If you are the proud bearer of a Lord title, you may like to include this reference on your personal documents and official forms of identity, and in a number of countries, it is possible to use the title of Lord on your driving license, subject to certain criteria and official checks.  

How to Use Your Lord Title on Your Driving License

Regulations may vary from country to country, so you’ll need to find out which department is responsible for issuing driving licenses in the country where you live.

For example, in the UK, driving licenses are administered by the DVLA (Driving & Vehicle Licensing Agency), which is an official government body, whereas in the US, the governing body that deals with official driving licenses and registrations is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

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Because of the rigorous checks involved in issuing a driving license, they can usually be used as proof of identity, and as such, it’s extremely important that your driving license is an accurate representation of your correct name and title. 

A department such as the DMV may require evidence that your Lord title is an officially recognised status, so if you decide that you want your Lord title to be displayed on your license, be prepared to submit any supporting documents that may be required. 

If you inherited the title, you may want to speak to the solicitors or lawyers who administered the will, or whoever manages your family’s estate and legal matters. 

Alternatively, if you purchased your Lord title from a reputable nobility titles agent, you should have received the appropriate documentation in your Information Package. It might be called something like Deeds of Title. 

When you have the relevant documents to hand, making the change to your driving license simply involves filling out a Change of Name/Title form. Near the boxes where you complete your Surname and First name, there will be a place to specify a title. There are options to simply tick a box if the title is Mr, Mrs, Ms or Miss but for any other title, such as Lord, you’ll need to fill in the box marked ‘Other title’. There may be an example shown, such as Dr or Rev, but you can input your own title here, in this case, Lord. 

Once you’ve completed the form and sent it back to the licensing department, you simply wait to hear from them, either with your new newly updated driving license, or they may contact you if they require any further supporting evidence. 

While you’re waiting for your new driving license to arrive, you’re free to continue using your existing license. When you do receive your new license, however, the administrators are usually keen for you to destroy the old one and/or return it back to them, in order to prevent identity fraud or duplication. 

After that, you can begin to use your new driving license that proudly displays your official status as a Lord. 

Benefits of Using Your Lord Title on Your Driving License

For those lucky enough to bear the noble title of Lord, there are many reasons why you might choose to include it in your personal documents, such as your driving license or passport. 

Your driving license can often act as an official proof of identity, so on those occasions where you are asked to provide ID, your status as a Lord will be evident on your license. 

While, in theory, there should be no advantage to being regarded as a member of the nobility, in reality, a noble title can inspire people to treat you differently, perhaps with a little more respect, deference, or at the very least, curiosity and intrigue. 

After all, noble titles are a rare claim in today’s society, so when people do encounter noble titles, it’s natural to give them a little more attention than the normal titles of Mr or Mrs. 

Bearers of noble titles have remarked that the addition of a title such as Lord to your identity can be a valuable asset, particularly in the service industry, where providers are usually very keen to keep any noble patrons particularly happy.

As a result, benefits may include such preferential treatments as upgrades when booking hotel rooms, being offered the best tables in restaurants, and there are even stories of bank managers offering better lending terms when they see that their customer has a noble title. 

One of the places where a noble title on your driving license may have a noticeable effect is if you’re shopping for a high-end car or luxury vehicle. Proof of ID is often required to test drive a car, and you might notice your salesperson becomes a little more attentive once they spot the noble title on your card. 

While there are few places you can claim any official rights or privileges as a Lord, these subtle shifts in other people’s perception of you can lead to some advantageous results. 

Updating All Your Personal Documents

So, while it may seem like additional admin to update your personal documents with your Lord title, it can be well worth the time and effort. 

However, if you do decide to make the change to your driving license, bear in mind that it’s advisable to be consistent across all your official documents. For example, you don’t want to be a Lord on your driving license and a Mr on your other documentation, such as a passport or bank account for example. Any inconsistencies can sometimes be flagged up as questionable in identity searches, and too many discrepancies can affect things like your credit score and credit rating. 

So, while it can be beneficial to add your Lord title to your driving license and any other forms of identification, you’d be wise to ensure all your titles are consistent across all your official documents and any future applications or correspondence. 

Once you’ve updated all the relevant paperwork and references, you can proudly share your Lord title with the world whenever the need arises. 

Then you’ll discover for yourself the difference it can make to have a noble title on your documents, how it can open doors and lead to surprising and wonderful benefits, such as new levels of esteem and interest from those who are impressed or curious about the modern-day nobility and how they live.