PSA: Unsupported Region

When Philippines? I used to connect my brave to uphold but since it became unavailable I have to create a gemini wallet … but honestly I’m more comfortable with uphold …

I also have this question, how will I claim the rewards if I can’t connect due to country restriction. How will I claim my rewards in this case?


You keep the rewards in your browser until (if it ever happens) restrictions for your country are lifted.

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You should get a notice that your BAT has arrived and you’ll click Claim from your Brave Rewards. I think it makes you do a little captcha, but I can’t remember and haven’t had unverified in years. It then stores in your browser.

Nope, the only difference is with Gemini or Uphold, you’re able to remove the BAT from the browser, such as to exchange it into real money (fiat), send to someone else, or to swap to other crypto. When it’s “stuck” in the browser as an unverified browser, then BAT can only be used to tip Creators or just to sit there for whenever you are able to Verify and link to an exchange again.

@steeven Sorry to bother, but can you chime in on this. I want to make sure I’m remembering the process correctly for Unverified wallets. Do they still have to claim? Does it make them do a captcha? Anything special to know or that might have changed over the past year? Especially, for those who have been disconnected due to regional changes?

In according with this, my country (Colombia) is available, but the problem remains.

Hah, guess what? I had to look at your message and translate it. Your situation is common sense. It doesn’t tell you unsupported region or anything. It’s telling you to finish your verification process on Uphold. This means one of two things.

  1. You may not have sent the documentation to Uphold that they need to do KYC/AML. This would be things like submitting your passport or other type of identification.


  1. In your Profile inside Uphold, you may not have completed every detail. Such as address needs to be your complete mailing address. If you’re lacking ANY information inside your Uphold profile, then Brave won’t let you link.

ok thank you for this information…

Okay, for anyone following this Topic, I just did an update to cover what was discussed yesterday. We mainly referenced two countries, which have been the starting point and priority. All the rest will be added during or after.

Now with integration back on, hopefully we will be doing the necessary tests with France in the next couple of weeks.

And then we will move on to India. Germany is more restricted and complicated but we’ll talk to the providers about that.

So priority regions are likely happening within the next month or two. I’m not sure if they’ll pull anyone else back in during that time or if other regions will be worked on once France and India are added. In any case, you’re looking at a minimum of 2-3+ months for most regions.


I come on behalf of the Argentines who use brave, I am aware that it is not known if I will return to my country, but I hope I do as soon as possible!

That’s what everyone is looking for, so here you go folks, just be patient and collect the BATs.

Hi, any update on UK? It is in the supported region list but I am still unable to connect to my uphold account.

I’m located in Spain, which is supposed to be in the allow list and still getting the region not supported error. What am I missing?

France should be able to reconnect to Uphold once again!

@LdSe and @ankurbhadra @NicolasJM117 and whoever else has commented that they are in supported regions but are getting the unsupported region error. Let me ask:

  1. What does your profile and KYC/AML on Uphold/Gemini say? If you verified in another country but are now using VPN to spoof your location or you moved somewhere, it won’t go by where you’re currently at. It only goes by the documents you’ve provided to Uphold/Gemini and the information you put into your profile.

  2. If #1 is not an issue and it all reflects the same information, then please put in a [support ticket[( so Brave is aware of the issue and they can work with you to get it resolved.

Hi @Saoiray In my case my KYC/Profile on Uphold reflects correctly being in UK. Thus I am going ahead with your suggestion and raising a request on link provided.


Hello, thanks for the reply. I escalated the issue to the provided support link and their response was simply to check with Uphold. Even when I provided the actual profile information (Pointing to Spain) and Uphold ID for cross check.
This feels like an absolute disrespect.

I don’t think it’s meant as a disrespect. Unfortunately I’d take it that they can’t see any issues on their side of things and are saying perhaps there’s an issue with Uphold. Seeing as how they are two different companies, Brave isn’t able to go into Uphold’s information to see where things stand. Sometimes they are able to reach out to their support staff to try to help, but they are very limited.

That said, I’ll see if I can’t run this by @jsecretan on solutions. In the meanwhile, do you think you can also check with customer support over at Uphold and see if they can check things on there end to make sure no issues? Believe it or not, sometimes little things make a huge difference. I remember a few years ago I couldn’t link to Uphold. The reason was because I didn’t put my zip code for my mailing address. This was despite me having shared copies of my ID, bank account, and other information.

It was shocking and annoying when I learned that one petty detail disrupted things. Of course, Brave had no idea of being able to access my private info on Uphold. And originally Uphold thought there were no issues because I did all my verifications with them. It took a bit of back and forth before someone at Uphold was able to guide me to the solution. I’m not saying this is your situation, but I’m sharing to say I understand the frustration and sometimes it’s a pain until you can connect to the right person who can find the solution.

Thanks for your response!
What I mean in regards of disrespect, is that I received a canned response, while I provided many context details, I had to re-confirm what I already said initially and ended up with the Uphold response.
While I understand the data ownership side of things, I was under the impression that the fact that many people were reporting this would cause a “we’ll look into it” sort of response.
Anyways, when I got the last response I verified all my information again in case there was anything like what you’re mentioning, since it all seemed fine and valid (even the zipcode, yup), I escalated the case to Uphold as well and will provide an update here with any response I get from them.

@LdSe Yeah, things take time. I literally sent out an email about it yesterday and got a response today. In the email, I briefly gave examples of the issue by linking Error: Region not supported (US) Uphold wallet and Region not supported UK account

The response I was given was essentially that they don’t see it happening much and in the recent case they did see, it was explained by a mismatch of documents in KYC. But then said they can investigate more.

So I’m at least assuming they were beginning to look into things on their end, but that’s not often quick as they have a lot of other big priorities to tend to.

I’ve learned that with Brave, anything you think should take a few days will likely take at least a few weeks. Weeks are equal to months, and months would be that you’re lucky if you see the issue resolved within a year. It sounds horrible saying it, but they just don’t have enough people working on things and are putting priorities in areas that Users wouldn’t.

That said, they do always get things resolved. It’s just a matter of being patient, which I know isn’t for everyone.

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Yeah, I hear you. It’s fine, I understand the context and priorities (for which I agree) so of course I’ll be patient. However, this issue is quite noisy because, in the end, is money related.
I do also have into account the fact that we actually get something like this (BAT) in exchange of ads that don’t normally convert for an end user.

I’ll provide any updates I get from Uphold and hope for the best.

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to clarify everything you could.