On the 25th July 2018 Frontier announced some changes to the way the player minor faction system works. You can see this below or here.
We’re pleased to announce that, starting today, we’re implementing a new and revamped application system for Player Minor Factions.
In re-working the original system for applying for a player minor faction, we are now able to process player minor faction applications with more efficiency and speed. Ultimately, this means that you’ll see your minor factions in-game sooner than before!
Read below for more information:
Why have a minor faction in Elite Dangerous?
A player minor faction is a way for established Player Groups to represent themselves in-game, pushing the agenda of their groups throughout the galaxy.
Once you have submitted a player minor faction, and have it approved by us at Frontier, your player minor faction will show up in one of the three selected systems of your choosing. Your minor faction’s description will show up in a future update of Elite Dangerous.
You will have to manage your minor faction’s economy, influence, and other galactic threats! Take part in various actions: combat, performing missions, selling exploration data and so on; other Commanders will be able work with or against your minor faction and therefore, your minor faction will be subject to the actions and functions of the Background Simulation (BGS).
I applied for a minor faction before the introduction of this system…
If you have previously submitted a player minor faction application with the older form, then you will have an update on the status of that application in the coming days. It will either be approved, or rejected, and depending you will need to do the following:
…it was approved and added to the game:
You don’t need to do anything; your minor faction is in the game! This system is for new player minor factions only!
…And it was rejected:
You will need to resubmit your player minor faction application with the new system below.
Apply for a player minor faction today!
Before applying for a player minor faction, please ensure you’ve notified us of your Player Group, which you can do by filling out the form here.
To apply for a player minor faction, please click here.
If you want to follow up on any future player minor faction applications, please contact Customer Support here (please allow for 72 hours after submitting your faction application before contacting Customer Support.)
If you have any questions or feedback about the new system, please reply in this thread.