I will be applying for a Chinese Visa in early December and i have a few questions. I have been to China before and the Passport the previous visa was in was stolen. Some people indicate that you need to provide a copy of the old visa when applying for a new one. I cannot do so will that be a problem? On the back of my new passport it does indicate that this is a replacement passport.
Also, I will be staying with my brother and he sent me an invitation letter. A very simple letter. Does anybody have a sample of what it should look like? Or would a simple letter suffice? He emailed it to me, does it need to be signed?
On the application it asks Who will pay for your cost of traveling and living during your stay in China. I will be staying at his place but will pay for my costs for everything else, should I check Myself or Inviter?