The Beijing Labor Bureau is now stringently monitoring foreign workers, approaching age 60 and older, who are applying for or renewing work permits. Foreign workers applying for initial work permits are likely to be denied if they are nearing the age of 60. If foreign workers have reached age 60 when renewing their work permit, their application will go through a pre-assessment process that will delay processing time and could potentially result in the extension being denied. Older foreign workers applying for a work permit renewal should estimate to wait an additional three weeks for the pre-assessment processing.

The Beijing Labor Bureau is now strictly enforcing its age limit of 60 for foreign workers because the retirement age in China is commonly 60 for men and 55 for women.

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