When someone sends you a DocuSign document for your electronic signature, you first receive an email from DocuSign sent on behalf of the sender.

Step 1 Review the DocuSign email

Open the email and review the message from the sender. Click REVIEW DOCUMENT to begin the signing process.

Note: Your experience as a signer may also vary depending on how the document sender wants you to sign. New signers have a different experience than returning signers and signers with a DocuSign account. To learn more, watch the Signing video or read the how-to guide Signing Documents Electronically with DocuSign.

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Step 2 Agree to sign electronically

Review the consumer disclosure, and select the checkbox I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures. Click CONTINUE to begin the signing process.

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Important! To view and sign the documents, you must agree to conduct business electronically.

Note: To view additional options, click OTHER ACTIONS. For more information of other actions available, please review our Signing Documentation.

Step 3 Start the signing process

  1. Click the START tag on the left to begin the signing process.

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You are taken to the first tag requiring your action.

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  1. Click the SIGN tag. You are asked to Adopt Your Signature.

Step 4 Verify your name

Verify that your name and initials are correct. If not, change them as needed.

Step 5 Adopt a signature

Do one of the following:

  • Accept the default signature and initial style, and go to the next step.
  • Click Change Style, and select a different signature option.
  • Click Draw. Draw your signature/initials using a mouse, or your finger or a stylus on a touchscreen.

Step 6 Save your signature

Click ADOPT AND SIGN to adopt and save your signature information and return to the document.

Step 7 Confirm signing

When you finish clicking all signature tags in the document, confirm signing by clicking FINISH.

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A message appears stating that you have completed your document. You can now download a PDF copy or print a copy of the document. The sender receives an email with the signed document attached, and the signed document appears in their DocuSign account.

Step 8 Sign up for a DocuSign account

Sign up for a DocuSign account and save the document in your own account.