As part of our efforts to keep Upwork safe, secure, and fraud-free, we periodically ask users to go through identity checks. Freelancers can earn an “Identity Verified” badge to display on their Upwork profiles.
To earn the badge, eligible freelancers have to successfully pass two stages of verification:
You can complete this by going to Identity Verification in their User Settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are eligible, you’ll be notified upon log in to complete the verification process by uploading an official government-issued ID and meeting with us for a short video call. After we’ve confirmed your identity, the new badge will be displayed on your profile.
The “Identity Verified” badge will appear as a checkmark next to a freelancer’s name.
At this time, only invited freelancers will become eligible to earn the “Identity Verified” badge, though we do plan to expand this program in the future. When you become eligible, we will notify you upon login.
As part of our efforts to keep Upwork safe and fraud-free, we sometimes need to ask again. In this case, the badge is completely optional, as is the verification process to earn it.
If you do not pass ID verification, you will not be able to receive a badge at this time.