No pen, no printer, no problem: How to sign forms online
Jan 18, 2024
Can you fill, sign and submit forms online? Is it even legal? We have answers for your pressing questions.
Table of Contents
1. Is it legal to submit forms online?
2. Where do I find the form I need?
3. How do I fill out a form online?
4. How do I sign a form online?
5. Where do I submit a form online?
- 1. Is it legal to submit forms online?
- 2. Where do I find the form I need?
- 3. How do I fill out a form online?
- 4. How do I sign a form online?
- 5. Where do I submit a form online?
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“Please see forms attached. If you could fill these out, sign and scan them back to us that would be much appreciated”.
But you have no printer, no scanner. You panic – the docs are urgent. But it’s not the 1990s anymore! Forms can be signed and submitted online now. We’re here to tell you how.
Using the right software, it’s completely safe and legal to fill out and sign forms online.
Get equipped with the tools you need to fill out documentation, sign deals and more. Let’s dive into it.
Is it legal to submit forms online?
In most cases: yes. You’ll just want to ensure the site you’re sending it to is secure.
Institutions that might require heavy formwork include the likes of government websites, universities, insurance companies etc. Many of them will offer a safe way to upload and submit important forms and documents via their websites. They’re responsible for ensuring your data is kept safe when you do this.
Digital signatures are legally binding in most countries, but it pays to use a traceable method like Lumin Sign so the original can be located.
A quick run-down on that — Lumin Sign is a sub-product of Lumin that lets you seal deals in minutes. Not only can you add your own digital signature, you can send a document out for signing and negotiating - and at scale if necessary.
Where do I find the form I need?
In Lumin’s Template Discovery you’ll find thousands of quality-checked, fillable forms and templates categorized according to industry and task. We built this extensive library to keep templates easy to find and use - just grab what you need and go.
You can filter the library by tasks and industries for easy navigation. Think of us as the YouTube of templates!
If you’ve got a form you need filling and can’t find it in our library, simply upload it to Lumin, make it fillable with our fillable forms tool and away you go.
Or if you like, you can always reach out to our support team and put a suggestion forward. We’re all ears at [email protected].
How do I fill out a form online?
Easy! Use the Templates Discovery to find your form of choice and send through to Lumin for editing. You can use our fillable form feature to make the form editable, or use the text tool to drop text in wherever you please.
In some cases you may have been sent a form to fill out. Pop it straight into the Lumin editor and use our tools to personalize it. You can share it safely and securely all from within our platform.
How do I sign a form online?
Not all eSignature tools are created equal!
Try selecting a trusted software service provider with a digital signature tool that’s secure and traceable, not just an eSign stamp. Many eSignature tools place an image of your signature onto the form. Digital signatures use cryptography to secure these stamps making them unique and identifiable to you and only you.
We recommend using Lumin Sign to seal the deal or invite others to do so too. It’s quick and easy to use and you’ll love the user experience.
Where do I submit a form online?
Many websites will offer a secure network through which to do this. Some commonly used websites you may need to upload forms to could include:
- The IRS
- Schools, universities and other educational institutions
- Regional building permit authorities
- Citizenship and immigration services
- Insurance websites
Sending forms via email is possible, but it may not be as secure so take care. If you’re sending personal information it might be worth requesting a safe portal or method in which to do so.
Signing and sending forms is quick, safe and easy to do online. Once you get started, you won’t be caught dead near a printer again.
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