International Trace Services
Are you trying to find someone in another country and facing a frustrating time?
Overseas tracing can be an exasperating experience for people in the UK who are attempting to find someone internationally.
Vilcol provides a fast, efficient and compliant method of finding someone abroad who you need to reconnect with.
We are one of the UK’s leading tracing agents with expertise in international people tracing, debtor tracing, debt recovery, process serving (handing over a legal notice or court order), employment tracing, probate searches and private investigations. If you need to trace a person for any reason, Vilcol can help.
Tracing someone overseas
Trying to find someone overseas can be more difficult as there are many factors to consider. The processes and legalities may be a bit different from normal, let alone potential language barriers.
It also depends if the person has always lived in the country or if they have just recently moved there. However, we have a great deal of experience of tracing people internationally with over 40 partner offices around the world.
Whether you are looking for someone in Europe or Asia, we have the expertise, and depending on what information you have, we can help you find them.
How we help you find someone in another country
Vilcol can help trace people like family members, long lost relatives and friends. Or it may be a witness or debtor you are trying to trace. We also work with companies who need to find international shareholders who are overseas. We also work with companies who require international searches for commercial reasons.
Vilcol have conducted successful searches in every continent.
Vilcol are trusted and reliable international people tracing experts with more than 40 years’ experience.
We draw on extensive resources so that wherever you need to track someone overseas, we can help. To find out more about our tracing services, get in contact.
How our overseas tracing service works
Say, for example, you asked us to trace someone in Australia. Our first step would be to ask what methods of international search you have carried out already.
Usually people who approach us will have some sort of data on the person they want to find – a date-of-birth, name, previous name, job details, phone number or a last known address. They may already have looked on Facebook, LinkedIn or a mobile phone app like Signal, Whatsapp or Telegram.
However, sometimes people instruct us to find someone abroad without any information at all. In these cases we would assign the case to one of our award-winning, experienced in-house investigators to research your subject.
Our agents would then conduct a thorough enquiry using the relevant methods in that specific locality. On your behalf they would carry out enquiries and follow leads based on the information supplied by you and as a result of any other information gained along the way.
We charge for this service if our United Kingdom sources confirm the subject’s address. All successful traces have a free 30 day re-trace policy.
Trace fee - A retainer of £75.00 will be required. If we are successful with our UK enquiries a further fee of £100.00 is due. Our report will be emailed to you when we receive payment. Fees not inclusive of VAT.
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.
International trace service FAQs
Q: How much does it cost to find someone overseas?
The fee for this service is £175.00. A retainer of £75.00 will be required. If we are successful with our UK enquiries a further fee of £100.00 is due. Our report will be emailed to you when we receive payment.
Q: How can you find a missing person in the USA?
A: We have over 40 partner offices around the world all with a wealth of experience in tracing people. So, if you’re looking to trace someone in the USA, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Thailand or any other country, we have the expertise to help.
Q: Is it guaranteed you’ll be able to find someone overseas?
A: We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to trace someone in all cases and trying to find someone overseas can be a lot more difficult than conducting a UK search.
Therefore we operate on a success only basis for finding someone internationally. Vilcol has access to valuable resources that significantly increase the chances of a successful trace. To find out more about our tracing services, get in contact.
Q: What information is required with international people tracing?
A: While we always ask for as much information as you can provide, we realise your information can be scant or quite old.
The ideal search of someone overseas would include name, date of birth and place of birth. If you have details of their mobile phone number, email address or social media account then even better. The more information that you have the better the chances of we have of locating the subject.
We regularly only get given the last known address and often even this is unavailable. So please don’t let lack of data put you off.
We have a number of sophisticated tools and techniques we can utilise to help us trace people internationally in cases where there is hardly any information to go on.