Currently, it's by design that a freelancer can't change their country on the profile creation page. We are planning to address this in the future, however, and provide freelancers with this option.
Sylvia A wrote:
Thank you Bojan; that worked! But I remain curious: why does that item _have_ to be changed on your side?
Because the majority (not all) of those requests are because people add a wrong country quite delibererately to misrepresent their location. Then they notice that they can't get away with it and have to be honest about where they are located.
It helps Upwork to identify potentially dishonest or fraudulent potential freelancers early on so they can be rejected or removed before they do any harm.