What is Required to Become Verified?

To become Freelancer.com Verified, we require you to provide a proof of identity, a keycode verification photo, and a proof of address document.

  • (1) Proof of Identity - a colored scan of a valid government-issued photo ID like your passport, driving license, national ID, etc.
  • (1) Keycode Verification Photo - a photo of yourself holding a piece of paper with your unique code (to be provded in the Verification Center) in one hand and your ID in your other hand
  • (1) Proof of Address - a colored scan of your recent bank statement, utility bill, income tax return form, another valid government-issued photo ID with your name and address aside from the one you used as your Proof of Identity, etc.

 

Proof of Identity Requirements:

  • Acceptable Identification Documents:
    • Passport
    • Driver's License
    • National ID card 
    • Tax ID
    • Proof of Age ID
    • Professional License ID
    • State ID
    • Voter's ID
    • Postal ID
    • Government-issued Health Cards
    • Other IDs - as long as it is government-issued and has your name, photo, date of birth, signature and the ID's date of issue

 

  • Rules to Remember:
    • The ID should not be expired.
    • The ID should include your name, photo, date of birth, signature, and the ID's date of issue.
    • The ID's details must not be handwritten.
    • The copy should be a high-quality colored image scan or colored digital photo. Photocopies and black and white scans/photos are not acceptable.
    • Image dimensions must be 500 x 300 pixels minimum.
    • The copy must not be cropped and should include all sides and details of the ID.
    • The copy must not be altered or edited in any way. 
    • If you are submitting an ID card, please submit its front and back parts.
    • Do not use special characters (i.e. &#@!) in the image's filename so the Verification Team can review the file.
    • Submission of a fake ID will result in account closure and may lead to legal actions.

 

Keycode Verification Photo Requirements:

  • Ensure that your face can be seen clearly. 
  • You must be actually holding your ID and the piece of paper with your keycode. Photos which show that you are holding only a printed copy of your ID will not be accepted. 
  • The ID you are holding in your keycode photo should be the actual ID you have submitted as your Proof of Identity. For example: If you submitted a colored scan of your passport as your Proof of Identity, you should be holding also your passport in your keycode photo.
  • Ensure that the details of your ID are clearly visible in the photo. 
  • The photo should not be a mirror image.
  • The photo must not be altered or edited in any way. 
  • Do not use special characters (i.e. &#@!) in the photo's filename so the Verification Team can review the file. 
  • Submission of a fake verification photo may result in the cancellation of your request up to the closure of your account. 

 

Proof of Address Requirements:

  • Acceptable Proof of Address Documents:
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last three months)
    • Utility Bills (issued within the last three months)
    • Income Tax Return (issued within the last year)
    • Residence ID/Permit
    • Notarized Leasing Agreement/Contract (issued within the last year)
    • Passbook (issued within the last year only)
    • Any valid government-issued ID as long as it has your name, address, photo, date of birth, signature and the ID's issue date. It should not be the same ID that you submitted as your Proof of Identity. 

 

  • Rules to Remember:
    • The document must have your full name and address. 
    • The document must clearly display the issuing authority's name, address, and phone number. 
    • The document must be a colored scan or colored digital photo. Photocopies and black and white scans/photos are not acceptabe. 
    • If the document is an e-bill or e-bank statement, it should not be password-protected. 
    • Do not crop the file, adjust its colors, or alter it in any way. 
    • Do not use special characters (i.e. &#@!) in the document's filename so the Verification Team can review the file.
    • Submission of a fake document will result in account closure and may lead to legal actions.

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