So I wanted to know, but nobody has been able to answer me. Can an indorsement be made anywhere on a check, or does it always have to be made in the designated space on the back of the check?
It is required for the banks to put their indorsements in the area in the middle of the back of the check deposited to their accounts:
So your signature should not be in the same area, in order to make the bank stamps readable. Your signature should be in the 3.0 inches space from the leading edge of the check. That is also where the additional indorsements are to be put by other banks handling the check (not the depository bank).