IMPORTANT NOTE: Relocation of the Tracing Service Hamburg Office

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ملاحظة هامة: نقل مكتب هامبورغ لخدمات البحث عن المفقودين

ملاحظة هامة
ستجد هنا وصفًا لكيفية الوصول إلى الموقع الجديد لخدمة البحث عن المفقودين التابعة للصليب الأحمر الألماني في هامبورغ.

Trace the Face -
Photo-based online tracing Family Links Poster
Trace the Face -
also on Facebook 
Link to the international Tracing Service Network Family Links Network

GRC Tracing Service in your area:


The GRC Tracing Service advises and supports refugees living in Germany on all issues relating to family reunification. If contact with the family members has been lost, the GRC Tracing Service can help with tracing family members all over the world. In doing so it works closely with the Restoring Family Links (RFL) network of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The services of the GRC Tracing Services are provided free of charge and with strict regard for confidentiality.

Legal basis

Family reunification in Germany is carried out under a strict legal framework. It is often difficult to prove that the legal requirements are in place or that a hardship case exists.

The GRC Tracing Service advises and supports recognised refugees in particular with the process of moving family members that is handled by the diplomatic missions of Germany and the aliens departments responsible. It works closely with the RFL network of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and has good contacts with other regional and international organisations, such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


Employees at the Hamburg office of the GRC Tracing Service specialise in questions relating to family reunification for refugees.

GRC Head Office
Tracing Service Hamburg Office/Family Reunification
Meiendorfer Straße 205
22145 Hamburg

Ms Sieglinde Duderstadt
Telephone: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -176
Ms Inge Filipski
Telephone: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -221
Ms Birgit Giese
Telephone: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -202

Fax: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -249

Appointments can only be arranged over the phone.


Information regarding international tracing and family reunification for refugees is available in 10 languages. These publications can also be ordered from us.

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