We've been recording the world's achievements since 1955 - yours could be next!

How do I attempt a world record?

At Guinness World Records we want everyone, anywhere in the world to be able to make their own record-breaking dreams a reality. That’s why we invite individuals to apply for one of our existing record titles free of charge through our Standard Application service.

If you want to apply for a new record title, something that you cannot find in our database, a non-refundable administration fee of £5/$5 (plus VAT) applies.

Once you have submitted an application, it can take up to 12 weeks* for us to review it and let you know next steps.

*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.


Can I get a faster response?

Yes! If you need a quicker response to your application our Priority Application service guarantees a response to your application in five working days. It costs £500/$800 for applications for existing titles, and £650/$1,000 for applications for new titles.

Can I invite a Judge?

Yes! Our Record Adjudicators travel the world to provide on-the-spot verification of record attempts and you can hire a judge to attend your attempt. Inviting a Guinness World Records Adjudicator is a paid-for service. For further information and to invite a judge, select this option when making an application.