🐈 Community
» Forums » New to Upwork » Re: How do I open a support ticket?
Page options
Community Member

How do I open a support ticket?


How do I open a support ticket? I found  only the  help bot,but I want to reach Upwork support team. Could anybody help me,please?


Hi Irby,


It looks like you have initiated a ticket that has been escalated to our support team. The team that is handling your case will update your ticket as soon as possible. 


Thank you for your patience.

~ Bojan

View solution in original post


Hi Irby,


It looks like you have initiated a ticket that has been escalated to our support team. The team that is handling your case will update your ticket as soon as possible. 


Thank you for your patience.

~ Bojan

Oh thanks. I saw the bot thing after I replied.

I have also been trying to find a way to contact Upwork for hours now. There is no live chat, email, or way to open a ticket, even for Plus Clients. I find this insanely unprofessional and such a bad decision on the company's side... I would rather be able to chat about issues in private, not in forums. 


But, since this seems to be the only way to reach out, please contact me regarding an issue I have about my company not being able to add me to the right team. Thank you. 

Hi Livia,


I'm sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. Our team will reach out to you via ticket and email and will assist you further with joining your team. 
Our team will also double check why you were not able to reach our Customer Support and will assist you on your ticket. Thank you.

~ Goran


I am also not able to find any way of opening a support ticket, and have to say that I was extremely surprised. 

Please open a ticket for me since my account can only be hired via the agency I manage, and not as an individual... I am not an exclusive member, and can't setup Individual in the Default team.

Thank you for reaching out to us, Gorjan.


One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you with your request. 

~ Bojan

Hello Goran.


I have the same problem as everyone else here. I have lost a lot of precious time trying to reach out to Upwork but there is no way to efficiently do so. I have seen the communication possibilities degrade over the course of the last few months and I must say that I am extremely displeased with this, as are many other freelancers.


Customer Support has always been so exteremely helpfull in the past and now it is just a hassle! 

Could anyone reach out to me for an urgent issue that requires your attention? I would imensely appreciate your help.


Kind regards,



Hi Benoit,


I am sorry you're experiencing issues contacting support. A quick way to contact support is by clicking the question mark icon that shows at the bottom right corner of this page. You may be asked what type of account you need help with, please select the best option for your situation. If you don't receive the information you're looking for, you can click "Get Support" for more options, including contacting our support team.


We'll also be happy to assist you with your issues here. Feel free to share your concern with us and we'll be sure to address it accordingly or have the correct team assist you with it.


Thank you! 

~ Bojan



I've been trying to reach the support team for hours too and I cant find any emails or live chats to reach upwork support for private issues I have that is customized. I need someone from the support team to reach out to me to be able to chat about the issues not on the community forum.

Hi Noha,


Thank you for reaching out to us. The live chat option is only available to top-rated and top-rated plus freelancers. You can reach out to the support team and open a support ticket by following the steps below:


  1. Go to the Help Center.
  2. Select “Get Support” at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Type a question or topic and select "Send". The bot will find relevant Help articles for you.
  4. If we don't find the information you need after a few tries, you’ll see an option under the article selections to "Contact Support."
  5. Select "Contact Support" and follow the options provided.

~ AJ

Hello Bojan, good morning. I cant open the ticket your chat support created this afternoon. Can I chat to someone regarding my earnings?

Ticket https://support.upwork.com/hc/requests/38477147 

I cant access it. Requires username and password.

I recommend reaching out to Upwork's customer support team for assistance. They should be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and get your account up and running again.


Community Member

abysmal customer support service considering it doesnt exist.

do you understand that freelancers moving money through upwork are in fact paying customers?

and you don't have an option to open a ticket?

i have to ask a bot three questions before i am able to send a request for a support ticket, that doesn't actually do anything at all? brilliant.

if any of us delivered that kind of work on upwork, we would be rated 0 stars most likely.

Community Member

Dear Upwork support team,


I can't open a new support ticket. The tips I've found as to click a question mark at the bottom of this page doesn't work as there is no such button with a question mark. Also the tip I've found to write the issue in the chatbot after which more options would follow including the option to contact the support team directly isn't there. So I'll post my problem here again.


I have an open ticket (33772109) of which its’s unclear to me know what the current status is.


During the verification I received a notification via email that my verification did not pass because one of the documents didn’t include my name and I was asked to resend the documents. The second time I sent in my passport and a financial statement including all required data but that has been 44 hours ago, the ticket still has the status ‘Open’ but I haven’t received a response yet.

Now I did notice an error message at the top of the Home page that my account has been suspended. Maybe this message is not correct but to verify I am inquiring about the current status of the verification process.


Is my verification still being processed for which pending the outcome of the verification my account is still on hold and it just takes longer than 24 hours this time or is there another issue?


I have only one clue but I don’t know if that’s the issue.

When I initially created my account about a month ago I entered my work address in the personal account settings as my address. Then two days ago when I resend my documents for verification, the financial statement I included states my home address.

Only yesterday I noticed this and I realized that these addresses probably should be the same so I updated my address in the account settings to my home address.


In case the error message is correct, which would mean that my account has been suspended, I offer my sincerest apologies for my mistake. Now that’s I’ve corrected my address, would it be possible to lift the suspension on my account?


Thank you very much in advance,


Marc van Riel

Hi Marc,


Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about the action taken on your account. I see that you have already responded to the open support ticket. I have followed up with the relevant team and they will respond to your support ticket as soon as possible to assist you further. Please don't hesitate to follow up with them on your support ticket if you have additional questions regarding your concern. 


Thank you


Community Member

as with everyone else, the lack of support is very surprising, you should at least have the ability to submit a ticket directly. 

It appears that the freelancer I was using has had their account suspended, which is preventing us from moving forward with continued development efforts. The issue was that he had an initial account in Iran, but he has now moved to Turkey and has a new account. It would be fantastic if we can resolve the issue quickly, as he has been a great resource, and we have some upcoming deadlines we are trying to meet. Here are the two tickets he has open.

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

Thank you 
Thank you

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Marlon,


Thank you for reaching out to us. I shared your report with our team and one of our agents will reach out to you directly via email to assist you further.


Please note that for privacy reasons, we cannot share information about another’s user’s account which we hope you understand.

~ Nikola
Community Member

How can I open a support to ticket?

Community Member

I am not able to find any way of opening a support ticket. 

Please open a ticket for me so that we can discuss with you how to best handle a developer who seems to have abandoned our project. We can't find any other way of contacting UpWork support.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Curtis,


Thank you for reaching out to us. One of our team members will reach out to you directly via a support ticket to assist you further. You can access your tickets on this page.


~ Nikola
Community Member

Hi Bojan, Nikolas, Joanne,

I am writing to address the issue that I have been facing while associating a Non-exclusive agency member on Upwork. Despite my partner's best efforts, he has been unable to complete this process successfully. When he try to add me to an agency profile the popup showed that I have work or assignments/work in progress. 

I have followed the instructions to end up the contracts for associating with an agency.

For Now, I have recently ended some contracts. But I am still encountering issues. Nothing milestone is in progress.

1. Do I've to end up all the contracts?
2. Does it happening because of hourly base contracts?

I can't stop my work. When the contracts will end. It might be possible to get another project. It will affect my stats. 

I would appreciate it if you could provide more details about the specific problems i have encountered. This will help us understand the situation and take the appropriate steps to rectify it.

Hi Shafaq,


Thank you for reaching out. I can see that you've already raised a support ticket regarding your concern. You can access your support tickets here . Note that support requests are responded to in the order they are received. Kindly allow 24-48 hours for the team to follow up with you and assist you further.


Thank you,


Latest Articles
Upcoming Events
Featured Topics
Learning Paths