Priority Approval & Priority Review
The average time to process and review a standard application is 12 weeks. You should then expect a further 12 weeks from submitting your attempt evidence to hearing whether you have been successful or not. This is due to the large volume of applications we receive, and the detail needed to check through attempt submissions for every piece of evidence received.
Our Priority Application and Priority Evidence Review services enable you to receive a faster response on your application review and attempt evidence submissions.
If you choose the Priority service, Guinness World Records will respond to you within 5 working days (as opposed to the usual 12 weeks).
The Priority Application service for existing titles costs £500 / $800 US / €630 (plus VAT where applicable), while the cost for new titles is £650 / $1,000 US / €820.
During the application process you will be given the opportunity to select a Priority Application. If you have already made the application you can login to your Guinness World Records account and upgrade to a Priority Application on your application summary page. Just select the button near the top of the page.
Please note: Priority Application fees are non refundable. This service guarantees that your application is given priority for review. However, in instances where you are suggesting a new record title, this service does not guarantee that your application will be accepted.
Priority Evidence Review
You can also purchase our Priority Evidence Review service to prioritise the review of the evidence and the outcome of your record attempt.
The Priority Evidence Review service is only available AFTER we have received your full evidence submission, and will ensure that your evidence is reviewed within 5 working days (as opposed to the usual 12 weeks).
To request a Priority Evidence Review you will need to have submitted all your evidence. Once this is done you can select the 'Upgrade to Priority Evidence Review' button on your application summary page.
The Priority Evidence Review service for existing titles costs £350 / $650 US / €440 (plus VAT where applicable).
Please note: Priority Evidence Review fees are non refundable. This service guarantees that your evidence submission is given priority for review. However, this service does not guarantee that your record attempt will be successful. If your evidence submission is incomplete this can create a delay and the 5 working days will restart for every subsequent evidence submission. All requirements given in your specific record guidelines will all stand as per a standard evidence review.
You can ask questions about your application through the correspondence function. All priority applications will receive an answer or update within 2 working days (as opposed to 2 weeks) for the remaining part of the application process.