“Delaying in Joining” Apology Letter Template

In this letter structure, you must first provide your personal details and the designation that you have been chosen for in the company. Due to emergencies in the family or anywhere, you may not be joining on a particular date.

You must express it in an apologetic way. You must state that without giving prior notice, you are delaying joining. You should also state that you understand the difficulty you have caused to the company with the delay in joining. 

Letter Template: 1

Apology Letter for Delay in Joining

[Name of the sender]

[Designation of the respective person]

To,

[Name of addressee]

Subject: Apologize for delaying in joining

Respected sir/madam,

This letter is to inform you that I [mention your name] a new employee at [mention the name of the company or the organization] would like to apologize delaying in my joining. My family has got some emergency due to which I have to postpone my joining. I know this is so sudden and without any prior notice.

This was very urgent as my family was in need of me then, so I had to postpone my joining. [Give your own reason for taking an early leave in our own words]. 

I can understand this will bring some inconvenience to our work, I am genuinely sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you will consider my matter and apologize to me for this.

Lastly, please accept my apology for delaying in joining. I hope this will not affect my job much.

For further queries, you can reach me anytime at [mention phone number] or directly through an email [mention email address].

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

[Name of the sender]

Letter Template: 2

Apology Letter for Delay in Joining

Apologize for delay in joining

Name of sender]

[Designation of the respective person]

To,

[Name of addressee]

Subject: Apologize for delay in joining 

Respected sir/madam,

I [mention the name of the sender] working with [mention the name of the company] am writing this letter to ask for your apology for the mistake that I have committed. I really apologize sir/ma’am for delaying joining the office on [mention a date on which the sender was late to the office]. I know it was my fault and I also know that just because of my actions our company had to face the consequences and I am really sorry for that.

Actually when I was getting ready for the office, my [mention a reason why the sender got delayed in joining the office] and everything happened so fast it went out of my mind that I should have informed someone in the office that I will be late to work. But just because of my irresponsible behavior the company and the other employees had to face the consequences and I am really sorry for that. Due to this reason, I got late and couldn’t join the office on time. I am a very hardworking and focused person but just because of this situation I got delayed, I promise this won’t happen again. 

I eventually don’t make these types of mistakes but this time I didn’t know what to do. I hope after reading this letter you will understand my situation and you will forgive me. As I said before this is the last time this has happened and it won’t be happening again and even if something like this happens I will inform the office beforehand so that the company doesn’t have to face the consequences.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

[Name of the Sender]

Letter Template: 3

Apology Letter for Delay in Joining

[Name of sender]

[Designation of the respective person]

To,

[Name of addressee]

Subject: Apologize for delay in joining 

Respected sir/madam,

I [mention the name of the sender] currently appointed in [mention the name of the hiring company] as the [mention the name of the post of the sender] under the [mention the name of a department] department. I am writing this letter to apologize for my actions. I am really sorry sir/ma’am for delaying to join the office on [mention a date on which the sender was late to join the office]. I know just because of my irresponsibility our company had to face the consequences and I apologize for the same. 

Actually just before I was going to get ready for my office, my [mention the name of the sender’s wife or child] fell in the bathroom and I had to rush to the hospital and see if there was any serious damage. I promise it was not intentional at all and all the things happened so fast that I totally forgot to inform the office that I would be late. But just because of my casualty and irresponsibility the company had to face the consequences.

Just because of this reason I couldn’t reach the office on time and got delayed. I can assure you that I am a very hardworking and focused person but just because of this reason I got delayed. I promise this is the first and last time and I won’t repeat it again. 

I promise not to make these kinds of mistakes but this time it was totally out of my hands and there was no way I could undo it. I hope you will understand my situation and you will forgive me. As I said before this is the last time and even if something like this happens I promise to inform the office beforehand so that the company doesn’t have to face the consequences.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

[Name of the Sender]

Letter Template: 4

Apology Letter for Delay in Joining

[Name of sender]

[Designation of the respective person]

To,

[Name of addressee]

Subject: Apologies for Coming Late to Office

Respected sir/madam,

I am [mention the name of the sender] recently appointed by [mention the name of the company] as the [mention the name of the post of the sender] under [mention the name of a department] department and I am writing this letter to ask for your apology for my irresponsible action. I am really sorry sir/ma’am for getting delayed in joining the office on [mention a date on which the sender was late to join the office]. I agree that it was totally my fault. I know just because of my casualty our company had to face the problems and I am really sorry for that.

Actually when I was getting ready for the office, my [mention a reason why the sender got delayed to reach the office] and everything happened so fast it went out of my mind that I should have informed someone in the office that I will be late to join. But just because of my irresponsible behavior the company and the other employees had to face the consequences and I am really sorry for that. Due to this reason I couldn’t reach the office on time but I can assure you that I am a very hardworking and focused person but just because of my situation I got delayed to join and I promise this is the first and last time and I won’t repeat it again. 

As you know from my resume, I have been working with [mention the name of the company the sender previously used to work for] for such a long time that is from [mention the duration], I eventually don’t make these kinds of mistakes but this time it was totally out of my hands. I hope after reading this letter you will understand my situation and you will forgive me. As I said before this is the first and last time this has happened and it won’t happen again.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

[Name of the Sender]

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