Nov 6, 2018 09:02:03 AM by MD. ADIT H
I am on H1b Visa but I last Friday I have got my Green card EAD but my AOS(i 485 is pendingI. can i work on Upwork now?
Nov 6, 2018 09:38:34 AM by Bojan S
Hi MD. ADIT
If the person has a legal permit or a type of visa needed to legally work in the U.S., they can register and work on Upwork as a freelancer. To be able to verify your location and submit proposals to those jobs with US location requirement, you will need either of the following - a driver’s license, state ID card, US passport, Green Card. People located in the U.S. will need to complete their W-9 form in their Settings in order to access their earnings. We do suggest talking to a legal adviser about completing W-9 form and the information/documents necessary for it. Unfortunately, we won't be able to legally advise about it.
Feb 11, 2019 04:20:24 PM by Stella V
I have similar situation to the one above. I am waiting for my green card ready and i already have my work authorization. So i can legally work in US.
But i don't have any of the mentioned documents to upload for ID verification. (Greencard is still in process and it's a year long wait ;-/)
Can i submit my EAD card for verification? Since it has photo on it etc.
How do i do that?
Feb 11, 2019 06:11:38 PM by Avery O
You should be able to proceed with your location verification with your EAD.
As a gentle reminder, please make sure that you have the proper work visas, and tax information to be able to work on Upwork as an online freelancer. I would recommend that you consult with a local advisor regarding this.
Feb 11, 2019 09:20:34 PM by Stella V
thanks for you help
unfortunately when i upload my EAD as a proof of identity the system doesn't accept it ;(
can i go through verification manually somehow? via customer service person or anything like that?
ps. i am 100% legally allowed to work in US
Feb 11, 2019 10:12:42 PM Edited Feb 11, 2019 10:15:34 PM by Avery O
I'll share your issue with the Customer Support Team so that they can reach out to you to assist you further.
Feb 17, 2019 02:07:42 PM by Stella V
Support reached out to me but not really with solution
they mailed me something about 'make sure your photo is not blurry'
but my problem is that i need manual way to verify my location via EAD (US work permit) and Support didn't offer any solution to that.
Feb 17, 2019 03:42:41 PM by Cray H
I followed up on your support ticket so they can proceed with your request to manually verify your account since you are getting the same error each time you upload the image.
I would recommend that you continue communicating with the team through the support ticket as they are more equipped to help you verify your location, If you have further questions, or need more information, you may post it on the same ticket thread and the team will get back to you soon.
Mar 6, 2019 06:42:02 AM by Gabriel I
I have the same issue as Stella. Can you please get in touch with me so I can submit my EAD card for manual verification?
Mar 6, 2019 06:50:45 AM Edited Mar 6, 2019 06:54:38 AM by Goran V
One of our team members will also reach out to you via ticket and assist you further. Thank you.
Mar 6, 2019 07:10:58 AM by Gabriel I
Mar 18, 2020 08:28:56 AM Edited Mar 18, 2020 09:29:42 AM by Bojan S
i ahve the same issue with my EAD card. Can you assist with me with getting in touch with the support team to manually submit my work permit?
**Edited for community guidelines**
Mar 18, 2020 09:48:15 AM by Bojan S
In order to verify their location, a freelancer needs to provide a state ID, driver's license, U.S. passport or greencard. Unfortunately, it's not possible to verify location without one of those documents but you can still have access to all the jobs in the marketplace that don't have U.S.-only requirement.
Jun 24, 2020 08:45:25 AM by Neida G
Were you able to fix this?
I am on the same situation and before submiting my EAD I want to make sure I wont get my account or funds on hold.
Thanks in advance for your help
Jun 24, 2020 09:37:13 AM by Bojan S
Please note that the W-9 form is required for freelancers to be able to withdraw their earnings from Upwork. You will select what filing status you are filing for in the drop-down. If you have any questions about your filing status, we advise you to contact your local accountant or tax advisor. You can also read this and this help article for more information.