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Q: Retiring in China

I have done some searching about retiring in China and have found some information saying that a 5 or 10 year visa are options but stuggling to find what the exact requirements are for either. Would appreciate it if anyone can point me in the right direction for the answers.

 

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1 year 19 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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icnif77:

I find more with 'retiring in China' in search:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/retire-china-costs-visas-more-213111735.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHM8oOZHCQ3luMny9PK9H85sIefRJzXt-PCaXwcpeyX0tmf-gIyHv2hboo9MrsZRjEEMg7-XpM3rfeGBGcbOyPS4r_s26KLgvQSP4nAWXKXrEy7G3t3P9ysAo79qF-marmLPk9dvauhnE66fxOnBFsIs6hobPEth5eWXcKDQw6UW

How to Retire in China: Costs, Visas and More

 

https://smartasset.com/retirement/retire-in-china

How to Retire in China: Costs, Visas and More

 

These are two different articles with the same title .. Have a read!

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Dragon2022:

Hi icnif77, I had found the travelchinaguide links but not the others so thanks. Cant search the latest for a certain reason but unlike when I search for retiring in Thailand that gives visa options and info like a pension of a certain value being needed or funds needed to be in a bank account etc. frustrating(so far) I cant find this info for China.

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icnif77:

See this one:

https://www.hrone.com/blog/residence-permit-foreigners-china/

It's a description of RP possibilities. I'd say, you should seek more info at your Embassy in China.

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icnif77:

I find more with 'retiring in China' in search:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/retire-china-costs-visas-more-213111735.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHM8oOZHCQ3luMny9PK9H85sIefRJzXt-PCaXwcpeyX0tmf-gIyHv2hboo9MrsZRjEEMg7-XpM3rfeGBGcbOyPS4r_s26KLgvQSP4nAWXKXrEy7G3t3P9ysAo79qF-marmLPk9dvauhnE66fxOnBFsIs6hobPEth5eWXcKDQw6UW

How to Retire in China: Costs, Visas and More

 

https://smartasset.com/retirement/retire-in-china

How to Retire in China: Costs, Visas and More

 

These are two different articles with the same title .. Have a read!

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Hi icnif77, I had found the travelchinaguide links but not the others so thanks. Cant search the latest for a certain reason but unlike when I search for retiring in Thailand that gives visa options and info like a pension of a certain value being needed or funds needed to be in a bank account etc. frustrating(so far) I cant find this info for China.

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icnif77:

See this one:

https://www.hrone.com/blog/residence-permit-foreigners-china/

It's a description of RP possibilities. I'd say, you should seek more info at your Embassy in China.

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@Dragon

there is a reason there is an age limit on foreign employees in China:
China does not want retirees (unless you are super loaded)

China will be experianceing a demographic nightmare of their own making without adding non-wealthy foreigners in to the mix.

 

Have you asked your local Chinese embassy?
they should be your first port of call as they will have all the legal routes into China, and information on the appropriate visa - you will have to get a visa from them anyway.

 

good luck !

 

Dragon2022:

I was hoping that I could find the general information online than going or calling an embassy but thanks for your reply.

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China doesn't offer retirement visas for foreigners. Only way you'll get to live there for retirement is having a Chinese spouse. 
 

I'm ignoring multi-entry business or tourist visas as they aren't currently a thing yet post Covid and that doesn't seem what you're looking for 

Dragon2022:

Copy that and thank you.

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Thank you. It's helpful.

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My parents are retired and they are applying for an S-1 visa since they live here already and I work with a Chinese company.

Blondie_:

unless you are married to a local, your parents can only stay as long as you are (legally) working there.

 

if you are not married to a local, once your visa expires and you exit, your parents would have to leave too.

 

This is not 'retiring' to China as most people would understand it, as it is contingent on your presence.
 

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Because it depends on your presence, this is not the same as "retiring" to China as most people would think. 

 

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Q: Can foreigners retire in China? A: Yes, foreigners are allowed to retire in China, provided they meet certain requirements. Q: What are the requirements for retiring in China? A: To retire in China, foreigners must be over 60 years of age and have a valid visa that allows them to stay in the country for an extended period of time. They must also have a stable source of income, which can be in the form of a pension or retirement savings. Q: Are there any retirement benefits for foreigners in China? A: Foreigners who retire in China are generally not eligible for social security benefits, as these are only available to Chinese citizens who have contributed to the system. However, some employers may offer retirement benefits to foreign employees as part of their employment package. Q: What are the costs of living like in China for retirees? A: The cost of living in China can vary widely depending on the city and region. Generally, urban areas such as Beijing and Shanghai are more expensive, while smaller cities and rural areas can be more affordable. The cost of healthcare in China is also relatively low compared to Western countries, which can be a significant advantage for retirees. Q: What are the healthcare options for retirees in China? A: China has a universal healthcare system that is available to both citizens and foreigners. However, the quality of healthcare can vary widely depending on the location and hospital. Some retirees may choose to purchase private health insurance to supplement their coverage. Q: What are some popular cities for retirees in China? A: Some popular cities for retirees in China include Hangzhou, Chengdu, and Kunming, which are known for their mild climate, natural beauty, and cultural attractions. However, the best city for retirement depends on personal preferences and individual needs. Overall, retiring in China can be a viable option for foreigners who meet the requirements and have a stable source of income. However, it's important to do thorough research and consult with professionals before making any decisions.

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