A very silent reader here...I got my PR approved last week... I belong to one of the rarest professions that anyone would apply thro as a " Visual arts and crafts professional " and i work for the vfx industry here.
Country : India (HR)
I was on 457 visa working here for a year and my company sponsored me a 186 DE visa.
Applied profession : Visual arts and crafts professional
PR lodged on : 19th January 2018
I was pretty proactive in getting all police checks attached in May and getting my Health checked up at the same time. I was willing to update my police checks manually every 6 months and the latest PAYG without letting them them asking me for an updated one when they opened my application, although i never needed to do that too considering it got approved sooner than expected. I was happy to get the health checkups done again if requested.
Nomination and PR approved on same day : 25th September 2018
My life was very rough in the last few months and I stressed as much as many people half way through but i learnt that there was no use stressing when im in the processing time limit as there is nothing that i can control, i only ended up losing peace at the moment. Once i stopped caring about anything and just letting the application go on the side while i live my life everyday being happy with what i had in Australia, i received a call from my MA and i was surprised. I would only suggest anyone not to get too stressed, we cant do anything inside the time limit and things are not under control. Just do your best by providing all docs correctly on time and let the application cook on the side. Good luck to you guys!