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Upwork does not show Afghanistan in the list of countries

walid-mashal
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Walid M Member Since: Jan 23, 2019
1 of 11

Hello everybody,

 

When I go to Settings->Contact Info->Location in the Country dropdown I am trying to select Afghanistan as my country and the city in afghanistan that I live in , but there is no option for Afghanistan that I can select, so I have to select Pakistan as my country.

 

I checked here

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211067778-Eligibility-to-Join-Upwork?flash_digest=282ed...

 

and here

 

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

 

but could not find anything.

 

Can Any body help me with this

g_vasilevski
Moderator
Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
2 of 11

Hi Walid,

 

Unfortunately we can't allow users in your location to register on the platform. At this time, due to restrictions by our banking partners, we are unable to offer services to anyone located in Afghanistan. I`m sorry about the inconvenience. Thank you.


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javed_khan123
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Javed K Member Since: Oct 5, 2018
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Hi Goran, I am Afghan national but currently I live in Pakistan. If I upload my passport or national ID card in which the address is Kabul (Afghanistan), and my current address is Peshawar (Pakistan), will this create any problem for me? Thanks!

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
4 of 11

Hi Javed,

 

Feel free to upload your ID and our team will review it. If additional information is needed our team will reach out to you with detailed instructions. 
You can also refer to the instructions shared with you on your ticket, on how to complete your verification or post any additional questions. Thank you.


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javed_khan123
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Javed K Member Since: Oct 5, 2018
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OK thanks, I will submit my ID and lets see what happens.##- Please type
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ezati_shafiq
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Shafiq E Member Since: Jan 31, 2020
6 of 11
Hi.
Does exists any way to create account from Afghanistan?
bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Shafiq,

 

Unfortunately, Upwork isn't able to service certain countries as we aren't able to send payments there. In those cases, the country will not appear in the list when setting a location.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience.


~ Bojan
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sadiq115
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Sediqullah S Member Since: Sep 29, 2019
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Hello Upwork team
I am afghan freelancer I am trying to buy connections using a standard valid master card which is issued in Afghanistan but in billing counters list I can't find Afghanistan name if you please guide me I will really thank full,
and Upwork team why Afghanistan is not in your country list every day a lot of jobs announce which needs afghan freelancer especially in the translation of Pashto and Dari if please add Afghanistan in your country list it will be a big help for us

thank you
regards

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
9 of 11

Hi Sediqullah,

 

Unfortunately, Upwork isn't able to service certain countries as we aren't able to send payments there. In those cases, the country will not appear in the list when setting a location. We apologize for the inconvenience.


~ Bojan
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jsalehy1
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Sayed Jamal S Member Since: Mar 28, 2021
10 of 11

Dear Bojan, Although upwork can't directly send payments to Afghanistan, Payoneer can. Would it be possible for Afghans to work on upwork and recieve their payments through Payoneer?

 

As a pal mentioned earlier there are a lot of jobs that need Afghan expertise such as translation of Pashto and Dari, it would be a great help if we could work.

Thanks for your help