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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 offer a variety of 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 



Adobe e-Sign 

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:

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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  • 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.