Convert: PDF to PDF/A (Free)

Turn your PDF file into a PDF/A. Online, Free PDF Archive Converter
Convert: PDF to PDF/A (Free)
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How to convert PDF to PDF/A

If you want to change your PDF to PDF/A, there are three quick steps to be followed: first, upload the document that you wish to convert to PDF/A, and then adjust the conversion settings (or leave them as our system recommends, depending on your preference). Wait no more than 10 seconds for our system to convert your file to PDF/A, and then save the file.

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1. Upload a PDF

Choose the document that you want to convert to PDF Archive.

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2. Convert to PDF/A

Click the button to convert your PDF to PDF/A and wait ~10 seconds.

3. Save the new one

Download the freshly-converted PDF/A document. That's it!

Change a PDF document to PDF/A - Archive safely

If you have a PDF document that you wish to store over the next few years, or if you simply have a file that you wish to archive, turning it to the PDF/A format is your best option. And so, if you want to turn a PDF to PDF/A, SignHouse has your back, as we've developed the ultimate PDF/A converter that's completely free to use. Besides, converting to PDF/A with our software takes less than 10 seconds and one click of yours, or a tap on the screen, depending on your device.

How to convert PDF to PDF/A

Archive the right way

Store PDF documents safely by converting them to PDF/A with the help of SignHouse's software. We're here to help you archive PDF as many documents as you need, whenever you need to archive them.

Price to convert: $0

You don't have to pay a single dollar in order to turn a PDF document to PDF/A. We think that everybody must have free access to a software like this, and hence, we're not setting a price for this converter.

No limits

Convert PDF files to PDF/A without any limits. With our software, not only that you can turn one PDF to PDF/A for free, but you can turn as many files as you need. We're not setting a daily use limit or anything like it.

100% Control

If you choose SignHouse as your PDF to PDF/A file converter, you should also know that you're the only one in charge of what happens to your documents. We never get to make changes - it's only you in control.

Why convert a PDF to PDF/A with us?

At SignHouse, we believe that accessibility is the #1 defining factor of our PDF to PDF/A converter, and hence, the first reason to choose our product - of course, if you don't include the free pricing scheme. We're saying this because our software is designed to work on all types of devices (mobile & desktop platforms).

Any platform

Use the gadget that you're most comfortable with when you have to convert a PDF document to PDF/A. At SignHouse, you can use your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer to turn a PDF into PDF/A.

Totally private

We never get to look at your file, and neither to store them for longer than a few hours after usage. At the same time, we never share your files against your will. All of your files are 100% private and safe.

Uncomplicated

Converting PDF documents to the PDF/A format is not as hard as it may sound. All that you have to do is just upload your PDF file, click one button, wait 10 seconds and get to download the new PDF/A document.

Live help

If you ever need help with the PDF-PDF/A converter, know that we're a single click away from you. Hit the bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page to start a live conversation with our support team.

What they say about us

No-brainer pricing for a small business - or even big business, I reckon : - )

Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
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Steph G.
Chief Executive Officer
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
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Julie M.
Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
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Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
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Sandy T
Teacher
"Simpler, yet does the job better than most of the clunky eSignature software out there"
"SignHouse cut down on our signing processes by at least 50% - and we were using eSignature software before as well"
"I just never thought signing documents can ever become a pleasurable experience"

Frequently asked questions

What does PDF/A stand for?

PDF/A means "Portable Document Format Archived".

PDF/A documents are just like regular PDF files, only they're meant to be stored in an archive for a long time (e.g. 2 years).

How do you know if a PDF is a PDF/A?

After converting a PDF to PDF/A, you'll notice the PDF/A in your library stating "PDF/A". That's how you differ it from regular PDF files.

What is the difference between PDF and PDF/A?

PDF/A is the archived format of a PDF document. Moreover, PDF/A files embed all of the fonts from the regular PDF.

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

What's different about SignHouse?

Free
SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
Mobile-first
What’s your cost of losing doc signatures just because signing didn't work on mobile? We fix that.
Optimized for 0 headache
SignHouse was made to simplify the eSigning. Long gone are the days of clunky solutions.
Trackable documents
Documents signed with SignHouse come with simple analytics that just don’t give you a headache.
It Just Works™
Big, old software is buggy, clunky and slow. Built with simplicity in mind, we make signing a breeze.
Fast
Fast to use, fast to load. The Simple.ink experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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