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Proof of location

m-a-popa
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Matthew P Member Since: Feb 22, 2021
1831 of 1,891

Hello!

 

I have recently created an Upwork account and I would like to apply for UK-only jobs. I have been living in the UK for almost 6 months now, and I even have documents to prove it (bank statements, for example). However, I am an EU national, and I only have my national ID card, passport and drving license. I possess pre-settled status (limited leave to enter) the UK, but neither a British passport nor driving license. Would someone be able to suggest a way for me to verify my location?

 

Thank you in advance!

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
1832 of 1,891

Hi Matei-Alexandru,

 

I've shared your concern with completing the location verification process with the team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

~ Joanne
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edwardbyrne47
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Edward B Member Since: Feb 13, 2021
1833 of 1,891

Hi Support/Community

I'm trying to apply for a job which requires the freelancer to be in the UK. The Upwork platform sytem to prove location is to upload a British passport and driving licence. I don't have either of those things because I'm Irish... and I am in the UK. I'm also perfectly qualified to do this job.

This way of proving location (or indeed suitability for this job) is crazy. Even if I had a British passport, does that mean I would be suitable?

I am in fact super qualified for this job because I'm an expert on the topic.

Sad...

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
1834 of 1,891

Hi Edward,

 

I've shared your concern with completing the location verification process with the team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

~ Joanne
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sahkhan
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Ahsan H Member Since: Mar 5, 2021
1835 of 1,891
I live in London UK, and have right work. I do not have passport or driving license. Can I use my Biometric Resident Permit BRP for verification?
tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
1836 of 1,891

Hi Ahsan,

 

I've shared your concern with completing the location verification process with the team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

 

~ Joanne
Upwork
a4e68f55
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Amber P Member Since: Mar 8, 2021
1837 of 1,891

I just joined upwork and now I'm stuck at location verification.

 

I live in the UK but I'm not from here. I'm an immigrant. Why can't there be an option list for other international residents? It feels like Upwork is very short minded and difficult toward skilled worker migrants....

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
1838 of 1,891

Hi Amber,

 

I've shared your concern with completing the location verification process with the team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

~ Joanne
Upwork
erbilcelik
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Erbil C Member Since: Mar 22, 2021
1839 of 1,891

Hello,

 

I am also currently based in the UK with a residence permit. Unfortunately, I cannot verify my location since there is no option for the residence permits. Can anyone help me to verify my location in an alternative way since I have neither a British passport nor a driving licence.

 

Thanks.

 

 

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
1840 of 1,891

Thank you for reaching out to us, Erbil.

 

One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you with your verification process. 

~ Bojan
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