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Tier 2 (Independent Vs. Dependent) Pros and Cons

Hi,,

I’m now in the UK under a Tier 2 visa. I was planning to bring my wife and the kids under Tier 2 dependents, However, my wife got a job offer here and the employer asked her if she wants a COS. She and the kids are not in the UK at the moment.

My question is:
can each one of us work here in the UK with independent Tier 2 visa for each?
if yes, then what are the pros and cons – for us and for the kids – of doing this (she comes with the kids under her own Tier 2 visa) compared to her coming to work in the UK under my visa as a dependent?

N.B. we are all Egyptians. My wife and I work as doctors.

Thank you