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The missing persons helpline

What do we do?

Every year about 16.000 to 20.000 thousand persons are reported to the police as missing. About 80% of these are located within 48 hours. However, 700 to 800 missing persons remain missing for more than three weeks.
The effect of this on the lives of family and friends should not be underestimated. 
Do you have a missing person within your family or among your friends?  If so, you can contact the Missing Persons Help Line for:
  • Advice, information and emotional support during the disappearance.
  • Publishing a description of- or open letter to the missing person on our website;
  • Information about other organisations dealing with missing persons;
  • Advice on your contacts with the media and the police.

 

Contact
For all your questions or your need of support, call our toll-free telephone number
0800 - VERMIST / 0800 83 76 468
if calling in the Netherlands
 
+31 704455618
if calling from abroad.

available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

I want to...

  • report a missing person
    Mandatory fields are marked *
    You can fill in this form to report a family-member or a friend missing. Please answer all questions as accurately as possible.
    In case you have trouble filling in this form, please contact us at the following toll-free number: 0800 – 83 76 478 9 (when calling in The Netherlands) or NL +31 704455618 Call when calling from abroad. 
     
  • ask a question to the Missing Persons Helpline
    Mandatory fields are marked *
    Please fill in this form if you wish to ask us a question. Your question can either relate to a family member or friend who has gone missing, as to missing persons in general. If your question concerns a specific missing person, please answer the questions concerning this missing person as accurately as possible.
    In case you have trouble filling in this form, please contact us at the following toll-free number: 0800 – 83 76 478 9 (when calling in The Netherlands) or NL +31 704455618 when calling from abroad.
     
  • report having spotted a missing person 
    Mandatory fields are marked *
    If you believe you spotted a missing person, you can report this by filling in the form below. Please complete all questions as accurately as possible.
    In case you have trouble filling in the form, please contact us at the following toll-free number: 0800 – 83 76 478 (when calling in The Netherlands) or  NL +31 704455618 Call when calling from abroad. 
     
  • give a sign of life (meant for missing persons themselves)
    Mandatory fields are marked *
    If you happen to be a missing person yourself, and you wish to pass a message to your family, your spouse and/or your friends, you can do so by fillin in this form. The Missing Persons Helpline will never contact your family, spouse and/or friends without your consent. The same goes for informing the police.
    In case you have trouble filling in this form, please contact us at the following toll-free number: 0800 – 83 76 478 9 (when calling in The Netherlands) or NL +31 704455618 Call when calling from abroad.