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Can't change country

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Carson F Member Since: Nov 10, 2019
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Hi Valeria,


I'm having a similar problem to Cristalan. I put down USA as my country (as my bank and tax information are there) but am currently living in South Korea. Could you please help me change my country so I'm able to verify my account?


Thank you so much~


Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Carson, 

I have updated your country to South Korea as requested. Please update your address to reflect the address you have in South Korea to make sure that you have trutful, and accurate information on your account. 

Let me know if you need further help!

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Steven W Member Since: Nov 11, 2019
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Hi Avery


I'm in the middle of creating profile, and the country is shown as US, but i'm based in Thailand, please help update, thanks!

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Steven,

Your country is now updated, thank you.

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Julio N Member Since: Jan 3, 2018
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Hello, I was connected thru a customer proxy when I created my UpWork account and by mistake I let USA (auto selected) as country, I realize it cannot be changed during the profile creation, so I kindly request your help to set the right country (Venezuela) in order to move forward with my account configuration. Thanks in advance for your help. Regards, Julio

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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This is the Community Forum, which is essentially a discussion board used by Upwork users.


It IS POSSIBLE that a Forum Moderator (who works for Upwork officially) will see your request and help you out with it.


But the official proper way for you to get help with this is to contact Upwork Customer Support and submit a help ticket, asking them humbly to help you correct your country location to the right country.

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Julio N Member Since: Jan 3, 2018
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Thanks for the prompt response Preston H, 


I did try to request help from support section but at the end it requests to select a channel where "Discuss with UpWork Community" seems to be the one which makes sense, so I assume it will take me to this forum.

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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At this point, you may simply need to wait for a Moderator to read this thread and help you.


There is no direct way for you to make the change yourself.

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Mahmoud K Member Since: Jun 14, 2019
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I have a similar issue too. When I signed up, my country was set to United states. Now, whenever I log into upwork, I am always at the Create profile Page and I can't do anything, because I need a us phone number. Can you please change it to israel?
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Mahmoud,


Your country has been updated. Please, make sure to update the rest of your address and continue with completing your profile.



~ Valeria