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ID verification but can I keep my chosen name?

djbillings
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DJ B Member Since: Feb 23, 2018
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I'm happy to upload my ID for verification, but I would like my name to stay the same as I originally chose. I have personal reasons for not using my full name but using my first two initals instead. Is this possible?

cylver1z
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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hello DJ,

 

Yes. It is possible. You may read this article to help you with your concern. Thank you!


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djbillings
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DJ B Member Since: Feb 23, 2018
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Thanks, Ryan. I'm not sure that article addresses my question. The name on my ID is different from the name I want to use when working with clients. When I then verify using my ID, won't it change my name to the one on my ID?

 

For example, if the name on my ID is "David Joseph," can I use "D.J." on the site in my profile?

cylver1z
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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hello DJ,

 

Sorry for the confusion. No, your name won't be changed to what's on your ID. As stated in the article I have posted in my reply, you must use your real, verifiable name according to Upwork's Terms of Service. "DJ" are the initials of your first name which is a verifiable one. If you will add your bank account as your payment method, this may take 48 hours for us to approve. Thank you.


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