In order to become a citizen of New Zealand, you're supposed to live there for five years.
Requirements for a Grant of New Zealand CitizenshipGuess you can buy anything, anywhere. Given Trump's infatuation with Russia, one might wonder why Thiel didn't get a passport from there, as well.
You can get New Zealand citizenship by grant if:
- you already have the right to be in New Zealand indefinitely (you're a permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia, or you’re Australian)
- you’ve lived here for at least the last 5 years and had the right to be in New Zealand indefinitely the whole time
- you intend to keep living here
- you speak English, and
- you're of good character.
Going to be interesting if Californians will overlook Theil's apparent lack of faith in the United States. He may be a triple citizen, as he would hold birthright citizenship from Germany, where he may return in the service of Trump. On the other hand, Der Governator retained his Austrian citizenship, which required a special exemption, as Austria doesn't hold with dual citizenship.