It is not only minors and subordinates who often require permission. More often than not, you will require someone to confirm your rank and status in writing so you can be qualified for certain things—to enter into a legally binding contract, to apply for a job, to acquire (or spend) a certain amount of money, to act with the authority of someone else. An authorization letter is what you ask a representative to do all these things on your behalf. And sometimes it is up to you to draft such a letter.
To help you with this task, here are some free Letter Templates for just this type of document. These are some of the handiest examples available for free online, and you can use them as reference or guidelines.
Employment Authorization Letter Sample
Bank Authorization Letter Template
Payment Authorization Letter Template
Authorization Request Letter Template
Credit Card Authorization Letter Template
When Are Authorization Letters Needed?
You will often need to draft this document to authorize someone else—a partner or subordinate—to act on your behalf. These free samples address all of these specific situations among others:
- You will need to write a Bank Authorization Letter (template provided) to authorize a family member to open a bank account in your name.
- You will also need some form of authorization to allow your bank account to be charged for certain purchases you make using a credit card. (See Payment Authorization and Credit Card Authorization Letter Template.)
- A Medical Authorization Letter (template provided) can apply differently. If you have health insurance, the health care provider will often request an authorization from your insurance company to go ahead with medical services. In the sample provided, a medical authorization letter is used to authorize someone to act as guardian of a minor child and make decisions in case of an emergency and the child’s parents are unable to be reached.
- Similar to this, the Travel Authorization Letter will serve as proof that someone is allowed to go on a trip alone, without supervision.
There will also be various “authorized to collect” letters that allow someone to collect a document for you.
As you can see from these examples, an authorization letter is more a matter of writing a Legal Letter Template than a Marketing Letter Template, so you usually do not have to outline your reasoning for why you have chosen a person to be authorized. It only states that you do.
Medical Authorization Letter Template
Authorization Letter by Organization
Authorization Letter to Collect Certificate
If you are on the receiving end of an authorization letter, you might have to request (also in writing) for the document. Refer to the Authorization Request Letter Template on this list to get you started.
A different slant to requesting authorization occurs in situations where you yourself have to draft a letter and merely have it signed by an authority. In this case, you’ll want to find a good Notarized Letter Template.