May 3, 2021 08:42:15 AM Edited May 3, 2021 08:43:07 AM by Zaki M
Hello ! It's been five days since i added payment method to local bank. But it's still inactiave. No Response or Verification email from upwork.Can you please tell me how long it will take to active ?
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Sep 28, 2021 01:01:07 PM Edited Sep 28, 2021 01:05:58 PM by Andrea G
If your payment method is inactive, it can be because of one or both of the following reasons:
It was added in the last three days: For security reasons, any new payment method will become active in three days.
You need to provide your tax information: In order to access their funds, all freelancers who are U.S persons should file a Form W-9 with Upwork. You sign electronically by submitting the form.
If you’re not a U.S.taxpayer you’ll need to file a Form W-8BEN instead. The Form W-8BEN is a form used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Upwork is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. Tip: You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents.
Sep 14, 2016 06:22:42 AM by Niculescu A
I have added a payment method several weeks ago and it did not activate until now. I want to know what is the problem.
Jun 7, 2017 03:17:03 AM by Luis P
Hi Petra. I have problems with my payment settings, the bank account appears inactive and I have completed the tax information. could you help me
Jun 7, 2017 03:22:46 AM by Vladimir G
In case you included correct bank details when setting up your withdrawal method and filled all the fields on your Tax form, it will become active after three days.
Jun 22, 2021 12:21:14 AM Edited Jun 22, 2021 12:28:15 AM by Anirban P
Hello!Sir,My name is Anirban paul.I am afreelancer and i do work on upwork.
Sir,I have problem that i have added my local bank account in payment method on 20 june,sunday.
It is saying it will take upto 3 days to activate my bank account.
Bur sir it is showing that it will activate on 22 june and today is 22 june.
it has not activated yet now.
please help me.
I have filled all the bank details correctly and i have filled the tax details and W8 form.
Jun 22, 2021 12:39:38 AM by Aleksandar D
Your payment method will become active after 3 days since you've added it. In your case, that should be tomorrow, on the 23rd. I'll check with the team to see why it's showing 22nd on your end.
Jun 22, 2021 01:51:57 AM Edited Jun 22, 2021 01:54:34 AM by Aleksandar D
We'll have one of our agents reach out to you directly via a support ticket in order to investigate this further.
Dec 9, 2022 02:08:33 AM by Muhammad Ahsan N
It's been more than a week ago since I added a payment method to the local bank and it did not get activated till now. I filled in my Tax information and local bank details all correctly but still, it is invalid. Can you please check on it?
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Sep 5, 2022 10:11:36 AM by Abrar M
I added a payment method to the local bank more than a week ago and it did not get activated till now. I provided my Tax information and local bank details all correctly but still, it is invalid. Can you please help me solve it?
Sep 14, 2016 06:40:23 AM by Vladimir G
As stated in the notification on your Get paid page, you need to complete the W8 form in order to withdraw your earnings. Please use the link from the notification message or go to Settings > Tax Information, and enter the required details. You can find more information in this Help article.
Apr 19, 2020 06:11:04 AM by Muhammad I
I have completed my bank details but its still showing inactive it's been a week since i filled out my bank details in payment method ? and i already mentioned in federal tax classification non-us because i am not us citizen.
Apr 19, 2020 07:59:58 AM by Aleksandar D
I checked and it seems that all of your payment methods are active. Could you please send me more information about the method that is showing as 'Inactive' so that I can check and assist you further?
May 31, 2021 11:10:40 AM by Sanjida S
Hi Alexander. I have recently started freelancing in upwork and added my bank account details several weeks back. However, I have not completed the tax form (Non US citizen). Can you please provide me with step by step guide of fillup up & submitting the form? Where should I submit it? I am a freelancer from Bangladesh. Thanks in advance.
May 31, 2021 12:23:57 PM by Bojan S
If you don’t have a registered company, please provide your full legal name. You can enter it in that field as it appears in your passport or other official documents along with your personal address.
Please see this help article for more information.
Jun 22, 2021 02:31:03 AM by Ashot M
I registered as a freelancer and opened my agency, I provided my Tax information and ban card but still waiting for account confirmation. Should I have payment method on freelance profile so that upwork can confirm my tax and card, or it does nor matter, please help.
Thank you beforehand.
Jun 22, 2021 02:54:07 AM by Aleksandar D
You don't have to add a payment method in order to verify your tax information. Let me know if you need further help.
Jun 22, 2021 03:48:23 AM by Ashot M
Thank you. I have registered but have not received approval call or Id verification yet. it is already 3 days. should I wait a little more ? Or is something going wrong? I provided all the information, tax information, bank card, but still can not submit proposals, my profile has not been approved yet. I want to understand the reason.
Jun 22, 2021 03:53:43 AM by Goran V
Since you're an exclusive member of the agency you can only use the Connects of the agency pool and send proposals under the agency. Thank you.
Jun 22, 2021 04:15:35 AM by Ashot M
Thank you, I try to submit proposals on agency but still it does not let. it gives me 2 variant to activate membership plus plan, but I am not able to find promo code to activate membership plus plan. How can I find promo code?
Jun 22, 2021 04:19:53 AM by Goran V
At the moment we don't have any promo codes or discounts available. You can leave this field blank and proceed with upgrading to our Plus plan.
I would also like to confirm, that in order to send proposals as an agency you will need to be on our Plus plan. Thank you.
Jun 22, 2021 04:20:35 AM by Ashot M
I wan to know is it Ok, that I have not received any approval for my account. I can provide all documentation needed. I have a legal company with all documentation. How can I attach documents in my profile? Or shall I attach after receiving confirmation of the account .
Jun 22, 2021 04:23:56 AM by Goran V
Your account is approved and you can start sending proposals under your agency once you're ready. There's no need to add or attach any additional documents at the moment. Thank you.
Jun 22, 2021 04:30:57 AM by Ashot M
I have just activated agency plus, but I can not submit proposals as it shows I hav not connects to be able to submit. For buying connects itdemands promo code. How should I behave?I have connects on my freelance profile. How can I use them submitting proposals as an agency?
Jun 22, 2021 04:35:00 AM by Goran V
Freelancer and agency profiles are different profiles and you will not be able to use them for sending proposals under your agency. You will need to purchase Connects under the agency profile in order to be able to start sending proposals.
To learn more about how to manage your agency, check out our resources Here. Thank you.
Jun 22, 2021 04:40:22 AM by Ashot M
Thank yo for responding. In order to buy connects for agency, it demands to write promo code. How can I buy connects to start submitting proposals on my agency?
Jun 22, 2021 04:55:21 AM by Aleksandar D
A Promo code is not required in order to purchase Connects. To buy Connects for your agency, you can go to the Settings > Membership & Connects page and click on the green 'Buy Connects' button. On the page after, select the amount from the dropdown and click on the 'Buy Connects' button.
Jun 22, 2021 11:54:29 PM by Ashot M
I would like to know some details concerning payments. If I have big project, am I eligible to ask for (for example 40%) advance from the client, the remaining part after completing the project?
Aug 28, 2020 05:23:13 PM by Ibrahim M
I added the Payobal payment method . My debit card is now marked as 'inactive' in the 'Get Paid' section. Is the status going to change automatically, or is there a problem with an account?
Aug 28, 2020 09:48:29 PM by Joanne Marie P
For security reasons, any PayPal account added to your Upwork account will become active after three days. For more information, please check this help article.
Nov 6, 2020 09:59:26 AM by Denis M
I am new to Upwork and finally going to start to work. I tried to add my payment method but it still shows as inactive.
Would you please have some advice on this?
Thank you in advance.
Nov 6, 2020 10:06:35 AM by Petra R
Denis M wrote:
I tried to add my payment method but it still shows as inactive.
It takes 3 days to become active and you must have completed your tax info before you can withdraw.
Nov 6, 2020 10:42:17 AM by Bojan S
Could you please complete the W-8BEN form under Settings> Tax Info, which purpose is to confirm you're not a US taxpayer? You can use your own legal name as it appears in your passport or other official documents.
Let us know if the issue persists.
Nov 15, 2020 11:20:34 PM by Hashim J
Hi respected sir/madam, my payment method attached to my Upwork account is Direct to local bank (PKR). I have submitted by bank account information correctly and checked it twice. I have submitted it for approval about a week ago and it is still inactive. Kindly resolve my issue or tell my what I am doing wrong.Your help would be highly appreciated.Thank you.