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Hi, can anyone at UW confirm that my profile has been verified for the USA via my driver's license???
When I first registered, it requested a copy of my driver's license. I tried uploading my license several times and changing my name in UW to include my middle and, therefore, match the name on my driver's license. It continued to reject the driver's license.
I logged out of UW and, after logging back in, I went under my profile to change my name to include my middle name.
UW is no longer requesting a copy of my driver's license; however, I feel that I need to submit it to ensure my profile is "verified."
Is there a link somewhere that will allow me to submit my driver's license?
Thanks in advance. TW
Your profile is not verified for US jobs. You exceeded the attempts to submit your ID, and thats why its not being flagged. We can reset these attempts. What is the error message you are seeing? Also, make sure that all four corners of your ID are showing in the photo you upload.
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@Jonathan C wrote:
Hmm, so there's really nothing else I can do? I'm having a hard time grasping what additional information a driver's license provides that a passport does not. A passport says I'm a resident of the United States. All a state ID does is narrow me down to a specfic location within the United States. I don't see why that level of specificity is required when all I'm trying to prove is that I'm a resident of the US.
Surely there must be some other acceptable way to prove that I live in the United States.
Actually, no, a passport does not verify your residence. There's no address listed on a US Passport. It verifies your citizenship, but not where you actually live. You can't even use a passport to prove residency to get a driver's license in most states that use "REAL ID" standards.
So the real question for Upwork is what they're trying to promote with US-only jobs: freelancers who LIVE in the US, or freelancers with US citizenship, or freelancers who belong to US culture?
And regardless of that specific answer, why not include Canada?