User Guide

How to Add an E-Signature to Your Form

Added: May 12, 2017

Back in 2013, we introduced E-Signature Widgets that you can add to your forms. If you're looking for a way to add a field that allows your respondents to sign the form right before submission, we offer a variety of widgets that you can choose from.

https://widgets.jotform.com/search/signature

So, what kinds of forms may need E-signatures?

E-signatures can be used on contract forms, application forms, registration forms, online petitions, forms that require terms of service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, incident reporting and human resources forms.

To save you some time on figuring out what works best for you, we're listing the most commonly used widgets below:

Smooth Signature

https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/smooth_signature 

E-Signature

https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/signature 

Docusign

https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/docusign 

Adobe e-Sign

https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/adobe_dc_esign_services 

To add a signature field to your form, just do the following:

1. Go to the Form Builder.

2. Click the ADD FORM ELEMENT button on the left.

3. Go to the WIDGETS tab and use the SEARCH box.

4. Then drag your preferred signature field to the form.

Related guide: How to Add a Widget to your Form

In case you're wondering whether these widgets are legally binding, we recommend you read the article linked below. Here's an excerpt for your convenience:

Legally Binding

E-signatures are legally binding on almost all countries and states, but we still recommend consulting with your lawyer.

JotForm records the IP address and time of the signature made so that also provides additional confirmation about the signer of the document.

Related article: Announcing-E-Signatures-for-Forms 

Questions? Don't hesitate to post them in our Support Forum.

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