Priority Application / Priority Evidence Review (formerly Fast Track / Fast Review)

FAQs: Priority Application & Priority Evidence Review

I want to make a Priority Application. How does it work and how do I make the payment?

You can choose the Priority Application service during the online application process when you first submit your application. If you decide you want to speed things up a bit later, you can switch to Priority Application at any time. If you choose the Priority Application option, your application will be reviewed within 5 working days.  Normal application processing can take up to 12 weeks*.

To do this, please login to your Guinness World Records account, select the relevant application and click on Upgrade to Priority Application.

Once you have sent us your evidence, you can also purchase our Priority Evidence Review service to prioritise the review of the evidence and the approval of your record.

The Priority Evidence Review service is only available AFTER we have received your full evidence, and will ensure that your evidence is reviewed within 5 working days (waiting times are up to 12 weeks* for standard applications).

We currently accept 2 methods of payment for Priority Application and Priority Evidence Review: PayPal and Worldpay.

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please make a standard application, and then complete this form which will be processed by our finance team.

Please note: our Priority Application service is not an individual consultative service and only speeds up the standard application process. Using the Priority Application process does not guarantee that your application will be successful, and we do not issue refunds if your application is unsuccessful.

*Please note - Our usual wait times are sometimes extended when we have larger than normal volumes of applications. 

Please refer to our Current application waiting times page for the most up-to-date information.

How to pay via Bank Transfer?

  • Payments should be made via Paypal or Worldpay and these options are presented once you reach the payment screen when processing an application.
  • If, however, you are unable to pay via these methods, you can generate an invoice and then arrange payment via bank transfer.
  • First, login to your Guinness World Record account and then make a record application.
  • Once you have selected your product, you will reach the payment screen.
  • Once here, select the link “For alternative payment methods please request an invoice” at the bottom of the payment options
  • You then need to enter your details (name and address) that will appear on the invoice
  • Then select “Generate Invoice”
  • The next page will have a link to your invoice. Select “View your invoice”
  • Your invoice will load up in a new window. From here it can be downloaded as a pdf or printed
  • You should then arrange payment via bank transfer to the bank details listed on your invoice
  • When arranging payment, you must include your application reference number as the reference on the payment
  • Once payment has been received, your application will be passed on for processing. It is important that you include your application reference number on your bank transfer to prevent any delays in your application being processed
  • Your application will not start being processed until the funds are received into our account and then matched to your application by our payment team
  • N.B. receipts are not generated if you pay via bank transfer

How do I get an Invoice/Receipt?

How do I get a Receipt?

  • Once you have created an application and paid, you will be able to generate a receipt.
  • First, login to your Guinness World Record account.
  • Select the relevant application from the Applications section of your dashboard
  • Scroll down to the section called "Receipt"
  • Select the link "View your receipt"
  • Your receipt will then load in a new window
  • From here it can be printed or downloaded as a pdf file

How do I get an Invoice?

  • Payments should be made via Paypal or Worldpay and these options are presented once you reach the payment screen when processing an application.
  • If, however, you are unable to pay via these methods, you can generate an invoice and then arrange payment via bank transfer.
  • First, login to your Guinness World Record account and then make a record application.
  • Once you have selected your product, you will reach the payment screen.
  • Once here, select the link “For alternative payment methods please request an invoice" at the bottom of the payment options
  • You then need to enter your details (name and address) that will appear on the invoice
  • Then select "Generate Invoice"
  • The next page will have a link to your invoice. Select "View your invoice"
  • Your invoice will load up in a new window. From here it can be downloaded as a pdf or printed

Payment of an Invoice

  • You should make payment via bank transfer to the bank details listed on your invoice
  • When arranging payment, you must include your application reference number as the reference on the payment
  • Once payment has been received, your application will be passed on for processing. It is important that you include your application reference number on your bank transfer to prevent any delays in your application being processed
  • Your application will not start being processed until the funds are received into our account and then matched to your application by our payment team. Your application Status will show as "Awaiting Payment" until payment is received.
  • N.B. receipts are not generated when you pay via bank transfer
  • Invoices can be accessed again in future from your application page under the section “Invoice” by selecting the link "View your invoice"

What if I can’t pay via Paypal or Worldpay?

If you are unable to pay via these methods, you can generate an invoice and then arrange payment via bank transfer.

  • First, login to your Guinness World Record account and then make a record application.
  • Once you have selected your product, you will reach the payment screen.
  • Once here, select the link "For alternative payment methods please request an invoice"
  • Enter your details (name and address) that will appear on the invoice
  • Select "Generate Invoice"
  • The next page will have a link to your invoice. Select "View your invoice"
  • Your invoice will load up in a new window. From here it can be downloaded as a pdf or printed
  • You should then arrange payment via bank transfer to the bank details listed on your invoice
  • When arranging payment, you must include your application reference number as the reference on the payment
  • Once payment has been received, your application will be passed on for processing. It is important that you include your application reference number on your bank transfer to prevent any delays in your application being processed
  • Your application will not start being processed until the funds are received into our account and then matched to your application by our payment team

N.B. receipts are not generated if you pay via bank transfer

Still need help?

If your query is about Priority Application or Priority Evidence Review (formerly Fast Track or Fast Review), please fill out the below contact form with as much information as possible and we will get back to you as soon as we can

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