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How to change country of residence

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

I have updated your country to the United States as you have requested. You should now be able to update your address accordingly.

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Quoc C Member Since: Jul 15, 2019
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Hello Valeria, i cannot change my country to vietnam. It looks like selected as US by default.

Please help on my case Smiley Sad


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

The team will get in touch with you with more information about your account.

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Jennifer H Member Since: Apr 30, 2012
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No problem. I'm not sure about that, oDesk seems to be changing a lot on the site.


I have been a member for over two years and I was asked to verify my phone number by text yesterday, when I've never been asked to do that in the last two years.


Because there has been a lot of fraud recently, I think they are going through extra security measures, so I would just call and see what a rep says. You should be able to get in touch with someone over the phone, immediately.

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Dianne M Member Since: Jul 25, 2013
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Hi everyone!


I've changed my country/residence about 15 months ago and didn't have a problem. I simply contacted support and they asked me to send proof. I'm not sure if I remember it right but I think I sent my passport photo and proof of billing address. Sometimes they would ask you to verify your phone instead (happened to a friend). It's really a fast process. Mine took only a matter of minutes Smiley Happy

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Alex Lane S Member Since: Jan 2, 2015
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Good day! 


     I am new in Odesk and I suddenly have to go back to the Philippines. When I created my account in Odesk, I am still in Philadelphia. How will I contact support and change my location? Please help me and thank you very much! 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Just tell people you live in "Philly".


That works for both places. Problem solved.

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Alex Lane,


You can edit your location in your User Settings. You may need to complete an ID verification once you send the request to change your location. oDesk Team will inform you about further steps.

~ Valeria
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Marvin G Member Since: Sep 10, 2015
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Hello, how do I actually change my country? I was at school in the U.S but now am back in Africa, I see there is a contact customer support but I don't know how to actually get in touch with them.

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Ronald T Member Since: Sep 14, 2009
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Off-topic: Just a reminder: A lot of websites have more links in the footer of each page than in the header. For instance, here in the oDesk Communiity, the footer includes a link to Contact & Support (See the footer, left-hand column under "Company Info").