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MTURK and Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'Help & Guides' started by aco3263, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. aco3263

    aco3263 New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I have searched everywhere on this forum and online and cannot seem to find the answers that I am looking for. I just started Mturk today. I live in Puerto Rico and I have a few questions! There is a grey area living in Puerto Rico. Sometimes we are considered an international location and other times we are not. My questions are, according to Mturk standards, am I in an international location? Can I work on Hits that says in order to qualify I have to be in the US? Also, will I be able to transfer any earnings to my bank account? Or will I only get paid in Amazon gift cards since I may be considered to be in an international location?
    I tried emailing Amazon, but no response.
    Thank you so much I look forward to your responses!
     
  2. Randomacts

    Randomacts Well-Known Member

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    If you have a social security number you prob would be considered inside of the US for as far as mturk cares.
     
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  3. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

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    We've had a fair # of folks from PR in the past. IIRC they often qualify for US location HITs, but some third party platforms will screen you out for being outside the US. IIRC you'll see something like Error Code #14 or #15 - that one is for IP outside the US, despite you being in the US as far as mTurk is concerned.

    I could be off on this, my memory isn't fantastic. @FedNandlers is one of our PR folks IIRC and may be able to answer this more accurately.
     
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  4. Girl Polar Bear

    Girl Polar Bear Queen of the North

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    Is the one for IP.

    many of the HITs requires location as US as a qualification. What is your location qualification? If US, you can accept it and do them as long as Mturk says the otherwise.
     
  5. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

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    I swear it used to be US-PR, but looking at the Requester dashboard now Puerto Rico is just PR, so he probably can't accept US only HITs.

    I have no idea why folks used to get the IP error so often for US location hits now. :/
     
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    aco3263 New Member

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    Mine says US-PR...
     
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    Yes, I think so. It says "qualifications required-US. "your values US-PR". No error code.
     
  9. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

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    Then yeah by Amazon's definition you're qualified to work on US HITS :) Like I said some Requesters will screen you out by IP but for the most part you shouldn't have many problems.
     
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  10. aco3263

    aco3263 New Member

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    Great! Thank you everyone for the help!
     
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  11. FedNandlers

    FedNandlers Well-Known Member

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    I think there are two conflicting quals regarding Puerto Rico. US-PR is the qual I have but there is also PR as a qualification but I don't think it's for Puerto Rico. I had some issues with a requester because of this. The requester had enabled the PR qual but not US-PR. I couldn't do the Hit because of it.

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  12. aco3263

    aco3263 New Member

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    It seems like I have been able to do most of the US type work, but I have not been able to do a few because of my location.