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Using overseas bank account while being based in another cou

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saad I Member Since: Jun 24, 2019
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Hi Guys,


I am a PR holder and currently in my native country on a long vacation. I wish to change my current location but keep using my overseas bank account as I dont have any account in my native country. Would Upwork allow me to keep using my overseas whilst location changed to another country ?




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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Upwork doesn't place restrictions on using overseas banking accounts.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Preston H wrote:

Upwork doesn't place restrictions on using overseas banking accounts.

Huh? Of course they do.


With the exception of a US bank account, it is not possible to add a bank account in a country other than the one the freelancer says they are located in.


The country-identifier part of the IBAN is pre-entered (such as IT for Italy or DE for Germany) and cannot be changed.


Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Saad, 

If you have already added the bank account to your payment methods, withdrawing to the bank account while you are away shouldn't be an issue. 

May I confirm where you are currently located so that I can check your account for you? 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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There's no need to change your location when you're just on vacation; your address should be your permanent address.