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Location Selection Expanding to UK Clients

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Ramesh K Member Since: Oct 25, 2015
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For location verification Upwork needs your passport? Wrong information.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Joosung K wrote:

I have rights to live and work in the U.K. How do I verify my location, when upwork requires a passport?

Use your residency permit?

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Joosung,


Thank you for reaching out to us. I checked this for you and it looks like you successfully completed your verification process. Feel free to follow up here if you need any further assistance. 


Thank you!

~ Bojan
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Hugo C Member Since: Sep 26, 2019
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i live in the uk but i have a portuguese phone number, how can I complete my profile?

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Hugo, 

Let me go ahead and check this with the team and get back to you once I have more information regarding your concern. 

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Hugo,


One of our team members reached out to you via ticket with more details. If you have any additional questions feel free to post them on your ticket and our team will assist you further. Thank you.

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Hednei M Member Since: Sep 29, 2019
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I'm try make upload of my passport but I can't. I'm Italian and live in UK.

Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Hednei,


Thanks for reaching out to us. One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you further.

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Andreea C Member Since: Sep 30, 2019
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I've been living in the UK for 8 years but up until recently (due to brexit etc) I never cared about getting any kind of ID here. Now I have a settled status however, on Upwork I cannot use this to prove my location. I dont have a UK drivers liences or Id nor do I want to get them (costs some money to do so and takes time). is there any other way?



thank you 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Upwork has a whole page about this.


They're very flexible.

A driver's license is NOT required.

May use passport, government-issued ID, Green Card with photo ID, etc.


Honestly, they seem to be bending over backwards to allow anybody in any location to be able to do verification...


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