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Excuse me I have a problem.I live in Pakistan and new to upwork.

I am confused to complete my profile.It is asking to show some kind of taxpaying certificate...whats that?

What method should I choose to get paid in Pakistan?

What if I select bank account money transfer?.... and what will happen if  the account is of my relative?

Please give me some helpful guideline so that I start my work with full energy...I am ready and just waiting for help to start work

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Taimoor, 


The W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. You will just need to fill-in the form with your name, and your complete address to verify that you do not reside in the U.S., and that you are not a U.S. taxpayer. 


I would just like to clarify that you are not allowed to use any bank account, Paypal, Skrill, or Payoneer account that is not under your name. You account name, and your Upwork account details should match that of your chosen payment method. 


You may go to this help article to give you an idea what payment method options are available on the platform. 

~ Avery