ID Verification helps create a secure and transparent work environment for both Employers and Freelancers on Guru.
What is ID Verification?
The ID Verification process verifies the identities of Freelancers providing services on Guru. It helps Employers identify credible Freelancers and gives Freelancers with no transaction history on Guru an opportunity to gain the trust of potential Employers. ID Verification helps create transparency and establish relationships centered around trust on the platform.
Why is ID Verification important?
To help Employers make better hiring decisions, we provide them with essential details related to the work history of the Freelancer on Guru. If a Freelancer has been paid at least once on the Guru platform, we display their All-Time Transaction Data (no. of Employers worked with, all-time earnings, largest Employer, invoices paid, etc.) in their quote. This data helps Employers understand the Freelancers’ scale of operation, transaction volume, and size. If a Freelancer has not yet been paid on the platform, there is no data to show. To help these Freelancers prove they are trustworthy, we now include their IDV status to help Employers evaluate their credibility and reliability for the job.
We encourage Employers to check the ID Verification status when hiring Freelancers with no transaction history on Guru. We recommend Freelancers who have no transaction history to get their profiles verified to increase their chances of getting hired.
How can a Freelancer get verified on Guru?
A Freelancer can get their profile verified on Guru by submitting proof of identity and credit card information. We will review the information and, as long as everything checks out, we will notify the Freelancer they are Verified within two business days. If we’ve requested a Freelancer complete their IDV, we may hold any and all transactions until we successfully verify their identity.
Submit the following documents to get your profile verified on Guru:
1. Proof of Identity
a. Contact Information
b. Current Photo
c. Proof of Address
d. Any Government-issued ID
2. Credit Card Information
For us to successfully verify the Freelancers’ ID, the contact information submitted must match the details in their Proof of Address and Government-issued ID. None of the information that the Freelancers provide for ID Verification is sold or displayed publicly. We charge a small fee of $4.95 for ID Verification at the time of submission of documents. Once the Freelancers submit the documents, it can take up to two business days for them to receive their verification status.