The EB-5 program requires that the EB-5 investor sustain their investment at risk throughout their two year period of conditional permanent residency, but does not require him or her to maintain their investment beyond the sustainment period. Each CMB EB-5 partnership enters into a six year loan agreement with the borrower associated with the target investment. Upon full repayment of the EB-5 loan by the borrower, then those eligible limited partners (those past the two year period of conditional permanent residence) could request that the partnership purchase the partnership interests of the eligible EB-5 investors, which would include those limited partners that have received his or his I-829 approval and those that do not have a I-829 approval but have sustained their investment throughout their two year period of conditional permanent residency.
CMB believes that it is best that at least one EB-5 investor in the partnership has received an I-829 approval before any return of capital. However, this is not a requirement of the EB-5 program.