If you would like Long Lost Family to help with your search please complete an application below. 

Thank you for your interest in our ITV programme about family separation and reunion. The programme will follow the stories of people who have, for one reason or another, experienced long term separation from members of their family and are seeking to be reunited with them.

The programme hopes to help people who are struggling to find enough information to move closer to a reunion. The programme will aim to track down lost relatives and follow the stories from the search through to the reunion.


Your application is confidential. Your personal information will be retained by us and by submitting a completed form you agree that we may share your information with relevant parties in connection with the production and broadcast of the programme. We will only use your personal information for purposes connected with the programme and your personal information will not be passed onto any other third party other than relevant parties in connection with the programme. Your personal information will be kept securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and our privacy policy. Any information you submit to us in this application will be destroyed once the above purpose is complete and no more than 3 years from receipt.

  • You must be aged 21 years or older at the time of your application to take part in this programme.
  • You must be a permanent legal resident currently living in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
  • Submission of a completed form does not mean we will film your story for the programme or that will be able to trace your relative.
  • Please ensure you complete all of the required fields below. The more you tell us, the more we may be able to help you.
  • Before completing your form, please consider whether you will be able to commit to the filming process.

Long Lost Family can only search for family members. 

If you are a resident of the U.S.A. please apply to the U.S. version of the show here

Additional information: For advice about organisations and resources which may help in your search, please go to: www.walltowall.co.uk/helpfulinfo.aspx 

If you have any problems with the online submission, please email: LongLostFamily@walltowall.co.uk 

Please note that any costs associated with searches to locate lost relatives (which the producer may elect but does not undertake to perform) shall be borne solely by the producer. We will never contact you requesting money or disclosure of banking or payment information. If you ever receive a call or any other communication from someone who claims to represent the programme and you are unsure, please email LongLostFamily@walltowall.co.uk 

For further information, please see our privacy policy

First Name:   
Your Age:   
Phone Number: (which you are happy for us to contact you on, home and mobile)   
Name of person you are trying to find?   
Approximate Age (if known):
Relationship to you of the person you are trying to find?
Birth Name of the person you are trying to find?
What were the circumstances of your separation?   
When - if ever - did you last have contact with them?   
Why do you want to meet with them?   
How long have you been looking for them?   
What have you done in your search so far and what information (if any) have you already gathered?   
Describe what it would mean to you to be reunited with this person?   
Have you appeared on TV before (if so, please give details)?   
Have you ever applied to previous series of Long Lost Family? Yes 
Do you have any other comments?
Where did you see the advert/hear about the programme?