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J2 visa with EAD

sindhu_ramesh
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Sindhu N Member Since: Jan 1, 2019
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I am in the United States on a J2 visa and got my Employment Authorization Document and SNN. I will pay taxes this year and I just wanted to make sure I could do freelance work through Upwork." If yes..How can I verify my Identity?

joanbonjoc
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Jo-An B Member Since: Aug 2, 2016
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Hi Sindhu,

Upon checking one of our team members already sent the upload link. These are the supported ID's:
Driver’s License
State ID
United States Passport
Green Card.

 

Please also check this helpful article on Tax Requirements.

~ Jo-An

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sindhu_ramesh
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Sindhu N Member Since: Jan 1, 2019
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Hi Jo-An,

 

Is there any other  identiy documents which can be used for identity verification in case J2 visa holders with valid EAD?

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Sindhu,

 

As confirmed by Jo-An, accepted documents are the following:

 

Driver’s License
State ID
United States Passport
Green Card.

 


-Joanne
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sindhu_ramesh
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Sindhu N Member Since: Jan 1, 2019
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Hi Joanne,

 

Can we use the temporary with photo ID driving license for identiy verification?

 

Thanks

Sindhu

xifis
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Lourenco A Member Since: Jan 7, 2020
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Hi Sindhu,

 

Did you manage to work as a freelancer for upwork in the end ?

My situation is similar to yours :

I curently Leave in Lousiana with a J-2 VISA and I just received my Employment Authorization Document along with my SSN. It says on it : "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION"
I also have a temporary Driving Licence that I use everywhere when they ask for my ID.

Is that enough to start working on upwork ?
Also, where do you give Upwork all this paper work ?

Thanks for your time

Best regards.


mariavanv
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Maria V Member Since: Jun 11, 2020
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Hi Joanne,

 

I am in the same situation as Sindhu - I'm in the US on a J-2 visa, I have an Employment Authorization Document, a Social Security Number and a consultancy business officially registered with the City of Los Angeles. I pay taxes here. Why should I not be able to work through Upwork? Any other places that I've needed to verify my ID - to open a bank account in the US, for example - they have accepted my Dutch national ID card plus proof of address.

 

It would be great if you could explain the reasoning behind this. 

 

Thank you,

 

Best,

 

Maria

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Maria,

 

I’ve shared your concern with the team. One of our team members will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket. Thank you!


-Joanne
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