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Updates to Payment Methods for non-US based freelancers

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Robley G Member Since: Feb 28, 2017
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Hi Brian,


Is it really instant? I withdrew to my M-Pesa and I'm yet to receive my payment.


How long does it really take?



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Brian A Member Since: Jul 5, 2010
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Hi Robley,


I have not withdrawn using the mpesa option yet. Since skrill is gone, I guess i will try and use it. Whats your take on this? Sorry for the late response though. Cheers.

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Jacob W Member Since: Apr 21, 2017
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Hi Brian,

I'm trying to register my MPESA number on upwork but it is giving me an error "please enter correct phone number" How did you go about the registration? Kindly assit.

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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I see you have a ticket about this issue. We'll assist you directly via that ticket.

~ Valeria
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Nauman S Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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Susan, Happy to know Skrill is no more avaialble. I am trying to withraw my payment from last 15 days from Skrill its giving me error message. I tried many time with support team. They ae not resolving my problem and just sending Copy/Paste messages which are useless for me. 


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Egor P Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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I use Skrill's direct card transfer, it takes only ~$4 to withdraw. What is the problem, why do you decide what is good for me?

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Viacheslav K Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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They changed the fee today from 4.5$ for 7.5%. It became the most expensive transaction service from the other ones.

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Susan B Member Since: Feb 14, 2017
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That is only for uploading with a paysafe card effective April 7th. the withdrawal fees are 5.50 euros or 4.76 GBP

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Andrey L Member Since: Feb 14, 2017
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You removed Skrill , unfortunately for me it may be a disaster , the more withdrawal options the better , retain Skrill please .

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Garnor M Member Since: Oct 29, 2014
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Hi Andrey,

We definitely want to provide you with options. These options can vary depending on your home country, but Upwork currently offers ACH Direct Deposits, Direct to Local Bank, Payoneer, PayPal and wire transfers. To see which payment methods are available to you, please log into your account, click on “Settings,” then “Get Paid,” and choose “Add a Payment Method.” All of your options will be listed there.