This section provides information for signers on how to open and sign documents with DocuSign. The section below provides an overview of the signing process, with links to more detailed topics.
Check here for system requirements information for signing. DocuSign signing is also compatible with assistive technology.
Note: if the email message has a small shield and the text Part 11 Module Enabled, there are some special requirements needed when signing the documents. Refer to Signing Part 11 Module Enabled Documents for more information.
Signing begins when you receive an email asking you electronically sign a document.
The email is sent by DocuSign on behalf of the sender and has a message from the sender and a link to open the documents. Select the Review Documents button in the email to start signing.
Alternately, you can access the documents by going to the DocuSign website, selecting the Access Documents link in the upper right portion of the page and then entering the document code from the email.
For more information, see Receiving email notification.
In some cases you might be asked to verify your identity. This option is set by the person or business that is sending the documents. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this step.
For more information, see Signer authentication.
The welcome page provides information about the sender and documents you are being asked to sign. It also has a link to the sender’s electronic record and signature consent disclosure, which covers conducting business electronically with the sender.
Review the disclosure and select the check box for consenting to use Electronic Records and Signatures, and then select CONTINUE to start reviewing and signing your documents. .
For more information, see signing welcome.
Now you are ready to start adding information and signing the documents. Follow the on-screen prompts on the left side of the page.
For more, see adding information and signing.
After you have added the required information and signing the documents, the actions move to the bottom of the browser and the FINISH button becomes active. Select FINISH to complete signing.
For more, see completing signing.
You can also download PDF versions of the DocuSign signer guides at the following links:
Receiving a Document for Guided Signing: (PDF)
Guided Signing for Spouses with the same email address: (PDF)
Printing, Signing, and Uploading or Faxing your Documents: (PDF)
Signing Documents with Requests for Attachments: (PDF)
Receiving a Document for Free-Form Signing: (PDF)