Hello I am American and I live in Both Australia and the Philippines,
I cant finish my profile due to upwork locking my account to the USA which i haven't lived in since 2014 so I do not have a way of getting a text message.
In order to remove phone verification process, your country, and address needs to be updated. I should be able to update your country from my end. Could you please confirm the country I should update it to?
Your country is now updated to the Philippines. Please update your address by going to your Contact Info page, and typing-in the address that reflects your actual location.