Concentrating on your job while living away from your family is difficult and sometimes your family needs you while it may be facing problems. This is situation many young professionals find themselves in. Your work takes you places but also keeps you away from family. Often multinational organisations have an internal transfer policy to allow you to move to an office in the city of your choice.
The reason for requesting a transfer can be any of the following.
1. Your family is facing some problems such as prolonged illness in the family
2. You are getting married and want to settle in the city of your choice
3. Your spouse has got a new job in a different city and you wish to shift your location
4. You are simply not happy with the city you are living in or have become homesick
Its time you wrote your transfer request letter. Before writing the letter make sure you find out about your organisation’s transfer policies and would your transfer entail a change in job profile or change in teams.
Following is a sample template for Location Transfer request letter for personal reasons.
Date: 07 July, 2016
Subject: Request for Location Transfer
Hope you find this letter in good health.
I am writing to you to request a transfer to our Mumbai office after the completion of the ongoing phase of our project by the end of September. As you know I am planning to get married by the end of this year and my spouse and family are well settled in Mumbai. I wish to initiate my personal transfer as per the company policy which allows relocation upon marriage.
Since our team does not work out of the Mumbai office I understand that I will have to join the new project team in Mumbai. Please let me know to whom I should initiate the knowledge transfer sessions to take over my responsibilities.
It was a wonderful experience working with this team and I have cherished memories here. But it’s time to devote quality time to my family.
Kindly accept my transfer request and initiate my transfer formalities.
Thank you and wish you the very best. Please let me know if any official information is required from my end to initiate the transfer.
Also write a thank you letter to your manager on he/she approves the request. Have a look at some of the other business letters including application letters on this site.