Apology Letter for Late Submission of Documents

Timely submission of documents and assignments is extremely important in every organization or institution. This is one of the attributes that a company will use when evaluating the performance of their employees. The same happens to student, assignment delay can lead to a cancellation or a poor score at the end of the term. In most cases, there are genuine reasons that cause the delay, but that does not make it right.

If you have not submitted your project on time, you should write an apology letter to your boss or teacher. It will not only give you a second chance but will also explain why you did not submit the work on time. Reading a sample apology letter will save you time and help you know how to write a convincing one. Here is one that you can modify according to the situation.

Apology Letter to the Principal for Late Submission of an Assignment

When writing this letter, express yourself in a formal way using kind words and promise to submit the work as soon as possible.

To,

The Principal,

Xyz School,

City

Date,

 

Subject

Respected Sir/Ma’am,

I, ABC (your full name), am a student of your school in class (say). I am writing this to apologize for late submission of my assignment because I had an emergency at home. We had to take one of our family members to the hospital and it affected my ability to complete the project on time.

Kindly forgive me, this will never happen again. Currently, I am working on the project and will submit in less than 24 hours.

Thank you.

Yours Faithfully,

(Sign)

ABC

(Your class)

Apology Letter for Delay in Submitting Business Documents

When writing this letter, admit that you caused inconvenience; apologize, show concern and correction.

(Your name)

(Company name)

(Street address) (City, ST ZIP Code)

 

Date,

 

(Recipient’s name)

(Title)

(Company name)

(Street Address) (City, ST, ZIP Code)

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

I was supposed to submit some business documents about (write the subject) by (date and exact time. I am writing this to express my sincere apology for the late submission. I was ready to submit when I realized the project’s synopsis was missing.

It was a mistake on my side, but I did not want to submit incomplete work. I assure you this will not happen again in future. I also hope it’s not too late to submit the documents and that you will accept my apologies.

Sincerely,

(Your name)

(Title)

Apology Letter for Late Submission of Application

This letter is written to a firm when you still need something from them but the application deadline is over, so you must be polite and apologetic to convince them that you need to be considered.

(Your name)

(Company name)

(Street address) (City, ST ZIP Code)

 

Date,

 

(Recipient’s name)

(Title)

(Company name)

(Street Address) (City, ST, ZIP Code)

Dear Sir/Madam

Please accept my apologies for my extremely late application. I had unforeseen events of a road crash that left me in the hospital for several weeks. This contributed a lot in delaying my submission despite having prepared the application letter in time.

I am sincerely sorry and request you to assess this application without considering my lateness. It shall not happen again, that’s a promise.

Kindly pardon me.

Yours sincere,

(Signature)

(Name)

Elements of a good apology letter for late submission of documents

  • Show that you regret sincerely due to your mistakes.
  • Promise not to repeat the mistake.
  • Chose words wisely; they should be polite and kind.
  • Write the apology letter as soon as possible.
  • Use salutation at the beginning of the letter and end it the same.
  • Give good reasons when explaining yourself.

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