If you apply for prospective marriage visa while offshore, I am guessing that during that time you can't be in the country. I read that the processing time is approximately one year. Then you get a 9 month visa. The visa costs around $7000. After that do you need to do the standard partner application? If so, does that mean you have to pay another $7000? I read that the fee is reduced. By how much? Also, someone told me that if you get married offshore, you can come to Australia, apply onshore and you don't need to satisfy the 1 year requirement. Is that correct?