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Re: Upwork saying I'm not in United States -- I live in Missouri

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Linnea F Member Since: Jan 10, 2019
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It's bizarre! What's even weirder is that my first and I think second US proposal, there was no issue. But now all of a sudden it doesn't want to register!

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Linnea, and Connor, 

I merged your posts to this thread as this is a related issue that has since been resolved. Please let us know if the issue persists on your end.

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Connor S Member Since: Jan 10, 2019
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Same! My first proposal showed as outside of US, second proposal did not, and now the the third one does!
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Corin S Member Since: Jan 11, 2019
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I am located in the US and my address and phone number are on file.

I get this message every time I attempt to submit a proposal:


You do not meet all the client's preferred qualifications

You may still submit a proposal, but the client will see that the proposal does not meet the following criteria:

  • Location: United States



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Milana C Member Since: Jan 13, 2019
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I have uploaded my passport and my identity was verified. I have posted my location as well. However, when I tried to make a proposal, it gave me this response:Screen Shot 2019-01-13 at 1.27.14 PM.png

Why is it saying this?? I put that I live in the U.S. Please help.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It's just a bug. Ignore this.

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Lauren U Member Since: Jan 14, 2019
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I am pretty sure I already when through the location verification and my profile has my correct location but Upwork is still telling me I'm not in the US when I try to apply for jobs. Please help. The only other concern is that my ID has Philadelphia as my address but I moved recently. I have bank statements and USPS verification of my new address for the time being.

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Gregory S Member Since: Jan 15, 2019
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I don't know if this is a bug. Upwork sends me a warning when submitting proposals saying that clients will see that I am not based in the US. As my profile lists, I am in Kansas City, Missouri. I have turned off location sharing in my browser. Could this affect my proposals? 

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi all,


I'd like to follow up and take a closer look again at the notification you reported seeing, could you please pm me the job post links for jobs on which you're seeing the message? You can do this by clicking on my photo and selecting Messages button. Thank you for your help in troubleshooting this discrepancy.

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Jay A Member Since: Mar 31, 2018
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I am not able to duplicate the issue in the present moment, maybe it is resolved for me permanently or temporarily.