Missing persons


If someone close to you is missing, you should report it to the police as soon as you know they are missing.

Remember: You do NOT need to wait for 24 hours.

To notify the police prior to completing this form, click HERE

You can also contact the Bureau for Missing Persons to report a missing person or go to your nearest police station as soon as you know someone has gone missing. 

Please consider the following before completing this missing person form.

The South African website is only able to publish missing persons reports if all the information within this form is clear and accurate

– You must inform the missing person’s family prior to completing this form to ensure they are aware the media are involved

– Do not start completing this form until you have a good quality image of the missing person

– Please note that this report may be distributed across our social media and email channels

– Stick to the facts, keep your information clear and concise

– Read further guidance HERE on other things you can do in the search for your loved one