Hello. I am a foreigner, working as a AI Engineer in japan. I wanted to work for side-gig in Upwork as well. But i do not know clear procedures and documents for permissions. Please can anyone help?
1. Create a great profile with relevent skills and experience related to the kind of job you are going to apply for
2. Take up the Upwork readiness test which can be found under the find work menu option
3. You need to upload a valid goverment ID for verification purpose and also schedule a video call for verification
4. You can start bidding to projects however keep in mind you need to be persistent and while applying give a nice cover letter stating your experience and skills and why the client should hire you.
There are lot of knowledge article which are super help in upwork please feel free to use them - https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/categories/360001189113