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Location Selection Expanding to UK Clients

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Tiziana L Member Since: Aug 6, 2017
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Hi! I'm the same boat as Kirill and Annette. I've been living in the Uk for more than 2 years but my Passport is Italian (and I have no driving licence). So there is no way I can use it to prove my location.

This is probably the reason why in the UK, when you need to verify your identity and location, you are usually asked for a "proof of address" toghether with you ID/Passport. For example, a utility bill or a bank statement, with your name and address clearly stated, are accepted as a proof. Would this be a valid method of validation for Upwork?

 

Thanks!

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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It seems ridiculously pedantic to exclude the Isle of Man from the UK only feed. I realise that it isn't part of the UK, but it is British.  Same goes for Jersey. I would say 'Channel Islands' but the others don't seem to exist at all...

 

It's a nuisance enough that Eire is separate...

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Jodie B Member Since: Jul 17, 2018
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I have submitted my ID card for Location verification, will i be needing to do any more verification

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

 

I checked and it doesn't look like you are required to complete any kind of verification at the moment. The team will let you know if there is a need for any verification process in the future.


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Jodie B Member Since: Jul 17, 2018
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You don't understand me well

When will i need to do verification?

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Sorry about the confusion, Jodie. To clarify, your location has already been verified. Thanks for submitting your documents. At the moment no further verification is required.


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Jodie B Member Since: Jul 17, 2018
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Alright, thanks 

 

Even if i would need further verification, what would it be?

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Annette E Member Since: Mar 17, 2018
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@Kim F wrote:

It seems ridiculously pedantic to exclude the Isle of Man from the UK only feed. I realise that it isn't part of the UK, but it is British.  Same goes for Jersey. I would say 'Channel Islands' but the others don't seem to exist at all...

 

It's a nuisance enough that Eire is separate...


 

@Vladimir G wrote:

We know from testing this in the U.S. first that taking this step will likely increase the number of projects available for Upwork freelancers globally. Why? Potential clients who can, when needed, easily find freelancers within their country are more likely to use Upwork for all their freelancing needs, including work where freelancer location doesn’t matter.  

 

It is very well that it has been tested in the U.S. but it seems that it should have been tested in the U.K prior to implementation.

 

Leaving out Jersey and The Isle of Man, not including Eire (and renaming "U.K. only" to something more appropriate), not thinking through what kind of ID is required (accepted) for location verification etc. are all testament to the fact that one size does not fit all.  Merely copying what works for the U.S. to other parts of the world is a recipe for disaster and it is evident that there is a clear lack of knowledge of how things work on the other side of the pond.

 

User input (clients & freelancers) would be valuable prior to implementing a new feature like this but it seems that part was skipped...

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
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I just saw a job requiring someone to work in London for a week. Funnily enough, it wasn't "UK only". I wonder if they're paying enough for a freelancer to commute in from Paris on Eurostar. (Actually, they're not far from St Pancras.)

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Gurgen H Member Since: Mar 12, 2016
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Hi

 

I have BRP (residental permit) to live and work in the UK. I don't have driving license (only provisional) and passport. So please update the page so it will allow people to upload BRP as well, or just ILR.

 

I hope you will not just write, wait untill you get your driving license or passport after few years, then upload them Smiley Happy

 

KR

Gurgen

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