Register your overseas travel and/or residential details here.
Locating missing persons overseas is primarily a police matter. If you have concerns about a New Zealander missing overseas, you should first contact your local New Zealand Police station.
Consular staff overseas may be able to assist if:
Consular staff cannot help in cases that involve:
The missing person has a right to privacy. If we locate a missing person, we may not be able to pass on their whereabouts. It would be up to that person to make contact with the enquirer if they wished.
Locating missing persons in New Zealand
If you have an enquiry about a person you believe is missing in New Zealand, you should contact your local New Zealand Police station.
Agencies that can assist to locate missing persons (overseas or in New Zealand)
The following agencies provide help in tracing missing New Zealanders:
Family Tracing Service
PO Box 6015 Wellington
Phone +64 4 382 0710
Fax +64 4 802 6257
(a fee is payable)
Restoring Family Links
New Zealand Red Cross
PO Box 12-140
Phone +64 4 471 8250
Fax +64 4 471 8251
(Specialises in making contact with missing persons in conflict zones)
Page last updated: Tuesday, 05 March 2013, 11:41 NZDT