Find a Person

Find a Person

Choose from our wide range of search services below.

Need to locate someone? We are the UK's leading person & debtor tracing agent

98%
Success Rate
30+
Years Experience
No Trace
No Fee
5000+
Happy Customers

Find a Person

1
Trace a person from an address less than 10 years old
£45
+vat
2
Trace a person from unknown address or older than 10 years
£85
+vat
3
Doorstep Trace
£175
+vat

Trace a person in the UK - Vilcol Tracing Agents

If you need to find a person, it’s not always easy to know where to start. Perhaps you’re trying to track down an old friend, find a lost relative or sibling, or search for a biological parent. Or maybe you need to find a person by name for probate or other legal procedure like settling a debt or tracing a tenant who's disappeared.

Even today, with the availability of the internet and social media, it can be a time-consuming, frustrating and expensive process trying to track someone down.

If you’re trying to find a person by yourself, you’ll also face a general lack of information, dead-ends, restricted records of dates of birth and phone numbers and no access to professional people tracing tools like those we use.

Let Vilcol help ease the burden and help you trace someone

We’re one of the UK’s leaders in how to trace a person, be they a long-lost friend or relative, a former flame or someone who owes you or your company money. 

We can also facilitate the debt recovery process, serve legal notices like court orders and conduct private investigations. We also offer tenant tracing services and can trace people abroad if that is required.

Our people tracing service has been operating for more than 30 years. We know our stuff. We get results.

This page is to instruct us. If you click on "Start Here" and fill in the form it will be treated as an instruction. If you have a general query please either email customercare@vilcol.com or call us on 020 8390 9988.

How to trace someone in the UK

Find a relative, friend, associate or someone that owes you money – 98% success rate

After being instructed to find a person, we assign one of our award winning, experienced in-house investigators. They carry out enquiries and follow leads based on the information supplied by you and any other data that may have been gained.

Our expertise can help you:

If you need to find a person who owes you money then you should start your search via our find a debtor page here.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all our work meets the most exacting standards in the industry.

Vilcol’s access to numerous databases combined with our investigative experience has given us an unparalleled rate of success. When tracking people down we have an enviable 98% success rate.

How we trace a person 

Finding a person often involves time and investigation.

Depending on the information you have and the level of service you require, we can usually find a person quickly and efficiently by using a range of resources that are not generally available to everyone.

Obviously, the more facts you have about the missing person when you instruct us, the easier our job is. We always ensure we are meticulous and discreet while making enquiries.

Whichever of our services you choose to find a person (full list below), we will send a report with all the data that we have collected on your behalf. Besides sourcing and confirming the address of the person you want to locate, we can often provide other contact details like phone numbers and email addresses.

Instructing Vilcol to find a person or trace a tenant is as easy as A,B,C and can be a highly effective and time-saving solution.

Fees: -

(1) Trace a person from an address less than 10 years old - £45.00 + VAT

(2) Trace a person from an unknown address or older than 10 years - £85.00 + VAT

(3) Doorstep Trace £175.00 + VAT

 


Detailed No Trace Report: - £45

In some instances of Divorce and Probate enquiries, courts request a comprehensive report of our actions which resulted in a No Trace report being supplied.

Though Vilcol strive to invoice on a success only basis in this instance a fee of £45.00 + VAT will be levied for the time it takes to prepare the comprehensive court document.

Please select the service you require from the options below, and click “START HERE” to provide us with your information.

 


Trace a Person – No Trace no Fee - £45

Vilcol will assign your instruction to one of our award winning experienced in-house investigators. They will carry out various enquiries and follow leads based on the information supplied by you and as a result of any other information gained.

  • This is a manual investigation service for all matters.
  • It can be utilised to locate long lost family and friends, probate, matrimonial matters etc.
  • Average response time is 5 to 10 working days.
  • We can do it faster if you want but that will cost more.
  • If you want a faster service when instructing us please either tick same day, 24 hour or 48 hours.
  • Please note that you can also instruct us on this service if you cannot provide a last known address please see point 2 under fees.
  • Our report will be emailed to you when we receive payment.
  • All successful Traces have a free 30 day Re-Trace policy.
  • Re-Trace Policy: Vilcol will re-check free of charge any information supplied by us if the request is received in writing within 30 days of the date of our report.
  • If you require an extra level of confirmation, we recommend that you instruct us to conduct a Doorstep Trace as described below.

START HERE


Doorstep Person Trace - £175

Vilcol will assign your instruction to our award winning team of agents They will carry out various enquiries and follow leads based on the information supplied by you and as a result of any other information gained.

  • This is a manual investigation service utilising all in-house resources plus an external agent attending to confirm residency
  • They will carry out various enquiries based on the information supplied by you and as a result of any other information gained.
  • Average response time is 10 to 20 working days.
  • If you also require photograph/video evidence further fees will apply depending on your requirements. · Contact contact us if you require a quote for photograph/video evidence
  • Our fee is all inclusive.
  • You will not be charged for mileage, refreshments or any other costs.
  • Our report will be emailed to you when we receive payment.

START HERE

 

How to find someone in the UK

 

Why use Vilcol to track someone down?

If you want to find a missing person, Vilcol are your go-to trusted specialists.

We have more than 30+ years’ experience and a 98% success rate plus we offer a no trace/no fee guarantee on almost all our services.

We use sophisticated information gathering techniques and draw on a network of skilled and dependable people tracing specialists throughout the country.

We’ll get you the results you want while adhering to all relevant legislation. Furthermore, we provide a speedy delivery – one you can start in just five minutes!

What our customers say

Solicitor

Thank you very much indeed for this report and for your prompt delivery.
I must say I am incredibly impressed with your service and will most definitely be using it again.
You definitely deserve a well earned drink this evening for that result!
My client is so chuffed as it means not having to push back court proceedings (which they have had to do before) as we can send the paperwork there so you have saved them a great deal of time and money which is fantastic!

Thanks again

Find out more about financial enquiries.

Customer Service Recommendation

Hi,

Just a quickie to thank you for all your help and advice in the initial stages of this below case, over a year ago... I was so despondent initially, but you invited me to call, talked me through the necessary steps and recommended the transferring of it to the High Court etc
I have today received notification that they finally tracked her down and that her dad finally paid the debt which has now been transferred into my account, so all's well that ends well.
Many many thanks once again to yourself and your team and I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know who needs similar help.

Find out more about Vilcol debt collection.

National Audit Office

The National Audit Office - NAO - sought to ascertain whether it was possible to trace current addresses for migrants that the UK Border Agency were unable to locate. Hence to ascertain whether there are more cost- effective methods the Agency could be using to trace overstayers and absconders & selected Vilcol.com for this exercise.

Find out more about our international tracing services.

Client Account Manager

"We have had a number of these reports from Vilcol.com.
As a commercial credit management agency we have found the reports extremely useful when deciding how to progress some of our more difficult cases, as any positive information we can find can assist us with our overall collections"

FInd out more about credit control services.

JB

"We have been using Vilcol for 3 years now and I have to say they are one of the best tracing agencies in this sector. Quick, efficient, accurate and detailed information.

Any problems are being resolved effectively, always contactable, I would have no problem in recommending their services. Keep up the good work"

Law Society Council member representing women

"I needed to find a debtor who had supposedly moved abroad. Within 2 hours he was found living in Chiswick W4. I successfully reclaimed the debt for my client who was delighted and impressed"

Find out more about our debt collection services.

National Audit Office

The National Audit Office - NAO - sought to ascertain whether it was possible to trace current addresses for migrants that the UK Border Agency were unable to locate. Hence to ascertain whether there are more cost- effective methods the Agency could be using to trace overstayers and absconders & selected Vilcol.com for this exercise.

Tracing Services Offered by Vilcol

Over the years Vilcol has adopted an agile business philosophy, allowing us to grow and adapt to our client’s needs. Today we offer a full range of services to help find debtors and collect outstanding funds.

Looking to trace a person but don’t know where to start? With access to numerous databases, combined with investigative experience, Vilcol offers unparalleled rates of success. Besides sourcing and confirming the address of individuals we can also often provide other contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses.

Vilcol offer one of the most superior debt recovery services in the UK. Using the very latest technology, all work is carried out in a legal and ethical manner, in accordance with all current legislation.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Vilcol are highly experienced with financial enquiries including the production of credit check and pre and post litigation reports. A range of options exist, depending on the depth and breadth of the information sought. Just a small fraction of the data we can normally source include verified contact details, current and past employment and directorships, together with property ownership.

Concerned about outstanding business debtors? Vilcol offers a range of credit control services to collect outstanding invoices and inject cash into your company. All work is carried out in a professional and business-like manner, ensuring the very best financial and reputational outcome for your company.

Are you seeking a private investigator? Vilcol is a team of effective, reliable and professional private detectives that can help you with a variety of investigation services including matrimonial, insurance claims, accident investigations and even tenant reference checks.

How to Recover Debt

  • Easy advice
  • Steps to take
  • Maximise recovery
  • Lower costs

How to Discover assets

  • Employer details
  • Income sources
  • Buy to let
  • Homeowner

How to Find a Person

  • No win no fee
  • Registered agency
  • High success
  • Instruct online