Insert Digital Signature on PDF: How To Add Yours (2024)

The #1 way to digitally sign a PDF is to use an online tool like SignHouse. Simply upload the PDF, select your signature, and add it.
Last updated on:
April 29, 2024
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Straight to the point: We’re teaching you how to digitally sign PDFs:

You don’t need to download any app.

How to add a digital signature to PDF (for free)

The quickest way to insert a digital signature to a PDF is to use an online tool like SignHouse to upload a PDF, create a signature, and add it.

  1. Upload your PDF document.
  2. Choose Signature from the left.
  3. Place it on the file.
  4. Apply changes & Download.

☝️ We’ve added our digital PDF signer above for better accessibility.

👇 After upload, you’ll see the document like so:

How to add digital signature to PDF for free

Once uploading your PDF, you simply have to choose “Signature” on the left.

  • Already got a signature? Simply add it on the PDF.
  • Don’t have one? First design it: draw, upload, or type.

You can then send the PDF for signing or use it however you need.

Add Signature to PDF for Someone Else

  1. Upload your document in the PDF signer;
  2. Select the Signature field on the left;
  3. Insert your digital signature;
  4. Click the Sign and Download button (top-right);
  5. Type in your signee’s details;
  6. Send the document to request their signature.

We’ll show your signees where they have to sign and edit the PDF:

How to request digital signature in a PDF

Digitally Sign a PDF: With Date & Time Stamps

  1. Go to SignHouseUpload your PDF
  2. Select the Signature field → Add signature
  3. Select the Date Field button on same menu;
  4. Insert the date and time anywhere on the PDF;
  5. Apply changes and Download.

Here’s what it looks like:

How to digitally sign a PDF with date and time fields

See our library of PDF tools to see everything else you can add to a PDF.

Fixed: PDF Not Allowing Digital Signatures

You most certainly can’t add a digital signature to a PDF because the document is protected by the owner to block anyone from digitally signing or editing.

Best fix: Unlock the PDF by removing to remove its features.

With SignHouse, you can unlock your PDF in the following steps:

  1. Upload the PDF in the box below;
  2. Click the button to remove its password;
  3. Add your signature from the left menu;
  4. Download the document.

At SignHouse, we’ve got PDF tools for all of your needs! We’re always happy to help you digitally sign PDF documents.

That’s all you need to know on how to add a digital signature to a PDF for free.

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Ch David is the co-founder of SignHouse. David is here to help the product development team expand the capabilities of ultimate eSignature maker for all your needs. Join David and the SignHouse team in stepping up electronic signatures!