UPDATE ON Jan 5th, 2017- Here is the updated Confirmation of Services form with font sizes that automatically adjust.
UPDATE ON SEPT. 21ST:
While we work on these changes, you may use this updated version of the Confirmation of Services form (and the process you were accustomed to) for any wire transfers to registered Private Entrepreneur bank accounts. Note, we did make one edit to this Confirmation of Service form updating, Elance Escrow Corporation to Upwork Escrow Inc.
ORIGINAL POST SEPT. 13, 2016
We understand that some Russian freelancers have had difficulty with receiving payments in Russia via wire transfers when registered and working as Private Entrepreneurs. As a result, we have worked to vet documentation with several key banks in Russia that have reviewed and approved these templates that are now available for download.
By downloading and completing the Service Contract and Act of Acceptance documents that Upwork now provides, Russian freelancers can conveniently receive payments from their Upwork clients via wire transfer to their Private Entrepreneur (“PE”) bank account. Upwork has made these forms available online in a fillable PDF format. Freelancers can download and complete these forms each time they receive a wire transfer to their PE bank account, and keep them in their permanent records for bank and tax purposes.
For more details and FAQs, read the information in this Hiring Headquarters article.
I am working via Upwork more than year. I registered in Russia as private enterpreneur and I received money via wire transfer without any issues. Can I continue use old template of act of acceptance services because it was approved by my bank and I am 100% sure that new documents will be rejected. There is text in the artcile that I can make changes in PDF files of document but documents are prodived as scanned images, so it is not possible to change anything. Upwork suggests to add my text like my name, title of work and so on via fillable form, but it is 100% visible that some text is scanned and some text is written on the top of scanned text. I know that my bank don't like such documents and it simply will say me that document has signs of tampering.
I will be 100% happy if Upwork allow me to use old template of act of acceptance services.
With best regards,
If everything is working fine for you, there is no need to change any of your documentation. These forms and the hiring headquarter article were meant to help those Russian freelancers who had difficulty receiving foreign currency wire transfers from Upwork Escrow Inc.
Lena, you tell that "there is no need to change any of your documentation", but Valeria tells "
Upwork customer support will not be able to have old forms signed going forward."
What that means? Don't you fell that these sentences contradict to each other?
Russian UpWork community (**Edited for Community Guidelines**) is very disappoitned with this change
We all already had agreed contracts with our banks.
Confirmation of Services document already works well.
Please, revert this change or allow do everything as previously. Or at least discus with russian freelancers.
Exact issue is that new documents have much more information to fill: we need to separate different contracts, we need to specify exact tasks done.
I could understand if this was important for ouer bank but this is not true. We had established contract and confirmation of services with our banks and we had no problem with that. Why do you call this change "easier" and "good news"?