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Your partner would have to apply as a family member of an EU Citizen
He can apply right now as well as a family member of an EU citizen, He would get family residence card.
he’ll need to provide proof of relationship to your EU, EEA or Swiss citizen family member - for example, a birth, marriage or civil partnership certificate, or a residence card. he can scan and submit this through the online application form.
He has to stay on the family permit card for 5 years before he can apply for the permanent settlement in the UK
So, in your case, if your planning to marry soon, he can apply with the marriage certificate as a family member of EU citizen settled in the UK
That was for your status,
You can apply for settled status after residing for 5 years in the UK.
However, after your marriage, your spouse can apply as a family member of an EU citizen in the UK, under the EU settlement scheme
All docs required for family member visa-
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He can apply for a fiance visa to enter UK for marrying you and thereafter applying under EU settlement scheme
Yes, there is a financial and another accommodation requirement for the fiance visa.
He can be eligible as a durable partner, if your relationship is over 2 years old
The Home Office will consider a relationship to be a durable one where:
The fact that a couple has lived together for at least two years, which would provide the basis for an application as an unmarried partner under the Immigration Rules, is a relevant consideration
Look for " durable partner of an EEA national "or if you want further assistance, may I kindly request you to post a new question,
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