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Can I temporarily close my account?

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Mirza Nasir B Member Since: Apr 17, 2013
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I am going abroad to study for my Master's program and I believe I can't do work on upwork during my study. So I was wondering if there is any way I can temporarily close my account? Such that it retains my profile feedback ,rating and job success score? 

I don't want to lose my 5 star profile, so can anyone give any suggestion what I should do because I can't work on upwork while I study for 2 years...

Thank you so much for your time.

Mirza Nasir Baig 

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Khadezatul K Member Since: May 1, 2015
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The best solution is contact customer support. They will give you the solution.


Please contact with them. They are nice people. 



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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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You can set your profile as not available.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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It depends where you are going to study!


Unless you are either going to the USA on a student visa, or one of a handful of sanctioned countries, there is no reason why you should not work on Upwork as far as upwork is concerned.



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Natasha R Member Since: Aug 2, 2010
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No, you can't, just set the estimated date.


I know you would not lose your 5 stars, but don’t know what would happened to JS.


Maybe a moderator can help. Can JS drop due to inactivity?



Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Mirza Nasir,


Instead of closing your account, I suggest you complete any current jobs you may have and set your profile as "Not Available" and private. That way your profile will not show in search and if a client that saved your profile sends you an invite you are not able to reply to, it will not count against your responsiveness score.




~ Valeria