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Qatar eVisa for Nigerian citizens: Get your Qatar eVisa online now!
Photo of Camilo Alvarez
Camilo Alvarez
6 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Considering a trip to Qatar as a Nigerian citizen? The Qatar eVisa system has simplified previously complex processes, making it easy for Nigerian visitors to secure their visas online.

At iVisa we don't currently offer this Qatar visa to Nigerian citizens but you can contact the Qatar Embassy in Abuja. This article provides a complete guide, giving Nigerian citizens the necessary information and step-by-step instructions to apply for the Qatar eVisa effortlessly.

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What is the Qatar eVisa, and do Nigerians need it?

Yes, they do, it's mandatory for Nigerian travelers to acquire the Qatar eVisa before embarking on their trip. With the entire application process now accessible online, thus eliminating any need to visit embassies or consulates. The Qatar eVisa provides a streamlined method for Nigerian citizens to secure a visa for traveling to Qatar, whether for tourism purposes or to visit friends and family.

Although the eVisa is electronically linked to your passport, it's advisable to print and download the confirmation to have it on hand for presentation to Qatar's immigration authorities upon arrival, if required.

Required documents to apply for the Qatar eVisa from Nigeria

To apply for the Qatar eVisa online, you'll need the following requirements:

  • Valid Nigerian passport: It must be valid for at least six months from your planned arrival date in Qatar.

  • Passport-size photo: A recent photo taken within the last 3 months is recommended

  • Proof of accommodation: Confirm that you have booked accommodation for your entire stay in Qatar, or submit an invitation letter from your host.

  • Return flight tickets: Provide confirmed return flight ticket reservations to demonstrate your intention to depart from Qatar before your visa expires.

How to apply for a Qatar eVisa from Nigeria

With the convenient online Qatar Visa service, you can complete the entire process in less than 15 minutes!

  • Step 1: To begin, fill out the online application form. Complete the required travel information and provide your basic details.

  • Step 2: Take a moment to review the information you have provided and proceed to make the payment for the Qatar Visa fees. You can usually pay with a credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: Once you've paid, complete the application process by uploading the necessary documents and filling in any other required info. Finally, submit your application.

All you have to do now is wait for your eVisa to be processed and approved. Your approved Qatar eVisa will be sent directly to your email address.

How to check the status of a Qatar eVisa application in Nigeria

You can check your status on the official website of the visa application service provider or the Qatar Ministry of Interior (MOI). Find the ‘Check Application Status’ or similar options and provide the required details to access the application status. This typically includes the application reference number, passport number, and/or applicant's full name. Enter the requested information accurately. The system will then display the current status of your Qatar eVisa application.

Processing time and costs for a Qatar eVisa application for Nigerians

The government fee for the Qatar eVisa is USD $28.00.

Validity period of a Qatar eVisa for Nigerian citizens

The Qatar eVisa is a single entry visa, which means it grants permission for a single trip to Qatar. If you intend to leave Qatar and return later, you will need to apply for a new visa.

Once the Qatar eVisa is issued, it must be used within 90 days after arrival. Upon entering Qatar with the eVisa, you can stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days per entry.

Can a Qatar eVisa be extended as a Nigerian?

Check the possibility of extending your Qatar eVisa online via the Ministry of Interior website. You can also submit an online extension application on this portal.

Alternatively, apply for an extension at the Qatar Ministry of Interior's Immigration Office located at Hamad International Airport in Doha or at any of the MOI Service Centers across the country.

Consequences of overstaying a Qatar eVisa for Nigerian visitors

You should always be aware of the implications of overstaying a Qatar eVisa. Overstaying refers to exceeding the authorized duration stated on your visa by remaining in the country beyond the permitted period.

Overstaying your Qatar eVisa can result in various consequences, which include:

  • Fines and penalties: Overstaying incurs a daily fee of QAR 200 (approximately US$54). This fee must be settled before your departure from Qatar.

  • Legal issues and travel restrictions: Overstaying violates immigration laws and regulations, potentially leading to legal complications. Moreover, it may have an impact on your ability to travel to Qatar or other countries in the future.

To avoid these unfavorable outcomes, it is crucial to strictly adhere to the specified duration of your Qatar eVisa and leave the country before its expiry date.

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What to do when my Qatar eVisa application is denied?

If your Qatar eVisa application is denied in Nigeria, here are some steps you can take:

  • Review the denial reason: The Qatar government will inform you why they rejected your application.

  • Consult your visa application service provider: If you applied through us, contact our customer support team via online chat. They can provide guidance and clarification regarding the next steps.

  • Consider reapplying for the Qatar eVisa: Depending on the reason for the denial, you can possibly reapply for the Qatar Visa. Always address any issues in your new application.

Common mistakes to avoid when applying for a Qatar online visa from Nigeria

It’s important to avoid common mistakes that can lead to complications or visa application rejections. Here are some key mistakes to avoid:

  • Incomplete or inaccurate information: Ensure that all the information you provide in the visa application form is accurate, complete, and matches the details in your supporting documents. Double-check for any errors or typos before submitting the application.

  • Missing or incorrect supporting documents: Carefully review the list of visa requirements for the Qatar online visa application and ensure you meet them.

  • Applying for the wrong visa: This Qatar eVisa is only for tourism purposes. If you want to do business, apply for a business visa for Qatar instead.

  • Insufficient passport validity: Check that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date into Qatar.

  • Ignoring the visa processing times: Pay attention to the processing times provided for the Qatar online visa options. Select the appropriate processing time that aligns with your travel plans and allows sufficient time for visa issuance.

  • Not keeping a copy of the visa approval: Once your Qatar online visa is approved, make sure to save a copy of the approval email or print the visa document. This will serve as proof of your visa status and may be required during your travel or when entering Qatar.

By avoiding these common mistakes and carefully following the instructions provided during the Qatar online visa application process, you can enhance the chances of a successful application and a smooth travel experience.

Contact us with questions about the Qatar eVisa application

Do you have additional questions about the application process for the Qatar eVisa or another travel document? Our customer service team will happily answer any questions you may have via online chat or WhatsApp.

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Camilo Alvarez
Head of Business Innovation
Camilo Alvarez, the visionary Head of Business Innovation at iVisa, is a driving force in the travel documentation industry. With a profound understanding of the field, Camilo's team pioneers innovative solutions and services, elevating user experiences. Overseeing a portfolio of 250+ visa solutions, he ensures seamless compliance with evolving global travel regulations, establishing himself as a trusted thought leader in the industry.
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