Validate PDF/A

Analyze and validate your PDF/A files online for free

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Validate PDF/A files online

This online tool allows you to easily validate PDF/A files. Simply upload your PDF/A file and get the validation result within seconds. The results include details that explain why a file was classed as invalid.

How to validate PDF/A files

  • Choose or drop the PDF/A file you would like to validate
  • A notification pops up that shows if your file is a valid PDF/A
  • If the file is not a valid PDF/A, you can click on 'Details' to see the reasons

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. We recommend to use our PDFCreator for files that contain sensitive personal data. 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.