faqs

Thanks for getting in touch. Please check out FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) below.

HOW TO APPLY TO SET / BREAK A NEW RECORD?
  1. Register for an Account
  2. You will receive an email with an activation link. Click on the link, and you will be brought to a dashboard page.
  3. Click on the ‘Apply for a Record’ button.
  4. Complete the Application form.

Once you have submitted your Standard Application, our Records Management Team will review the application. If you have applied for an existing title, or for a new title that we find acceptable, we will make the Record Guidelines available to you via your online account, as well as the Guide to Your Evidence. This outlines the evidence you need to submit in order for IB Records to assess the outcome of your record title attempt. This document will also include printable templates of documents to submit to us.

All evidence must be submitted online. You can upload your evidence by logging into your account. After this, our Records Management Team will assess your evidence. If your attempt is verified as successful, you will be eligible for one complimentary Official INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF RECORDS™ Record-Holder Certificate to confirm your record-holder status!

Please fill the online Application form or if you have any enquiry you can contact us .

Please do not send us evidence before submitting an application and Receiving your Guidelines, as we will not be able to process it.

HOW TO GET TITLE APPROVED?

IB Records has an expertly trained Records Management Team who undertake substantial research and verification checks to confirm whether a new record title has been achieved.

When you submit an application for a new record title, Records Category Specialists carefully assess it to confirm whether or not your proposal can be accepted. When you submit your evidence for a new or existing title, the Records Management Team will run comprehensive checks on this evidence to confirm whether it is sufficient enough to demonstrate that you have achieved the record title in question.

If you are submitting an application, it is important that you provide us as much information as possible, including:
• What you want to achieve
• How and where you want to achieve it
• Any links that may help our team to understand your proposal.

During the application process you will be able to search our entire database of records and find out if we already have a record matching your idea and what the target to beat is.

If your proposal for a new title is accepted, or if you are applying for an existing title, you will receive your guidelines to attempt the record; it is important that you read these and the evidence check list pack carefully, and documents all requested evidence. So that our team can assess all evidence provided and verify whether your attempt has been successful.

It is also important that you ask any question well in advance of any record attempt. This is to ensure we have time to respond, as it can take up to 6 to 8 weeks for us to get back to you. If your application has been accepted, you will be able to send all correspondence via your online account directly to your records manager.

WHAT RECORD TITLES CAN BE APPLIED?

For new record ideas, please note that IB Records only recognizes WORLD RECORDS. We do not verify national / country specific achievements.
1. Measurable – Is it the fastest / longest / heaviest / most?
2. Breakable – Can the record be broken or repeated by someone else? All our record titles must be open to being challenged.
3. Standardisable – Can the record title be done universally? For example, it cannot be related to something restricted to a region.
4. Verifiable – Can the claim be proven? For example, a claim such as ‘the man who never drank water’, can never be verified unless the man spent his whole  life from birth under surveillance by a witness.
5.  Universal – The proposal must be something, or about something that is known to the world’s majority. It cannot be too specific / regional.
6. Substantially different from a current record – If your record suggestion is similar to something we already have, we will ask you to break the current record rather than approving a variation of the same title.

ARE THERE RULES FOR RECORD TITLE BREAK?

We assess each and every application that we receive – but many cannot be recognized as a world record.
• We do not accept applications based on subjective measures for example – beauty, kindness, loyalty.
• Other activities that are not records include those which are not sufficiently challenging, those which are too specific to a single person or anything
that is unbreakable.
• We do not endorse unsuitable activities or those which could cause potential harm or danger to spectators / birds / animals.
• We do not permit people under the age of 18 to attempt or hold records which are considered unsuitable for minors. In these instances IB Records works
in association with the official regulatory body for the particular skill / sport.

Please read more about our record policies .

DOES IB RECORDS PAY RECORD HOLDER / MAKE CONTRIBUTION?

As the world’s unrivaled authority on record-breaking achievement, our role is to celebrate the world’s best, to inspire ordinary people and to entertain and inform.

For these reasons, we do not pay record-breakers for their achievements or for carrying out a record title attempt. We are also unable to cover any expenses, offer sponsorship or provide equipment for anyone attempting a record.

In addition, we are unable to make contributions to individuals, charities or businesses. This is to maintain our unbiased stance as the world’s global record breaking authority and to ensure that we are truly inclusive of all applicants.

WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOD INVOLVE IN RECORD TITLES LARGEST AMOUNT OF FOOD?

For any record titles associated with large amounts of food, our Record Guidelines stipulate that it must either be consumed or distributed for consumption after it has been measured. As with all record titles, the Record Guidelines must be adhered to in order to be considered a successful IB Records title.

Please refer to our record policies page

HOW TO INVITE ON-SPOT JUDGE AT RECORD ATTEMPT?

If you would like an official IB Records’ Judge to attend your record attempt and provide on the spot verification, you may visit ‘INVITE A JUDGE’ Page of website www.internationalbookofrecords.com

Our commercial team will also contact you on your registered contact number.

HOW TO KNOW THE GUIDELINES FOR RECORD ATTEMPT?

If you wish to set a new record or break an existing record or set a new record, and want to view the guidelines, you will need to submit an online application first.

Each application for a new record title is reviewed individually by an expert and we are unable to tell you if your record can be accepted by email or phone. If your record is been approved you will be informed by email.

Please note, we cannot respond to postal enquiries.

IF THERE IS RECORD IDEA, CAN TALK ABOUT IT?

We provide individual consultative services as part of the Self-service application. All Self-service application proposals must be made via our website by submitting an application and mention there for individual consultative.

If you are applying on behalf of a business, agency or non-profit organisation, you may be interested in our Record Consultancy Service.

CAN CHILDREN APPLY FOR RECORD?

Yes, depending on the type of record you wish to attempt. However, if you are under the age of 18, you will need either a parent or guardian to create an account and submit the application on your behalf.

IF ANY CHAIN OR THIRD PARTY SEND LETTER/EMAIL FOR MAKING A NEW WORLD RECORD ON THEIR BEHALF, IS IT GENIUNE?

IB Records does not accept any records relating to chain or third party letters, sent by post or e-mail.

If you receive a letter or an e-mail which promises to publish the names of all those who send it on, The Chain and third party is responsible, how they provide data base of participants.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENTS?

IB Records accepts payments only after approval of record.

You can make payment by depositing/transferring in given bank account and scan and email deposit slip/transaction ref. no. along-with your application id, and record’s title.

An invoice and receipt in pdf format will be emailed to you.

HOW TO RECEIVE CERTIFICATE?

One complimentary certificate will be posted to free of shipment for Record Holder.

All other certificates (Participants / Organizer / Sponsors etc.) will be given on order against payment and track-able shipment will be charged.

IF FORGOTTEN SIGN-IN INFORMATION. HOW TO GET IT?

Please use our forgotten password function to reset your password.

HOW TO GET TECHNICAL ISSUES RESOLVED?

If you have a technical question regarding the IB Records website, then please contact us. Please ensure that you provide us with your registered email address, name, application ID (if applicable) and if possible, screenshots of the issues you are experiencing.

HOW TO INFORM ABOUT ERROR IN THE BOOK?

We always welcome any comments regarding our publications. These can be sent to us through the Contact Us section of the website.

Your observations will be sent to our editorial department for further investigation. We always endeavor to achieve the highest possible standards of accuracy.

CAN A LETTER BE POSTED?

IB Records are unable to respond to any postal correspondence that is unrelated to an existing record application.

All postal correspondence sent to IB Records will be securely disposed of upon receipt, so please do not send any postal correspondence UNLESS it is in relation to an existing record application.

If your enquiry has not been answered by our FAQs, please Contact us.

HOW CAN ANYONE CONTACT IB RECORDS?

IB Records is oriented and organized by Midshot Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. Our H.O in Delhi India. We also have regional offices in Amritsar(Punjab), Karnal(Haryana). We have officially trained IB Records adjudicator. Soon we are opening our regional associate centers in other countries also.

If you would like to propose a record idea, break an existing record or receive the full guidelines and rules for a record, you will need to first create an online account, and then submit an online application. We are also able to provide any record specific information over the phone or email.

Please do not send us any applications or record evidence via post without applying online first. We are unable to respond to postal enquiries, however if you do have an enquiry that has not been answered on our FAQ page, then please submit an online enquiry.

If you have a question about a pending application, please log into your IB Records’ account and send us your message using the correspondence box in the application page. This facility is only available to applicants who have had their applications successfully accepted and whom have received their guidelines and it can take up to 6-8 weeks* to receive a response.

*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 for the most up-to-date information.

CAN SELF SERVICE APPLICATION PROCESS BE SPEED UP?

At this moment all application are considered queue manner.

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