To help ensure a professional, secure marketplace that everyone can trust, freelancers will verify their identity to earn an Identity Verified badge on their profile. Learn more about identity verification here.

The badge displays as a check mark next to your name. This lets anyone who sees your profile know that we’ve taken steps to confirm that you are who you say you are.

How do I get verified?


We’ll let you know when it’s time for you to earn the "Identity Verified" badge by sending you an email and showing you a pop-up when you log into your Upwork account. You can’t verify your identity before we send you the link.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I earn this badge?

We’ll let you know when it’s time for you to earn the "Identity Verified" badge by sending an email and showing you a notification when you log into your Upwork account. You can’t verify before we notify you. Learn more about the process to verify your identity here.

How is this badge displayed to clients?

The Identity Verified badge will appear as a checkmark next to your name.

Can I verify my identity before you send me a link?

We’ll let you know when it’s time to verify your identity. You won’t be able to do so until we request verification. We’ll send you an email and notify you when you sign in to your account if you need to verify.

Why are you asking me to verify my identity again?

We understand you may have verified your identity in the past. We ask freelancers to re-verify because periodic checks ensure that their accounts continue to reflect accurate information. Our goal is to make this process as seamless as we can and we thank you for your contribution in keeping Upwork a professional and safe community.

How are you keeping the information I share safe?

Upwork takes the protection of your personal information seriously. We do not sell any of the identity verification information you share with us, and we process and retain your information according to Upwork’s Privacy Policy.

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