Formal Request Letter, Sample & Format

Formal Request LetterA Formal Request letter is written in a formal format when making a request to the management for its assistance. When the request is written formally, it is more professional and tends to a better consideration to his application than an informal request. The contents are to be courteous and precise for an easy read.


James D. Barton

4279 Boundary Street
Jacksonville, FL 32211

September 21, 2010.


Mr. Joshua Williams


Chartered Accounting Services

1165 Park Lane Street
NG20 4OQ

Dear Sir,

Re: Formal Request for Time Off

I, James Barton, Junior Accountant from Commercial Department at Chartered Accounting Services, would like to make a formal request for some time off during work hours. The reason for my request is that I am considering an upgrade to my qualification to serve the company in a greater capacity and the Professional Accounting course that I am considering has one class on Friday from 5-8pm.

I am seeking your approval to allow me to go off at 4.30pm on Fridays for three months, commencing October 15, 2010. I am willing to put back the ½ hour on another day.

Your prompt and favorable response to my request will be appreciated as I would need to confirm my attendance to the course by September 30, 2010. Thank you for your kind consideration on my request.

Yours faithfully,

James Barton

Junior Accountant


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