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  • Profile photo of kong71286kong71286
    Join Date: 2009
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    I've had the same signature ever since high school (9 years ago) and to be honest it just looks like a scribble – Ideally I'd like to have a signature that appears more professional, but I'm not quite sure about what the laws are with respect to changing your signature

    Has anyone had much experience with changing their signatures?

    Do you need to register your new signature somewhere?

    What happens to contracts signed with your old signature?

    If you can share your experience and knowledge with respect to changing signatures that would greatly be appreciated! smiley



    Profile photo of TerrywTerryw
    Join Date: 2001
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    Most signatures evolve over time.

    There is no register of signatures and you could change yours at any time. This doesn't affect any contracts entered into as you would still be the same person – generally speaking.

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    Profile photo of kong71286kong71286
    Join Date: 2009
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    You have a good point there

    I have noticed a lot of people's signatures are not always exactly the same

    And over many years may look significantly different from the initial signature

    Thanks for the clarification smiley

    Profile photo of micheaelsteynmicheaelsteyn
    Join Date: 2012
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    In banks and some registry documents the old signatures are verified so you have to submit an application stating that you are changing signature officially..this is as per my knowledge

    Profile photo of RyanJDRyanJD
    Join Date: 2011
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    With the hundreds of times I've signed my name I don't think one has been the same. If you change your signature I would suggest you update your bank, license cards just incase someone checked them.

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