Thanks for your question. In the process of gradually rolling out the option to add the “Identity Verified” badge to more freelancers, we have run into an internal bug. As a result, this option was given to more freelancers than anticipated. To correct this, some freelancers who were just invited to go through the process to get the badge might not be able to do so right now. We apologize for the premature alert; we’ll give you this option again as soon as possible if you are eligible.
Keep patience it will be shown to you. I had the same case. I am new on upwork after 6-7 days I got my Identity Verification Link and yesterday I passed the verification got badge
Yes, I would suggest you to do the same.
I was also wondring whats is wrong with my profile but yesterday I got a a notification about it and did the required stuffs and got it.