Are you looking for your relatives?
We can assist you in the search for your missing relatives if the following applies to you:
- You are currently in Germany.
- You were separated from your family and lost contact due to an armed conflict, a natural disaster or due to flight, expulsion or migration.
Are you looking for a relative but do not live in Germany?
Please contact the Tracing Service of the Red Cross/Red Crescent in the country where you are staying.
Have you suddenly lost contact with an elderly or sick family member abroad and are worried about them?
Sometimes the GRC Tracing Service can help in special situations by taking humanitarian measures, e.g. with a Health & Welfare Report. Please contact us and briefly describe the reason for your request and the point in time at which contact was broken off.
Do you require confirmation in Germany of imprisonment abroad?
If the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited you while you were being detained abroad, we can try to obtain written confirmation of this detention.
Do you lack the means necessary for forwarding important personal documents to relatives?
Legal and official documents (powers of attorney, contracts, marriage or divorce certificates, wills, etc.) can - if no other means are available - be sent to a family member abroad as an attachment to a Red Cross Message. Our scope of options depends on the individual case.