Yellow Notices

Yellow notices are a valuable law enforcement tool that can increase the chances of a missing person being located, particularly if there is a possibility that the person might travel, or be taken, abroad.

What is the purpose of an INTERPOL Yellow Notice?

A Yellow Notice is a global alert to help locate missing persons, or to identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.

Who are the subjects of Yellow Notices?

Yellow Notices are published for victims of parental abductions, criminal abductions (kidnappings) or unexplained disappearances.

How is a Yellow Notice published?

  1. Police in one of our member countries request a Yellow Notice via their National Central Bureau and provide information on the case.
  2. The INTERPOL General Secretariat publishes the Notice.
  3. Police all around the world are alerted.

Why is the Yellow notice important?

  • It gives high, international visibility to cases
  • Abducted/missing persons are flagged to border officials, making travel difficult
  • Countries can request and share critical information linked to the investigation.

Can I look up a Yellow Notice?

While some of our Yellow Notices are restricted to law enforcement use only, many are available publicly. See public Yellow Notices.

How do I report someone as missing?

If you want to report someone as missing, please contact your local police authority who will get in touch with their INTERPOL National Central Bureau, if appropriate.

I think I have some information about a Yellow Notice

If you have any information that could help locate or identify the people listed as missing on this website, please contact your local police authority and the INTERPOL General Secretariat as soon as possible with details.


 Red Notices



 Yellow Notices


 INTERPOL–United Nations Security Council Special Notices
Individuals - Entities

Can you help?

Do you have information that could help locate a fugitive or missing person? If so, contact the police in your area who will notify INTERPOL.

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