I have this prospective client whom I met in person and asked me to send an application via Upwork. So to comply, I created an account here. However it says it has yet to be approved. Is there a way that I can soon send my application to him?
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 approval status.
The Bring Your Own Freelancer program is open to clients. You may read this help article for more information.
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, you need to update the City field.
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.