I kindly request to apply in your company.

Is the usage of "kindly" correct here? I am writing a message to a company I am applying for.

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    request is a transitive verb requiring an object here. Whom are you requesting?
    – Maulik V
    Apr 9, 2018 at 4:47
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    In my perspective, "kindly" is often used when you ask someone to (give something to you / do something for you) while you want to be polite about it. For example, you sent a registration form to the company and then the company needs you to send other document as well. They might say "Please kindly send us your [other document]."
    – holydragon
    Apr 9, 2018 at 7:00
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    To this US English speaker, no, it is not correct. We use kindly when talking about doing a favor for someone, or talking about doing something kind. You are not doing the company a favor by requesting something, so "kindly" is inappropriate.
    – stangdon
    Apr 9, 2018 at 15:07
  • Try using "humbly" instead of "kindly." Also, you could be more specific by saying "I would like to apply for employment within your company." Apr 13, 2018 at 3:48
  • @user8577930 As an American, your phrase seems verbose. What else would one apply for in a company? I'd go with "I would like to apply for the position of $position at $company_name." Apr 20, 2018 at 13:20

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'Kindly' means in a kind manner. That would imply that your are being 'kind' to them with your request - that you are doing them a favour by applying. As user8577930 says, 'humbly' is a much better word.

You might also consider that "request to apply" marks you out as a non-native English speaker. "Request to apply" means that you are asking them if you can apply. Assuming that you are sending a resume, then you are in fact applying, and there is no need to ask for permission. Also you apply 'to' a company not 'in' it.

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