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Contact information Contact person

E-mail: meklesana@redcross.lv

Phone: +371 26143344

Working hours: Monday-Thurday 9:00 – 17:00,

Friday 9:00 – 16:00

Customer acceptance by prior arrangement, phone: +371 +371 26143344

Address: Gaizina Street 7, Riga,

Social centre ”Gaizins”

Tracing Service Officer: Alīna Kaņepa

The ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work together around the world to locate people and put them back into contact with their relatives. This work includes looking for family membersrestoring contactreuniting families and seeking to clarify the fate of those who remain missing. This work is referred to as Restoring Family Links.

Latvian Red Cross Tracing Service is a part of Restoring Family Links. We work according RFL principles and working methods.

More about Restoring Family Links here: https://familylinks.icrc.org/en/Pages/home.aspx

The Tracing Service of the LatRC is available to everyone who wishes to:

  • find relatives lost during wartime or natural disasters;
  • find cemeteries or places of graves of relatives who died during war;
  • find relatives that live abroad or with whom contacts are suddenly lost (they no longer answer to letters, etc.);
  • send short letters to those who are in active war zones.

In order to start tracing you have to complete a tracing form.

You should complete tracing request and send it by e-mail to meklesana@redcross.lv or by mail to:

Latvian Red Cross

Tracing Service

Gaizina iela 7

Riga, Latvia LV-1050

Download Tracing request in PDF

Tracing Service Officer will evaluate whether the information that you have provided is sufficient enough to start tracing and whether the submitted tracing request corresponds to the tracing criteria set by the International Red Cross Committee.

Our service is free of charge and confidential. The data will be used only for the purpose of the tracing process.