Been searching forever but can’t seem to find any portals in Ingress?  Well maybe it’s time you work on creating your own.  While you can not create a portal directly through the Ingress game you can follow some steps in order to submit your portal to be created by Google.
First step is to make sure that the location you have in mind follows some specific criteria.

  • Should be safe
  • Should be accessible to the public
  • Examples:
    • Statues
    • Unique Structures
    • Outdoor murals
    • Historic buildings or locations
    • Unique local business
    • Public facility (Library, Post Office or Fire Station)

if your location meets this criteria then you need to follow the instructions on the portal submission page to submit your location for review. Be sure to submit all the information they ask for as it is vital to getting your portal reviewed.  It can take up to a few weeks for a decision to be made regarding the addition of the new portal.  In that time either keep looking for new portals or other unclaimed portals in your area.

  29 Responses to “Creating”

  1. Hi,

    This is my first request for a portal creation (many will come as i’m a parisian guide.. i walk a lot… i will enligh a lot ; ) ) anyway… the first one is a symbolic one for the rival camp.. but still a good idea for a portal from my point of view.
    It’s one of the roots of the resistance in this side of Paris.. a tiny street where spanish resistant were hidden… and of course during the WW2 :

    33 Rue des Vignoles, 75020 Paris, France

    It’s always open…

  2. Is there a way to report portals that are in inappropriate locations? I have found 2, 1 is in a schoolyard and the other is in a children’s hospital. It shows up on rainy days in a building, but even with an accurate (5ft) fix, it is still on the grounds, can’t be reached from a public street, and I don’t think this is the best place for a portal. I’m willing to upload better positions, but is there a procedure for moving existing ones?

    • If you go to the New Portal Submission page and then click Contact Us -> Report an Issue with a Portal -> Portals located in the Wrong Place

      It would help them to have a GEO Tag’g image of the Portal so that they can help put it in the correct location.

  3. I’ve submitted many portal location suggestions in the last two weeks or so, does anyone know what happens when a submission is accepted (or rejected)? Does it just show up one day, or can I expect to receive an email?

  4. i have a portal key but cant set up a destination portal…what am i doing wrong? i have one orginal portal i initially set up but cant set up any more and i have a portal key.

  5. great concept too bad my closest portal is over 1000km away :( game need to drop portals near players. not just by request.

  6. “Should be accessible to the public for free” – The people who created the 33 portals at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA should include a WARNING or heads up telling us that they charge $12 for parking. It’s very tricky the way they have it set up. You can just drive up to the gate, and the machine dispenses you a ticket. You pull the ticket from the dispenser and the gate opens and pull into their parking lot. You don’t know anything about it until you leave. When you drive up to the exit gates, the attendants hit you with… BOOM! $12 parking fee! Don’t lose your ticket or it’s $80!!!

  7. Is there any way to tell where portals already exist without having an Ingress account?

  8. Does Ingress create Portals on it’s own (by some kind of algorithm)? Or are all portals user submitted?

    • Yes. Its my second day playing and already figured out a fast way to level up (if you have a car). They put portals where ever there is a post office. So on google maps search post office and it will show you where all the post offices are then cross reference the intel map and to see where the poral is. It will be close by. Also search small communities that no one else has established a foot print and you will find and empty portal for sure. I have 6 on the go already and it only day 2.

  9. Hey, there’s some misinformation on this page. Portals do NOT have to be accessible to the public for FREE, there can be a fee for entry. See the FAQs here:

  10. Interesting that one of the guidelines says “Should be accessible to the public”. Yet there are many on military bases that are NOT accessible. This gives a huge advantage to those in or working for the military. IMHO, unfair & not in the spirit of the game.

    • See Number 2 above. You need to suggest an alternate site if the original is not accessible to the public.
      It’s common for a city park or parking lot to be near the main entrance of a military base. Suggest that as the site instead. Please put it more then 100 feet from fenced military property.

    • The majority of military bases are accessible to the general public. You just have to get your butt out of the car and go in the visitor center at the designated gate to receive a pass. IMHO we are entitled to certain perks for defending your freedom. If you work in the City then its unfair because you have all these portals around you when you head out for lunch. Most of mine i hit to and from physical training at 0400 in the morning. so suck it up butter cup.

    • At least in the U.S., most military bases are open to the public during duty hours. So long as you can present an i.d. they will permit entrance

  11. Is it faster to submit portals through the game one by one or all in an email?

  12. is it fine to have multiple submission of portals?

  13. I think the portals should be in the worst sections of town…..Why restrict the “dangerous” areas?…….the difference between oatmeal…………and Gumbo…..

    Besides isnt that ……..oh …oh ….I know!……I know!………DESCRIMINATION………..

    Im not sure thats how its spelled…..

    Also……it would help level the field ……give the middle class guys an edge….right now ya got a bunch of chubby I.T. guys wiggling from one civic landmark to another…..big deal…..

    Ive got a series of challenging portals sent in…..Hope they approve some of them.

  14. They need to allow or make a new game that has the same “hacking” concept but make it with companies! Any kind of stores etc…There would be way more to hack and way more action going on!

  15. Can the creator of a portal take it over? Can I submit a petal and make it mine?

  16. Can you create a portal for my hose

  17. Can I make a portal at my church? They have a preschool there too, but I have seen that most churches have a portal. Maybe I can get people to come to the portal at my church and then that can lead them to possibly join as a member or attend a service or something.

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