Qatar Visa Fees: The Qatar Visa costs N15,064 ($41,84). At the Qatar Embassy in Abuja, you can pay with cash or a debit card. If you are making an online application, you can also use your debit card. There is no option of using a credit card.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of arrival in Qatar. Other documents required include a plane ticket and evidence of sufficient income to support yourself while you are in the country.
The best time to apply for a visa is as early as possible because there can be delays with processing times of up to two years. It is recommended to apply directly from Qatar rather than through a third party agent because fees will not be refunded if the visa is rejected.
Visa on Arrival: In some cases, a visa may be available on arrival. These are usually for people who are invited by a resident of Qatar to visit him/her. Invitations should be obtained from the person being visited and should be accompanied by a letter of invitation (available at the embassy) and a copy of the accommodation booking confirming that you will only stay for a specific period.
Fees for tourist visas to Qatar for citizens of the United States of America
|Type of visa||Validity||Total cost|
|Single entry||Up to 90 days||$126.00|
|Multiple entry (30 days stay)||Up to 1 year||$209.00|
|Multiple entry||Up to 1 year||$259.00|
|Multiple entry (30 days stay)||Up to 1 year||$369.00|
What amount of money will you require for your trip to Qatar? You should budget approximately QAR633 ($174) per day for your holiday in Qatar, since this is the average daily price based on other travellers' spending. This includes eating out several times a day and buying gifts for family back home.
Qatar is one of the most expensive countries in the world to travel in. The country-wide currency is the Qatari Riyal (QR), which is made up of 100 fils. One U.S. dollar equals 3.80 QR at current exchange rates. However, credit cards are accepted at most hotels and restaurants, so there is no need to carry cash.
For an overview of what to expect when travelling between Qatar and other countries, please see our guide.
Cost. According to some estimations, the World Cup would cost Qatar around PS138 billion (US $220 billion). The price tag makes the tournament the most expensive in history. It's more than the Gross Domestic Product of many countries.
The figure includes construction of facilities such as stadiums and hotels, as well as security measures. It also takes into account the cost of importing food for the foreign workers employed on FIFA project sites.
It is believed that the actual bill may be higher because it does not include other expenses such as traffic congestion, pollution, and damage to the environment. These costs are shouldered by the local population or borne by the state, depending on the government policy regarding them.
Qatar has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, so the estimate seems reasonable. However, since the country has limited resources, some experts question whether it can afford the competition without borrowing money or cutting social programs.
In addition to the financial burden, hosting the World Cup brings with it significant political and diplomatic risks. Political instability in neighboring countries could affect Qatari tourism or trade agreements, for example. There's also a risk that terrorist groups might try to attack important buildings or infrastructure projects used by visitors to the country.