Hardship Letter Examples

   Hardship Letter Foreign Language

{Your Name}
{Your Address}
{Your Phone #}


Dear {Representative Name}:

On {date} while traveling through {City, State, Country}, I was given a ticket for {monetary amount}. The ticket number is {number}.

I would like to humbly request that this fine be waived. I understand that I had the incorrect train ticket and was in the wrong sector, but I did not understand that at the time. I was traveling through {Country} on my way to {Country}, and I don't speak {language}. A friend of mine who is bilingual helped me buy the ticket, and I was under the (apparently false) assumption that I was strictly following the law.

I understand that despite my intentions, I still was in possession of the wrong train ticket as I headed to the airport. In an effort to own up to my mistake, I attempted to pay the fine with a check, as my bank suggested. That check was returned to me along with a letter in {language} that I cannot decipher.

If wiring the money is the only option, please consider waiving this fine. In order to wire you the money, I will have to pay an export fee that is nearly the same amount as the fine itself. I am so sorry that I made a mistake, but it was an honest mistake brought about by my insufficient {language}, travel fatigue, and the fact that I had no idea how to travel in {City}.

Thank you very much for your consideration. Please contact me at {contact information} at your convenience.

Thank you,

{Sender Name}

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