Increased immigration verification visits to companies in the Riviera Maya

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits to companies in the Riviera Maya (Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum, etc).

The purpose of the INM verification visit is to corroborate the existence and normal operation of the company and to prove the legal status of foreign employees working there.


Some cases that may increase the possibility of a company receiving an immigration verification visit include the following:

  1. Immigration applications on behalf of foreigners, especially requests for new work visas and/or renewals;
  2. Obtaining or updating the Employers’ Registration Certificate;
  3. If the previous verification visit to the company took place more than one year ago.


If the Immigration authorities have reported frequent denials to access the business premises, and in case the authorities are not able to complete a verification visit they reserve the right to suspend or deny applications sponsored by the company.


CRM Corporativo Riviera Maya advices you the following:

  • Employers should consult an immigration specialist for advice on immigration compliance and what to expect during a verification visit.


For general advice and information on immigration for companies and foreigners, you are welcome to contact our immigration legal department at CRM Corporativo Riviera Maya.