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Yes potentially. Firstly, you can either marry in an Anglican church whereby you will not need to apply for permission to marry to the UK Border Agency (UKBA). If you cannot marry in a church, then you need to apply for a certificate of approval to marry because one party is an overstayer. There is no Home Office fee for this application. The UKBA is not concerned about whether they are here legally or not, they focus on whether your relationship is genuine. You will need evidence to prove that you have been living together, eg utility bills, phone bills, mortgage details etc. It is also good to provide photographs of the two of you. If permission to marry is granted, he can then apply to remain on the basis of the marriage. The application to remain on the basis of your marriage will be outside the immigration rules because they are an overstayer. If granted, they would get 3 years discretionary leave to remain (they will be here lawfully and can work and travel etc). You need 6 years of discretionary leave before they would be able to apply for settlement (permanent stay) . If the application is refused, there would not be a right of appeal, unless human rights grounds are also raised.
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