Transfer Request letter is a written request for a change of location, a change of department, organisation, or institution. For most of our lives we may have lived, studied and worked in one place and the very next day circumstances may compel us to move to another. These circumstances may be positive, like a promotion, a happy family occasion like a marriage, moving into a better home etc. Or it could be negative, like a sickness or a family emergency. Or it could just be that we may want a change from the monotony of our present life. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself needing to relocate from one field of work to another, from one institution to another or from one location to another, you need to write a letter to request for a transfer. A transfer request letter is the first step to initiate the process of change or a transfer. There are several situations where one would need a transfer letter.
A student unhappy with his/her current course and wanting to shift to a different stream can write a transfer letter to the college or school to make his/her request. When a student has to shift from one state to another or from one board of education to another, a request for transfer letter will have to be written. While writing a transfer letter for a school or college, be sure to mention clearly the reason for transfer and also request all updated academic records for future reference.
If an employee is working for a multinational company, with offices in different parts of the country, or world for that matter, he/she can write a request for transfer from one location to another for better professional prospects. Also if an individual feels he/she will be more productive in another department, within the same office, he can present a letter and request for a transfer from one department to another. Sometimes if two companies have strong business relations with each other, employers can issue employee transfer letters from one company to another.
When requesting for a transfer, remember to state the reason for a transfer with absolute clarity. In the letter, it would also help to reassure your employer of your unwavering commitment to the company and your willingness to take up any responsibility requested of you in the new location. While writing a transfer request letter it is also important to clarify whether there will be any change in your job description, salary, benefits or incentives.