused a student visa? Please help me find a way out if any.
You were refused under 320 (7A) for providing a false document (bank statement) and, for that reason, under 245ZV(c), that you did not have sufficient funds to be a genuine student.
However, the encouraging bit is the exception, making application for a family visa, as a partner or spouse which does not attract the ban:
A320. Paragraphs 320 (except subparagraph (3), (10) and (11)) and 322 do not apply to an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a Family Member under Appendix FM, and Part 9 (except for paragraph 322(1)) does not apply to an application for leave to remain on the grounds of private life under paragraphs 276ADE-276DH.
Should you need guidance, you might want input from an immigration advisor, which you can find through the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.