An elderly man missing in Invercargill has been gone for more than four hours.

Police have asked the public to report any sightings of the missing 88-year-old, who left his care home on Racecourse Rd at about 7.30pm.

The man is wearing a black jersey and fawn coloured trousers, and speaks with a Dutch accent.

If anyone has seen a man fitting this description, please contact the Police, either through Invercargill Central Police Station on 03 211 0400, or via 111.