DocuSign eSignature: How To Sign a Document

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



  1. Review the DocuSign email:
    • Open the email and review the message from the sender.
    • Click REVIEW DOCUMENT to begin the signing process.
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    • Agree to sign electronically: Review the consumer disclosure, and select the checkbox I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures.
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    • Click CONTINUE to begin the signing process. 
    • 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, review our Signing Documentation.
  2. Start the signing process:
    • Click the START tag on the left to begin the signing process. You are taken to the first tag requiring your action. Click the SIGN tag.
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      You are asked to Adopt Your Signature.
    • Verify that your name and initials are correct. If not, change them as needed.
    • Click ADOPT AND SIGN to adopt and save your signature information and return to the document.
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  3. Confirm signing:
    • When you finish clicking all signature tags in the document, confirm signing by clicking FINISH.
    • 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.
  4. Sign up for a DocuSign accountSign up for a DocuSign account and save the document in your own account.

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