What is China's retirement age and can I get a work visa if I am past it?


In China, generally the retirement age is 60 years old for men, 55 for female office workers and 50 for female blue-collar workers.

Foreigners working in China are classified into three categories based on their qualifications and skills: Category A, B, or C.

For those who fall under Category B (Professional Talents), the retirement age is 60 – however, the age limit can be loosened for those that meet special requirements or conditions. There is no age limit for Category A employees (High-level Talents).


Source: Shanghai Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs