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How to Add an E-Signature to Your Form

How to Add an E-Signature to Your Form

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 now have our Signature field as one of our basic fields in the form builder. We also offer a variety of eSignature widgets that you can choose from.

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

🔘 E-Signature

🔘 Docusign

🔘 Adobe Sign

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

1. In the form builder, click the Add Form Element button on the left.

2. Click or drag/drop Signature to your form:

If you want to use one of the eSignature widgets listed above, go to the Widgets tab and search for Signature, click or drag/drop the widget you want to use.

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:

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.


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  • Branden Kelly

    Assuming an organization would need additional licensing in order to incorporate an e signature for a form? For example, would we need JotForm and Adobe Sign licensing? Or JotForm and Sigplus in order to complete a form that requires a digital signature?

  • Eleanore Neale

    I can get the signature and the date...but can't send it back...don't know how.

  • Eleanore Neale

    I can get the signature and the date...but can't send it back...don't know how.

  • akshayffb

    I have added e-signature to my form but ,if the client makes mistake and wants to clean/refresh the signature field how will he?
    How do I add refresh/clean signature field button?

  • Debbie

    If I have the free version and only have one form can I get multiple signatures on that one form.

    The one form will have multiple entries. Each entry needs about 3 signatures.

    Thank you

  • support_support699

    but how can you collect several signatures from 1 signer on the same form?

  • Mark Niswonger

    Do you support any other e-signature providers or just DocuSign & AdobeSign?

  • NourishedTrim

    Is there a way to insert my signature in a contract that I make with a client?

  • vinay siwach

    can u explain how i create a digital signature with any architecture help me make a digital signature.

  • KH2222

    Is there a way for the signature to come through in the email that is generated?
    Currently, all that shows is a little icon. I can click on the icon and download the signature.
    However, I need it to show in the email, because we print the emails and save in a file.

  • kahweng

    Hi, would like to check, would electronic do with jotform be possible?

    Thank you

  • asrobin

    I put the signature widget on my form and filled out the form and then went through practice form but signature did not come through, did I do something wrong? Please help. Thanks

  • ojijo pascal

    I want to intergrate the form on my website.
    How do I proceed?

  • Katecaravella

    When a fo m is submitted and I save it to print, it does not show the signture?

  • Sylvia Baar-Limon

    Does the signature function work on mobile? Having some trouble.

  • Deepakprajapat

    thanks sir for helping us

  • Staffing21

    I'd love it if I could actually get it to work for me.