Signing english documents (UK, if that changes anything) I am wondering what should I write under "Signed" tag? I wouldn't have doubts if the blank would be described as "Signature", but "Signed"? And the following is "Date". So maybe I should give a city name there? In Poland we do so - City, DD.MM.YYYY And signature follows...

So should I sign or give a city name there?

By the way if I am a man, under "maiden name" should I put a hyphen or leave it blank, or should I repeat my surname?

closed as off-topic by Drew, Chenmunka, tchrist, user66974, bib Oct 5 '14 at 21:57

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  • Signed generally indicates signature requested in the corresponding entry point. Don't over think this. Date format in the UK: english.stackexchange.com/questions/68844/… . Europe goes from small (day) to large (year). US uses MM/DD/YYYY which does make for some interesting conversations regarding January 12 versus December 1. – SrJoven Oct 5 '14 at 12:12
  • I think the only reason for specifying where you signed some document (country, city, address, etc.) would be in contexts where this might influence a later decision about which nation's legal system should govern the interpretation of the document. But it seems like a rather antiquated practice/concept to me. – FumbleFingers Oct 5 '14 at 12:58
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about what is meant by field labels in a particular official form. For instance, there is no way to know, just by knowing English, what the officials expect for a maiden name field, if the signer is male. You need to follow official instructions for official forms. Contact the officials if you have a question about what is meant. – Drew Oct 5 '14 at 17:07

Signed: Use your signature

Date: dd/mm/yy

Maiden Name: Leave blank unless you are using a married name in which case state your original family name

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