Convert PDF files to PDF/A

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Easily convert PDF to PDF/A

This is a quick and easy way to convert your PDF files to PDF/A. Simply upload your PDF file to our free online tool and download the converted PDF/A file a few seconds later.

How to convert PDF to PDF/A

  • Click on 'Choose file' or drag and drop the PDF file you would like to convert to PDF/A
  • Select an output format, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b or PDF/A-3b
  • Click on 'Convert' and your PDF/A file will be ready to download shortly after.

Security for your sensitive data

Data security is key for pdfforge. As a German company we are subject to strict data policy laws and our servers are located in the EU. Files that you upload will automatically be deleted from our system after two hours.


Even though your data is safe with us, there are always documents which should not be sent to a public service. For files that contain sensitive personal data, we recommend to use our PDFCreator to easily and securely convert PDF to PDF/A. The desktop version is not only popular for private use but is also used by many of our clients world wide. One of its advantages are the extra layers of security. PDFCreator prevents unauthorized access to your PDFs and lets you encrypt your files with AES while protecting them with a password. You can use the free version or one of our professional solutions.