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How to get access to U.S only job posts.

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Ivan T Member Since: May 16, 2016
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There are a lot of interesting job post at Upwork that I haven't access: "Access denied. Unfortunately, you cannot submit a proposal for this job post. Based on the client's requirements, only freelancers in the U.S. can submit a proposal."

I'm pretty sute that some of these clients will work with me after seeng my portfolio.

Is there any way to get in touch with them?
If I start an agency with some US based member will it helps?

Thanks in advance.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Ivan T wrote:

How to get access to U.S only job posts.


 Move to the US, get a Green Card, Social Security Number, work permit and an address and so on.

 

That is the only way, those clients specifically asked for freelancers who are in fact physically located in the USA.

 

Don't even try to pretend that you are, you'll wind up risking your profile.

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Baris A Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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@Ivan T wrote:


If I start an agency with some US based member will it helps?



 I think this is a legit question. OP doesn't say he wants to pretend to be in US. I'd also like to know the reply to that question.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Baris A wrote:

@Ivan T wrote:


If I start an agency with some US based member will it helps?



 I think this is a legit question. OP doesn't say he wants to pretend to be in US. I'd also like to know the reply to that question.


 The answer is "No" - only the people in the agency who are physically in the USA (and can prove it) can work on those contracts.

 

So if he started the agency with US based freelancers, he could not apply for himself,only for the US based freelancers who would then have to be the ones to do the work.

 

So it would be pointless.

 

 

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Baris A Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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"Hey Client, I'm an agency member living in US, we have this Ukrainian guy who is a great film maker, if you unknowingly chose US only when posting the job because it became the default choice for some reason, check out his great portfolio." 

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Cedric D Member Since: Feb 14, 2018
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Sure but, what if the agency business manager is a U.S. freelancer, can prove it, works on U.S.-only contracts all the time. That would be me. More than half my staff is scattered across the world, though. Could I not apply, inform the client that I intend to give the contract to one of my freelancers, get the job, and hand it off to a contractor in Canada? I mean, if the client was informed and was reading a proposal that I already told them was actually about one of my guys AND the client wants to hire this guy, are all three parties just SoL?

 

I'm assuming there's a workaround there because, if not, that seems like a massive oversight on Upwork's part. Surely everyone wouldn't have to just go home unhappy. Besides, it would be the MOST lucrative feature of agencies in general if they could be used as a means to present a non-American option that way.

 

P.S.: Why was it ever assumed that anyone was gonna try to pretend they were American? Literally no one said anything that so much as rhymed with that rationale.

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

Unfortunately this is not an available option at the moment. You will be able to assign US jobs only to freelancers that are based in the US.

 


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Mike W Member Since: Sep 28, 2016
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Just because you think a client will want you based on your portfolio doesn't mean they actually would want to hire you.  They are specifically requesting freelancers to be physically located in the USA and if you try to rig the system so that you can get around this requirement you will risk your entire Upwork career.  Just don't even try.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Ivan,

 

I can confirm that US-only jobs are available only for freelancers who are physically located in the US and can verify it. There are various reasons why a client would want to post a job with that requirement. Their projects may require localized knowledge, the possibility of on-site coordination, specific compliance needs or other factors that make working with someone within their country an easier way to get started on Upwork. 

 

If you have an agency, only agency members who are located in the US will be able to apply for these jobs.

~ Valeria
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Vitali Y Member Since: Jan 9, 2019
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Hello Valeria, 

> If you have an agency, only agency members who are located in the US will be able to apply for these jobs.

 

Could you please clarify this:

An agency member is not located in the US but he is a part of the agency which is located in the US. In this case can this agency member have access to the 'US only' jobs on 'Find work' page and apply to them choosing a member from the agency roaster who is located in the US? 

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