How to Write Letter

Apology Letter for being Late

Have you been late to office or to a meeting anytime? You must have felt ashamed at that time. Many times you cannot make it to be on time because of some genuine reasons and other people misunderstand you because they don't know the reason behind it. You need to write an apology letter for being late in that case.

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There can be many instances when you may have to write apology letter for tardiness like:

  • Being late for meeting
  • Being late to office
  • Being late for paying bills
  • Being late in writing a reply to a letter
  • Being late for the party or ceremony
  • Being late for a form submission
  • Being late for submitting report etc

Let me give you some examples about how to write an apology letter for being late.

Let us assume that Samantha Grey is writing an apology letter for being late to her manager, Charlie Anderson:

Samantha Grey
Senior developer
New Wonder Pvt. Ltd.
New York
USA

12th January 2011

Charlie Anderson
Technical Leader
New Wonder Pvt. Ltd.
New York
USA

Dear Sir,

Please accept my sincere apology for being late for two hours today morning. I am sorry for inconvenience caused to you and my colleagues. I admit that I was wrong.

My 2 years old baby had severe stomach infection today morning, so I had to take her to hospital today morning urgently. This is the reason I forgot to inform in the office about being late. I understand that there cannot be any excuse for tardiness. I assure you that I will take care in future about it and would not commit such mistake again.

I hope you will forgive me this time and give me one more chance to prove my sincerity towards work.

Sincerely,
Samantha Grey

Now let us assume that Samantha is writing an apology letter for being late for a party at her friend Charlie's place:

Samantha Grey
White berry apartment
2nd Street NYC,
New York,
USA

12th January 2011

Charlie Anderson
22, Park Street,
New York
USA

Dear Charlie,

I am very sorry for being late for your birthday party the other day. You personally came to invite me for the party and I did not reach on time. It was my bad. I feel really bad about it.

On that day I was stuck in a meeting with our client in the office. I thought the meeting will be over till your party timing but the meeting got stretched. When I reached at your place the party was over. I know it was entirely my mistake.

I assure you that I will never repeat this mistake again. I know that our friendship is much above all this. I hope you will not let my silly mistake affect our friendship and forgive me.

Love,
Samantha

We gave samples for 2 instances above. Apology letters for being late for other instances can be similar to these letters. We wish you all the best for writing an apology letter for tardiness. Never be late because as William Shakespeare said "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

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