How to apply

Step one:

Read carefully the Notes of Guidance on the application form. If you need advice please call us.

Step two:

Complete the application form with as much information as possible. Please note that unless you are doing a DNA test and search the following information is helpful for a successful search:
The full name of the person you wish to find.
Their age or date of birth.
The name of at least one of their parents.
The last known whereabouts of the person being sought. Where the person is known to be overseas, the full last known address is helpful. Previous addresses are also helpful.
Phone if you need advice.
Where information is not known please write N/K. If you have additional information please write this in the box provided. It is often the case that snippets and stories aid a search. Names of friends, unusual hobbies, club and society memberships, nicknames etc.

Step three:

Read carefully the Data Protection statement at the bottom then, date and print-sign. (Note: We are unable to commence a search if this is not signed.)

Step four:

Fill in payment section for an immediate start to your search : Call us and we can take payments over the phone. We can email you a payment connection if that suits you better.
Add any additional information, (supply as a separate attachment) such as a copy of your own full birth certificate, photos and other supporting documents necessary such as any records you may already have.

 

 

SECTION 1.

NOTES OF GUIDANCE

  1. CONFIDENTIALITY. We will not disclose the whereabouts or other personal details of people we locate without their consent. This pledge has to be upheld. We may tell you they are safe and well. First contact is made by letter, visit or electronic means. We need an assurance that we must be free to reveal the enquirer’s identity and contact details, and the reason for the enquiry.
  1. PROCESS. Unless it is a DNA search the usual information required is: full names and precise date of birth (or age) and/or date of marriage of the person sought, together with the last known address or location. Where any details are not known, please insert ‘N/K’. Additional information should be given in the space provided. The form must be signed by the person making the enquiry that has the family relationship and must also be over 18 years of age.
    As far as possible, it is requested that enquirers enclose an image of their own full birth certificate.
  1. PAYMENT. We are able to accept payment in various currencies either by credit or debit card payment. We can take payments over the phone.
  1. PROCESS. The information will be reviewed and we will let you know if we are able to proceed or otherwise. Enquiries can take several weeks depending on the type of search and we can make no guarantee of success, but we will be in touch with you as soon as we find important and relevant information.

I WISH: TO CARRY OUT A STANDARD SEARCH FOR:

A RELATIVE. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

ADOPTED RELATIVES. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

MY BIOLOGICAL FAMILY. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

MY BIOLOGICAL FAMILY USING DNA. (Fill out what you know) (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

FAMILY OVERSEAS. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

AN HEIR. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

HAVE A DNA TEST. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

I WISH: TO BE ADDED TO MY STORY. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 3, 6 & 7)

FOR DIRECTORS AND DEBTOR SEARCHES. (FILL IN SECTIONS 2, 4, 6 & 7)

 


    Section 2

    All Enquiries Should Fill This Section In

    Person Making Enquiry (Enquirer)

























    Section 3

    Long Lost Family (Person Being Sought)

    Please Attempt To Answer Every Question. Where Details Are Not Known Enter N/k. (Please Use Block Capitals)

    Person Being Sought


























    Please give full names, places and dates of birth (or ages) of any children.























    Parents of person sought (information required even when parents are deceased):






    Brothers/sisters of person sought. Please give names, places and dates of birth (or ages):























    Where the person sought is believed to be with a husband/wife, or with another adult please give details of that person:






    Give name & address of person who may have information, or be able to assist our enquiries (e.g. club/union/friend etc).




    Employment details:






    Other Information:















    General








    Section 4

    Debtor Or Director Only

    Person Being Sought




































    Where the person sought is believed to be with a husband/wife, or with another adult please give details of that person:






    Give name & address of person who may have information, or be able to assist our enquiries (e.g. club/union/friend etc).




    Employment details:






    Other Information:




    Section 5

    Information On Data Protection

    Data Protection:
    As a holder of individuals information we observe The Data Protection Act 2018.
    Data is:
    Used fairly, lawfully and transparently
    Used for specified, explicit purposes
    Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary
    Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
    Kept for no longer than is necessary
    Handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage.
    Long Lost Families will hold your personal information in its legitimate interests of processing your application and retain it to ensure future protection of your privacy in the event of further requests.
    We may share this information with partners, agencies or individuals who assist us in our enquiries. We must be free to reveal the enquirer’s identity and contact details to the person sought. If there are contact details that you would prefer us not to share with the individual sought, these must be disclosed by you at the commencement of our involvement.
    You have a right to a copy of information we hold about you and in some circumstances to have it amended or deleted and to withdraw consent. For this and to raise any queries on how your information is handled please contact us through the website.
    If you are still not happy you may raise concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further information, please see our Privacy Statement on our website.

    Section 6

    Personal Statement

    I give my consent for Long Lost Families to hold my information and use it to locate the specified individuals, their friends or relatives.
    I give my consent to Long Lost Families to send the information, if necessary, that I provide, outside the U.K. for the purposes of performing the search if the individual I seek is outside the U.K.

    Name:

    Email:

    Date:


      Section 7

      Card Payment



      WE CAN TAKE PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE

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