"Re: How can I be sure if my Upwork account has been approved "
Can you bid on jobs?
The Hire button is there when I look at your profile from my client account so you probably have been approved. Unapproved freelancers tend to have a note that they can not be invited at that point.
Martina, whether the profile is public or private has not bearing on the approval status or vice versa
Your profile has already been approved. For help getting started, please read up on the freelancer resources for great tips and insights on how you can work successfully on the platform. For more information about working safely through Upwork, please read these tips for avoiding questionable jobs.
Good luck and welcome to Upwork!
I checked your account and I can see that you are yet to submit your profile for review. You need to click the review application button to make sure you did not miss any section of the profile creation process. Any portion that is highlighted in red needs to be filled in. Please review your application and update the missing fields to be able to submit your profile for review. In this case, please update the city field and resubmit your profile for review.
Once you submit your profile, it takes at least 24 to 48-hours for the process to complete and you will be notified via email about your account.
Looks like you initiated the application process back in October, while you completed it and submitted for the review recently. The review process takes 24 hours from the time you submitted your profile for review. Once the process is complete, you will receive an email and a notification to your Upwork account to update you about your profile approval status.