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All of that is possible, but improbable. Why? Because to use a visitor visa, the person has to have non-immigrant intent. With an I-130 filed for him, that is evidence of immigrant intent. If he tried to use a visitor visa (ESTA Visa Waiver or B-2 tourist visa) to enter the U.S., one of three things could happen if they don't let him in:
a) They will allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and he can go home, no penalty.
b) They will not allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and will order him excluded. This has a 5 year penalty that he cannot come back unless he gets a very hard to get waiver.
c) They will not allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and they catch him in a lie and they exclude him with a permanent bar due to fraud and/or misrepresentation and with that charge he cannot come back unless he gets a very hard to get waiver.
So I do not recommend that he try. Unfortunately, the I-130 immigrant process will probably take around 9 months if not more. If you filed two months ago, it will probably take a few more months before he can immigrate. You can ask that it be expedited, but that is difficult. Here is a link:
As far as transfer on a business visa, that would be the L-1B or L-1A and you have to have a business in the U.S. in order to transfer him to and normally, such a business would need to have a substantial investment plus have a number of U.S. employees. Most attorneys don't like taking L-1 cases that have less than a $100,000 investment and less than 3 or 4 employees (non-family members). If you have that type of business in the U.S., here is the link:
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Thank you very much for confirming this with us. We have got past the 1st part of the application and are now waiting for my Husband to be given a number which can take 5-8 weeks.
We appreciate your excellent service, and if we have any further questions we will be in touch.