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Registering from China (Issues with Location, Phone)

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Joshua,

 

Were you also using a VPN when signing up? 


-Joanne
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Joshua W Member Since: Aug 16, 2018
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Yes, I was using a VPN. So, what would be the best way to handle this situation? 
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Joshua W Member Since: Aug 16, 2018
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Yes, I was using a VPN. So, what would be the best way to handle this situation? 

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Joshua, 


It looks like you've typed-in your address already, and you are being requested to complete a phone verification. Once you've completed your phone verification, you should be able to continue using your account. 


-Avery
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Joshua W Member Since: Aug 16, 2018
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Hello, 
I understand. However, the problem is that I don't have a US phone number. I only have a Chinese one, and UpWork does not allow me to enter a +86 phone number (a Chinese number). Only a +1 phone number. What can I do in this situation?
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Joshua,

 

A member of our team will reach out to you via email to assist you directly. Thanks!


-Joanne
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Jessica T Member Since: Jan 12, 2019
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I am having a similar problem. However, I am currently in the Unite States but will be located in China in a few months and wanted to create my account located in China. Is there any way that I can register an account in China while being in United States?

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Jessica,

 

If you are traveling and are away from your country of residence temporarily, you don’t need to update your location. If it does raise any flags on our end, the team will reach out to you directly.  If however, you are going to be away for an extended period, such as moving some place, then you should make updates to your account location. Please make sure you have an appropriate visa type or permit to work in a country you are situated in and pay taxes accordingly. You may need to consult with a legal advisor about it.

~ Bojan
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Jessica T Member Since: Jan 12, 2019
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So, I do need a working visa if only working online outside of my home country? 



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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Jessica,

 

Please consult yourself with a local specialist where you will be staying if you need any official documents in order to be able to work on Upwork. Thank you.


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