Have you been searching forever and can’t seem to find any portals in Ingress? Or have you run across a location that you think would make a good portal? Have no fear, we have you covered with how creating a portal and portal submissions work in Ingress!
As of September 2015 there is a temporary suspension on new portal submissions while they continue to process and evaluate the backlog of current submissions. You will no longer see the NEW PORTAL option when long pressing on the Scanner. There is no date set currently for when submissions will open back up.
When Submissions are opened back up to submit a portal in game all you have to do is long click with the scanner open on the location you wish to submit a portal.
When considering a location for a portal submission there is a list of criteria that must be met for all new high-quality Portal candidates. In addition to the criteria for creating a portal there are a lot of tips and tricks on how to get your Portal submission to be accepted.
Finally when you have a location that meets all of the above make sure that you take a clear, well lit photo for your submission that shows the subject and its immediate surroundings. This will help the Ingress team to determine if the candidate meets the acceptance criteria and will confirm that it physically can be found in the suggested location.
It is important to note that this photo does NOT have to be professional it just had to clearly show the subject of the portal.
Also, while a description is not a requirement of submission it is encouraged as the context is what often allows for the Ingress team to clearly understand how your candidate meets the acceptance criteria.