I am also experiencing the same thing, but I am wondering if it is because I haven't been verified.
When I researched on having the verification issue, I saw that you need to be contacted by Upwork to verify your identity, however I don't believe that's happened yet. I attempted to verify my identification by uploading my drivers license (unexpired, clear image, not blurry, all borders in plain view with margins on all sides, not edited in any way) multiple times with no success.
It looks like you were trying to verify your location, and you are unable to submit bids for job that have U.S. location requirement.
I've shared your account with the Customer Support Team and they will reach out to you to assist you with your location verification.
Hi, I have an Australian passport with a US work visa. I want to only do jobs in the US. When I go to verify my identity, Upwork gives me no option other than US ID Docs of which I have none. My Aussie Drivers' Licence didn't work when tried. What do I do?
Could you please try verifying your account once again? If you have attempted to try your verification, and maxed out on your attempts, the Customer Support Team will be able to reset it for you at any time. In this case, please retry it again, and you can come back to this thread to let us know if you are unable to do so.
I would like to clarify that you will not get locked out from your account if you fail verifying your location. You will only be unable to verify your location, but should be able to continue to use your Upwork account.
there are so many posts on here where users say they struggle with the same problem. The answers from moderators are always the same: someone will contact you. Could you at this time have someone contact me because I clearly need help. This process is so frustrating.