Letter of authorization

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How to write a letter of authorization on behalf? (Tips, tricks, sample). Download this sample letter of authorization giving permission now and right away
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Suppose you need to arrange some payments or collect important documents, but you are not available to do it yourself in person. In this case, you can choose to assign the task for performing actions to someone whom you trust, like a family member or a colleague. An authorization letter is a letter in which you officially assign someone else responsible for such a task. This letter includes the permission of making some other person liable for doing your actions for a certain amount of time. The person responsible for the assigned duties must keep this authorization letter with him while performing the assigned duty.

How to write a letter of authorization on behalf? (Tips, tricks, sample)

Below are mentioned some important points which you can follow while writing an authorization letter. Follow these points to produce the best authorization letter:

  • Keep the letter precise and short: try to keep your compact and precise. Because the longer the letter, the more it will contain information. The more the information the more meanings can be interpreted from those long paragraphs. That is why it is always advised to write a short and precise authorization letter. In this way, you can avoid misconceptions that could result in a detailed letter.
  • Specify the duties of the responsible person: In writing an authorization letter, make sure you write about very specific and unambiguous duties which you are going to grant to another person. You always should prefer writing the duties in the first paragraph of the authorization letter. no matter what your letter is about, either it is some bank-related work, or granting another person to sell a precious thing of yours. You always must write in a specific manner about the level of authority you are giving to another person.
  • Provide time duration/dates of authorization: Always remember to write about the duration of authorization of your grant to another person. Write about the start and end date of this authorization. In this way, a lot of issues and misconceptions can be avoided.
  • Provide proper reason for authorization: In writing such a letter, you must provide specific reasons for authorization. A properly detailed explanation is always preferred to avoid any sort of ambiguities. The reason can be different like if you are ill if you are abroad and there can be many more.
  • Write if there are some sort of restrictions: There can be some conditions or certain areas about which you do not want to provide authorization to the person. You may want to be cautious and write about these areas where you do not grant permission to the person who you are authorizing.
  • End the letter with a proper conclusion: Here you need to end the letter with proper formal words. Make a conclusion with proper wording like “Yours sincerely”. Make sure to leave some space at the end of your signature. You can add the signature printing the letter or maybe scan your signature and insert them in the document.

Samples of Letter of Authorization:

Check out our sample letter of authorization which you can use after a few modifications.

Dear Sir/Madam {{Name}},

I, {{your name}}, hereby authorize {{authorized person name}} to act on my behalf in transactions related to my bank account number {{bank account number}} with {{Bank Name}} including {{withdrawals, deposits, loan settlements, etc.…}} but excluding {{fixed deposits, etc.…}} starting from {{start date}} till {{end date or empty}}.

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