Passport Renewal USA for India Passport - Annexure E

Hi, I’m trying to get my passport renewed in the US. For the Annexure - E form, do I need to sign the document digitally or a physical copy is needed?

Thanks

Sign on the physical copy and send it.

Thank you! A follow up question - A note at the bottom of the Checklist page says handwritten forms won’t be accepted.

However, the Annexure E form & the Affidavit For Change in Appearance & Signature do not have text boxes which can be filled on something like Adobe. Can these be filled by hand?