A letter of request could be for various reasons, for example it could be a request of change in a contract or agreement, request for an endorsement or a testimonial request for assistance, request for authorization, request to take an action, request of issuance of a letter, request for any information, about a product or a service, request for a favor. All these or any other situation demands a specific letter that will deal the requirement or the situation. No matter what is the demand of the situation, here are some of the points which will help to write any kind of letter of request. A letter of request is an official document and should be written in formal way.
First point is to consider and select who is the right person to ask for a favor or request. A letter of request is written in a style of business letter as it is a formal letter. The letter should have your name, position or title, address and contact information. The letter should address the recipient properly and clearly. You should give a proper time to the person who has been asked to write a letter of request. The start of the letter should be with a warm greeting, then you should introduce yourself properly, that who are you, your name, job, position and name of the organization. It will make it easy for the reader to understand who is asking for a letter of request.
You should clearly mention that what you are requesting for, and level of help you need, stay polite and to the point. Keep your letter simple and without any ambiguity. In some cases you might have to convince the recipient for the requested issue, so you should also keep this point in view. Overall tone of the latter should be convincing and polite, you should stay respectful. Before sending your letter you should proofread your letter, letter should be typed and brief. Leave your contact details so that it would be easier for the recipient to contact you when it is needed. Close your letter with a feeling of gratitude. You can also get help from the attached sample of letter of request with this template.