Tips for writing an application letter for leave of absence

Learn how to write application letter for leave of absence from office with the below tips.

Letter of Leave of absence is an application written when you’re about taking a leave from work. Leave of absence can be different forms which may include;

  • Causal leave
  • Annual leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Study leave
  • Travel leaves
  • Sabbatical leave
  • 2, 4, 7 days leave etc.

Whichever form of leave of absence you’re taking, the format for writing the application letter always follows the same style. Let’s take a look at some helpful tips for writing application for leave of absence

Helpful Tips for writing application for leave of absence

  1. ADDRESS – your address and employer’s address must be written properly.
Example, Your address;  Plot 113 Aminu Crescent,
                        Garaki, 
                        Abuja.

                       20th January,2019.

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Your employer’s address

 The Manager

Apex Investment Nigeria Limited

P. M. B 1083, Apapa

Lagos State
  1. Salutation – Dear (Sir/Ma)
  2. Title of the application – RE: LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  3. Body of the Letter – In the body of the leave letter, state the date you will be leaving and your return date. You can equally include a reference to what you will be doing while you are away; if you like be sure to mention what steps you have taken to ensure that your work-related duties will be covered in your absence. If other workers will be taking over your duties, mention them by name and send them a copy of your leave of absence letter as well.

Sample Application Letter Format for Leave of Absence

This letter will confirm that I will be away from the office of a leave of absence starting on (date) to (date) during this, I will be (state what you will be doing during your time away from work-volunteering for a certain organization, on maternity leave using the time to recover from surgery  or illness, serving in the military on a sabbatical, etc)

In my absence, my file/client/duties will be undertaken or assigned to (name of individuals or department, also state how you can be contacted during your absence by phone or e-mail). I understand that during this time, I will continue to responsible for the employee portion of my health benefit.

Yours sincerely,

Your name and date.

Your phone number(s)

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Follow the above application format to write your own Application for Leave of Absence. All you need to do is copy and edit the wisely.

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