Resignation Letter Due to Relocation Example

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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, even after you've departed the company. And without question, you should not share any negative opinions  or feedback about the company in the letter.

When and How to Mention Relocation in a Resignation Letter

One exception to this rule about avoiding sharing personal information in a resignation letter is when you quit because you are relocating: In that circumstance, many employees choose to include that information in their resignation letter.

For one thing, it's important for your company to know to update your address. And, 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. 

Here's an example 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. As well, consider including your new address, or a good long-term permanent address for 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

Sending an Email Message

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.

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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