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Processing physical documents can take a lot of effort. Calculate the time it usually takes you to print your documents one by one, have the documents signed, prepare the documents for sending and wait for the post office or the courier to reach your recipient.

Using e-signatures makes signing documents easy. Once you have the document, all you need to do is sign it using an e-signature and email the document to your recipient.


1Obtain a digital certificate from a Trust Service Provider

To digitally sign a document, you must have a valid digital certificate, which is similar to a digital ID. Digital certificates are provided by Trust Service Providers. Access our  eSignature Trusted List Browser  to choose from over 200 active Trust Service Providers.

Please note that some signing solution providers have partnerships with trust service providers to facilitate the provisioning of digital certificates and make it easier for users to get certificates.


2Choose your signing solution provider

Next, you need to choose a signing application. Trust service providers or e-signature solution providers offer such applications and other e-signature products. Choose the provider that meets your needs. 


3Sign your document

Each service provider will offer their own step-by-step process for signing digitally.


4Submit document

Email your signed document to the recipient.


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