Resignation Letter Due to Relocation Examples

Letter Samples for When You're Moving and Need to Resign

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In general, there is no requirement for you to share details about why you are leaving a job in your resignation letter. In fact, being discrete is advantageous — there's no reason for your employer to have personal circumstances on file, especially after you've departed the company. One exception to this rule is when you quit because you are relocating: In that instance, many employees choose to include that information in their resignation letter.

Why and How to Mention Relocation in a Resignation Letter

First, it's important for your company to know to update your address. Second, leaving a job because of a relocation feels very neutral — you're not leaving for more money, a better opportunity, or because you don't like the company. It's simply a logistical decision, and not a reflection on the company or your position there.

Without question, you should not share any negative opinions or feedback about the company, but letting the management know that you are leaving due to circumstances beyond their control can leave the door open for the future. In addition, having the fact in your employee file that you left the company due to relocation will give a good explanation to any future prospective employers checking your employment records.

Here are examples of a resignation letter to use when you're relocating. As with any resignation letter, the most important details to include are your last day with the company, and the fact that you are departing.

You should also include your new address, or a good long-term permanent address where the company can send any correspondence.

Resignation Letter Example - Relocation

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms.

Last Name:

The purpose of this resignation letter is to inform you that I will be leaving my position with ABC Company effective October 1. I will be relocating to the New York City area in the near future.

I have appreciated both being part of the ABC team and the opportunities that have been provided to me during the last several years.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance during the transition. You can reach me at the above address if you have any questions or need any further information.


Your Signature  (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Email Resignation Example - Relocation

If you’re emailing your letter, here's how to send your email message including what to include, proofing, double checking that you have all the information you need, and sending a test message.

Subject: Firstname Lastname - Resignation

Dear Ms./Mr. Supervisor,

Please consider this letter as notification of my resignation from XYZ Inc., effective March 15, 20XX. I will be relocating to Seattle WA in the spring to be closer to my family.

Any written correspondence can be mailed to me in care of Name, 234 Main St. Seattle WA 98101, until further notice.

Thank you for all the opportunities and experiences I have gained while at XYZ.

I have enjoyed being a part of the marketing team, and wish you all the best. If there is anything I can do to help with the transition, please let me know.


Firstname Lastname

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