How to find someone in Germany

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The Embassy cannot assist you in finding a person in Germany. However, the following information may help you when seeking a person in Germany on your own initiative.

You may be able to find the person through the telephone directory. If this is unsuccessful, you can contact the the tracing services listed below or employ the service of a private detective.

Family tracing services

Detective agencies

Bundesverband des Detektiv- und Ermittlungsgewerbes (Federal Association of the Detective and Investigation Industry)

Additional information

You can find more comprehensive information which may be helpful to you on the website of the German Missions in the United Kingdom.

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