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Location Selection Expanding to UK Clients

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Olivier,

 

We'll have one of our agents get in touch with you to assist you with this. Thank you for reaching out to us!


~ Bojan
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colettelewis
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Upwork seems to be pre-empting Brexit  big time.

ob_soundworks
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Olivier B Member Since: Oct 6, 2018
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This is sadly how I felt to be honest. Limiting the proof of location to documents that only UK citizens can obtain is effectively exluding people with other nationalities to apply to the job. I fail to see how this is non-discriminatory. I'm in touch with someone from the staff I'll let you know how it goes.

k_saarinen
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Kaisa S Member Since: Apr 7, 2017
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I'm originally from Finland, but I've been living in the UK for several years. So far, it's been very easy for EU citizens to live and work in the UK, as no special permits are needed. I'm registered as a freelancer in Britain under the HMRC, have a National Insurance Number etc.  Upwork keeps asking me to verify my location, but the only accepted documents are either British passport or a British driver's license. However, I don't have a British passport because I'm not British. I also don't have a British driver's license because I don't drive. Does this mean there is simply no way for me to verify my location?

kochubei_valeria
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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Kaisa,

 

We'll have one of our agents reach out to you and assist you with verifying your location. You'll receive an email notification once they send you a support ticket.

Thanks!

~ Valeria
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izabelakara
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Izabela K Member Since: Oct 9, 2018
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Help, please Smiley Happy I want to verify my location, but I'm stuck. I live in the UK, but I'm an EU national, so I don't have a UK passport to confirm or a driving licence. Is there any other way for me to confirm my location and how? Smiley Happy 

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Izabela,

 

We'll have one of our team members reach out to you directly and assist you further, thank you for reaching out to us!


~ Bojan
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creativechloe
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Chloe G Member Since: Oct 16, 2018
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Hi, I currently have a UK Visa which allows me to work in the UK as a Canadian. How do I verify my location in this case? 

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Chloe,

 

One of our team members will reach out to you shortly and assist you further with your location verification process, thank you!


~ Bojan
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mirkoguth
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Mirko G Member Since: Oct 22, 2018
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Hi all,

I just joined Upwork and am supposed to provide proof of my residence in the UK. I am an expat with an official residence certificate for the UK, but I do not hold a UK passport or UK driving license, which seem to be the only documents accepted. Please advise!
Thanks

Mirko

 

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