Missing person? Now what? Follow our steps
Sarea: initiated by the police, together with civilians.

We give advice on what to do when a loved one goes missing. This way you know where to start and we try to provide a piece of guidance and peace of mind in the first, often hectic, moments of a missing person.

The five steps

Have you lost someone for a while? Or do you suspect someone is missing? Sarea advises in 5 clear steps what you can do if you find yourself in this situation. The video to the right explains these steps.


There are a number of tools you can use when searching for a missing person. See the overview of these tools here. The tools are linked to the roadmap.

Missing abroad

Do you suspect someone is missing abroad? Or are you yourself abroad and a fellow traveler goes missing? Probably you are overwhelmed and don’t know what to do. This page tells you who to turn to for the right support.

Preventing loss

Sometimes you can take some measures ahead of time to reduce the chances of going missing. Read tips from Sarea and her collaborative partners here.


There are several organizations that can play a role during and after a missing persons case. On this page you will find an overview of these organizations and read in brief what they do.

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