Examples of personal data forms include files that are in a word-processing format, a PDF file that can be accessed in Adobe Reader, or fill-in spreadsheet formats that require users to enter their names, address and contact information. Personal data forms also request email addresses, telephone numbers, age and birthdate.

Personal data forms for medical offices often request information about the patient's medical history, previous surgeries, existing conditions and former physicians. General examples of personal data forms seek information about a person's education, work experience, community activities, hobbies, and family data such as names of parents and siblings. A personal data form may also request a list of references with contact information.