He can try to apply but like I said, without those things it would be difficult. If he wants to try, he would have to make an appointment with the US embassy and apply for a tourist visa. He should take proof of a good job (employer letter) in his country, bank accounts with funds, assets/properties, etc. That will help but it is a low chance of approval.
I am not sure what you mean that you tried to get the forms and have been waiting, but You can find the form you need right here, you do not have to keep waiting. --> https://www.uscis.gov/i-130 You can click there and print the form, fill it out, and mail it in. Make sure to attach a copy of your marriage certificate, copies of both of your birth certificates - everything with translations, any divorce certificates, proof that it is a real marriage ( proof of flights to visit him, pictures together, chat longs, greeting cards, emails, etc) proof that you are a US citizen (passport) and form G-325A one for each of you (found here https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/g-325a.pdf ) , and 1 passport style small photo for each of you, plus $420 check or money order for fees.
Once you do this and write expedited criteria in the cover letter on the top and put the cover letter in the top of all documents, it should be approved in a few months. You must get started right away.
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