Go for upfront medical if you don’t have a valid one. I think it helps the process to go faster.
Update on my timeline
AR 09 Feb 2021
AOR and MP 02 Feb 2022
PAL 10 Feb 2022
Biometric completed 18 Feb 2022
First portail e-mail 04 March 2022
I went for upfront medical 2 weeks before AOR