Resignation letter due to family relocation (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to family relocation.

Resignation letter due to family relocation

A resignation letter due to family relocation is a very common type of letter since sometimes we have the need to relocate to be closer to a relative that has a difficult health condition, and we need to attend them or take care of them. In addition, sometimes there is no need of having a relative whose health has been compromised, but we just want to be closer to them because it makes us feel happy or less lonely. 

On some other occasions, it could happen that you live with relatives, and they lose their jobs, or they get relocated to another city.

In this case, you would have to think about going with them or staying in your current position.

In addition, you could also check if the current company you are working for has other branches in the city your family is relocating to. 

Here we present some examples of resignation letters due to family relocation. 

Sample 1


Dear [Name of recipient]

It is with regret that I am writing to notify you of my formal resignation from my role as [Job Title] at [company name], as I am relocating to [location] in the coming months.

As my contract requires that I give [x amount of time], my last day of work will be [Date].

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team at [company name], and appreciate wholeheartedly the opportunity to work with such fantastic colleagues over the past [Length of employment]. If there is anything I can do to assist with the transition or hiring process please do let me know.

Thank you again for all the opportunities for professional and personal development.


[Your name and signature]

Sample 2


Dear [Name of recipient]

Please consider this letter as formal notification of my resignation from XYZ Inc., effective March 15, 20XX. I will be relocating to Seattle, WA, in the spring in order 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 your transition to my replacement, please let me know.


[Your name and signature]

Sample 3


Dear [Name of recipient]

Thank you so much for offering me this job. I have enjoyed every bit of my time in this company. I have learned many lessons, and I believe I am a better employee than I joined this firm. However, unfortunately, I have to leave this firm. I am relocating with my family to Chicago and so being part of this firm, unfortunately, is not an option.

I am planning to report on 4TH Dec as the last day. During the two weeks that I shall be here, I promise to train my team members, update my files, and do any other responsibility you will request me to do. I desire that the company gets a smooth transition as I leave.

Feel free to engage me in any way for the two weeks and even after I have left. I have updated my details in my files. If there be an opportunity in Chicago, do not hesitate to offer me the chance. I appreciate you for the privileges that you have accorded me during my stay here.

Best wishes,

[Your name and signature]

Sample 4


Dear [Name of recipient] 

I feel I owe you a lot of gratitude for the season that I have worked with you. I have had a good time working with people who respect and understand me. I have gotten a pleasant experience. However, I feel I should be allowed to quit this firm following my Relocation to Chicago.

Allow me to work on 4th Dec 20XX as my last day. Before then, I am willing to work with you in giving the company a smooth transition. I am working on updating my files and also training my team members.

Feel free to contact me anytime regarding my department. If there happens to be an opening in Chicago, feel free to engage me. I also request that we keep a working relationship. I hope that you will get a better replacement for me.

Thank you,

[Your name and signature]”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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